HTML5 Brunch: Season 10

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"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time."

NOTE: This virtual self-study group will be led by Gene Babon, Chief Percolator.

This virtual self-study group is designed to complement our Boston PHP talk entitled Better Than Luck: Product Building for Idea People on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

In this talk Heather O'Neill and Jen Kramer will discuss the key elements of intentional planning, research and validation that will help enhance the prospects that your product idea will come to life and achieve the success you desire.

In 11 weekly lessons we will learn the following:

~ Understand Your Business
~ Plan Your Projects
~ Conduct Your Research
~ Define Your Audience
~ Establish Your Brand
~ Craft Your Content
~ Organize Your Information
~ Create Your Wireframes
~ Test Your Interactions
~ Measure Your Impact
~ Analyze Your Results

Self-Study Group Format

The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows:

• Each participant obtains a copy of Before Your Code plus Workbook for $29.99.

• Each participant commits to read one chapter per week, complete exercises from the workbook and post comments in our discussion area. These assignments are ideal for teams who are working on a product launch, so invite your teammates to join you on this journey.

• Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board for each chapter. Each comment will receive a response. Participants will also receive a weekly group e-mail update.

NOTE: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind.

Once you have access to Before You Code and Workbook, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule.

How Do I Get Started?

• Become a member of Boston PHP Meetup if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us!

• Register for HTML5 Brunch, Season 10. Simply RSVP: Yes

• Obtain access to Before You Code and Workbook. Then, start your virtual learning by reading one chapter at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work.


Q: Will there be coding involved in this course?

A: Not a single line of code will be written because these are the steps you need to complete BEFORE YOU CODE (HTML or otherwise) to help ensure the successful launch of your product idea.

Q: How long will the course last?

A: We will cover 11 chapters plus introduction starting Sunday, April 28, 2019 and continuing until Saturday, July 20, 2019. Refer to the HTML5 Brunch, Season 10 -- Master Discussion List for specific dates.

Q: Do I need to attend the live Better Than Luck: Product Building for Idea People presentation to participate?

A: Not at all. However, if you live in the Boston area, and are available on Wednesday, April 17, you can meet the authors of the book, as well as, other Boston PHP members who will be participating in this complementary, self-paced educational opportunity.

Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, April 28 to begin?

A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain access to Before You Code plus Workbook. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself message board once you gain access so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule.

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: Simply post a reply below ("Add a comment") and you will receive a response.

Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun.

Let's Do Brunch!

Gene Babon
Chief Percolator