Coffee&Code Belfast is a Meetup for those who are new to coding. We run monthly Saturday sessions, pairing / teaming up to work on coding challenges, and also practice development processes including Github collaboration. Each month, a guest mentor will help guide us through the challenge.
Our aim is to provide a fun, supportive and welcoming space to learn by doing, expand existing skills and meet others on a similar path.
Anyone can attend, any age (18 to 100!), any level, especially those who are self-taught and would like to gain team experience away from online courses. Even if you're just thinking of a new career path as a developer, you can come along and see what it's all about!
We'll be meeting to take part in another beginner level coding challenge and also hear an inspiring talk to motivate us new coders!
Paul McBride, a self-taught developer, software coach, and tech enthusiast will be joining us as a guest speaker and mentor this month. From traveling the world in the RAF to transitioning to a developer role by teaching himself to code online, Paul will be sharing with us "Lessons of a Self Taught Developer" he's learned along the way.
David Cutting is also joining as a guest mentor to help guide us through the challenge. David is an award-winning, Computer Science lecturer and author, with a background in IT consulting. Having completed an MSc and PhD at the University of East Anglia, he is now a Lecturer (Education) at Queen's University.
This event is ideal for those who are new to coding, or those who would like to revisit / practice development, in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Our sponsor, Clockwise Belfast, a flexible co-working space based in the newly renovated and stunning River House building in the Cathedral Quarter, is kindly providing a fantastic space and hot beverages to keep us going on a Saturday morning! For more info on Clockwise Belfast check out: https://workclockwise.co.uk/
**A warm welcome to Ciara Magee who has officially joined Coffee&Code Belfast as organiser and challenge creator! Ciara, a Queen’s University Computer Science student, is currently a Software Engineer in placement at Kainos and also teaches A-Level Software Systems Development in her spare time.**
All levels and ages (18 to 100!) are welcome to join. All you need to bring is your own laptop, your favourite IDE / editor (eg. Sublime, Atom) and a problem-solving attitude! Even if you've no coding experience, please come along for a coffee and a chat and see what it's all about.