I'm going to be working on problems from these areas:
We meet at a classroom at Dev Mountain so that we can practice coding challenges.
This group is not a class or lecture, it is more of a workshop format. I usually pick coding challenges for each meetup, then we work on them individually for a while, then discuss our approaches to see if anything can be optimized.
If there's a certain coding-related topic you want to talk about, we can talk about that. We're basically here to hone our skills and support each other in becoming professionals at this.
I graduated from Galvanize a while back, but didn't end up getting a job as a web developer. At this point I'm working as a technical writer (using a little bit of web dev skill as part of my job) and trying to get better at algorithms so I can start winning some programming competitions. I like meeting new people with similar interests and doing a little bit of networking. I have a very quiet and serious demeanor, but underneath it all, I'm actually having a blast. I never pick coding challenges unless I think they could be at least a little bit fun. :)
Hope to see you there.
About the Space
Many thanks to Keith Sipmann, campus director at DevMountain, for offering to let us use a DevMountain classroom for free.
I've also heard good things about Codecademy, FreeCodeCamp, and Firecode.io. I've read that Firecode.io is nice because it determines what level you are at, then shows you exactly one problem at a time, instead of giving you hundreds of problems to choose from like other sites do.
Jokes and Memes Some of these coding challenges are hard. If you find yourself stressing out, I recommend https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/ as a good supply of self-deprecating jokes to help remember that this is hard for everyone at first.