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Code Crew: Code + Coffee (Collaborative Coding Session)

  • Feb 17, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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IMPORTANT: If you have already RSVP'd and can no longer make it on Sunday please update your RSVP accordingly. We have limited space and have to cap the number of attendees for this coding session. If you run into trouble with any of the suggested assignments below, I'll be on deck sometime between 11:30am and noon to help you get up to speed before we start rockin' and rollin'.


Let's meet for some collaborative coding to get the productive juices flowing and keep each other motivated as we continue along on the voyage of learning how to code. Bring your projects, lessons and questions and we'll try to help each other out. First Swabbie on deck gets a coffee on me!

A few short suggested tasks to do before this meetup are listed below. These are totally optional and don't worry if you get stuck because we'll put something on calendar to try to get people up to speed if they need any help.

Suggested Things to Do

It may be a good idea to:

  1. Work through Try Git (~15 mins)
  2. Download and install Git on your computer
  3. Set up a GitHub account
  4. Download and install Sublime Text 2
  5. Download and install Google Chrome, if you don't have it already

Probably also:

  1. Watch Computer Programming in 5 Minutes
  2. Watch Basic Command Line Tutorial, and follow along (~5 mins)
  3. Go through the first chapter of one of the books in the "E-book" section of this post

And if you're really feeling brave:

  1. Take a stab at our first code challenge!

Hope to see you there!

- Jamal

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  • David L.

    yeah great session!

    February 18, 2013

  • Juan F.

    Awesome learning atmosphere!

    February 18, 2013

  • Jamal

    Thanks everyone for coming out! Looks like everyone had a good time and learned a lot yesterday. Personally, I learned a good bit about CoffeeScript and Node.js and was able to help people with some Rails and Ruby questions as well as provide input on how to solve the first code challenge. I'm looking forward to our next Code + Coffee session and will you then.

    February 18, 2013

  • Noah

    Sundays don't work for me, if anyone else has the same issue can we meet up during the week for a repeat of this session?

    February 15, 2013

    • Jamal

      Will email about it this afternoon.

      February 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too

      February 17, 2013

  • Tameek H.

    Dealing with an emergency situation at work (Lower Manhattan) I'm hoping to get out of here in the next 30 - 45 minutes

    February 17, 2013

    • Felicia

      Ok. We are still here.

      February 17, 2013

  • Giuseppe T.

    Sorry can't make it this time . Last minute situation at home.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry will be too late

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am afraid that I would get there too late and would like to give my spot to someone who can utilize all of the allotted time.

    February 17, 2013

  • Forest G.

    Really excited about our first meetup tomorrow, looking forward to meeting everyone.

    I am crowd sourcing my Ride Rails to your passion tee shirt design. 21 days to sell 100. $25. Please support. Donating all proceeds to fund webdev/design scholarships in NYC. Thanks for your support.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in learning more about my mission tomorrow.

    February 16, 2013

  • James W.

    So sorry - looks like I can't make this one. I'll catch up with everyone the next time out!

    February 16, 2013

    • Sky D.

      (= It's 2,500 with the discount, but either way...too expensive for me

      February 15, 2013

    • Sky D.

      of're right...the ruby one is $4500. yikes

      February 15, 2013

  • Joelle

    Im teaching myself how to code; learned about the group from one of the members!

    February 13, 2013

    • Jamal

      Awesome and welcome!

      February 14, 2013

  • Serdar E.

    I will be out of the country. I would love to attend the next one(s).

    February 10, 2013

  • Sky D.

    awww darn...gonna be in Cali! Everyone have a blast though! hope to see you all when I get back (=

    February 9, 2013

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