What we're about

Whether you're a total beginner or a coding ninja/guru/Jedi Master, we're here to learn about programming and computer science in a fun, informal environment -- and also to provide moral support to fight the fears and frustrations that come with learning a new skill or transitioning to a new career. Join our chatoom on Slack: LearnTeachCode.org/slack (https://learnteachcode.org/slack)

Stuff we do at Learn to Code LA:

• Learn programming fundamentals through a variety of languages and platforms together in small groups or pair programming -- everything from short tutorials to day-long hackathons/learnathons!

• Workshops -- build something tangible and learn new skills in our structured group classes!

• Co-working and casual learning -- work on your own projects independently while enjoying the company of like-minded people.

• Discussion groups, especially for language-agnostic topics. (Maybe even a book club?)

• Project show-and-tell -- get feedback, generate ideas, or just show off your mad skillz!

• And other random, fun activities like geeky movie nights and joint events with other meetups!

Upcoming events (5+)

Koreatown Code and Coffee

Alchemist Coffee Project

Join our Thursday meetup in Koreatown to work on projects, study, and socialize! This is for all skill levels and programming languages -- total beginners are always welcome! Note that there is no formal lesson plan; we're here to help each other out as peers and collaborators. Join our community Slack group to keep in touch and get more coding help: https://learnteachcode.org/slack Check out all our upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== What to bring: ==================== • Your laptop and charger (or you can always share with someone else and do some pair programming) • Any books, pen/paper, whiteboards, or whatever you need to study • Money to purchase a snack or drink, as a gratitude to the coffee shop for letting us use their space and wifi. This ensures we'll be welcomed • Your curiosity and your excitement for learning, teaching, and coding with new friends! ==================== Agenda: ==================== • 5:45 pm - Pre-meetup: Socialize and get food/drinks • 6:00 pm - Start learning and building things • 7:50pm - Wrap up ==================== Parking / venue info: ==================== We highly recommend public transportation, since Alchemist Coffee Project is right next to the Wilshire/Vermont Metro stop (the red/purple line). There is a small parking lot in front of the coffee shop, some street parking (if you arrive early enough you can probably get a spot!), and other nearby parking lots -- see this parking map for suggestions: https://tinyurl.com/parkoped ======================================= *** Want extra coding help? Join our chat room on Slack: https://learnteachcode.org/slack *** Want to get more involved? We always need more help! You can help with or host a study group, provide mentorship, or volunteer for other fun stuff. Let us know on Slack or in person!

Pasadena Code and Coffee: Technical Interview Practice Problems

USC Norris Medical Library

** THIS WEEK MEETUP IS IN USC NORRIS LIBRARY FROM 3 P.M. PLEASE CHECK THE ADDRESS ** Join us every Saturday at 3pm to work together on problems from leetcode.com. This is a casual gathering for learning together; no formal instruction. All skill levels and programming languages welcome! This week at the USC Norris Library, we have a special treat: we'll do whiteboarding problems on an actual whiteboard! The coding problems for this week are: Problems for this week: 1. https://leetcode.com/problems/cut-off-trees-for-golf-event/ 2. https://leetcode.com/problems/critical-connections-in-a-network/ 3. https://leetcode.com/problems/unique-paths-ii/ 4. https://leetcode.com/problems/path-with-maximum-minimum-value/ Join our community Slack chatroom to meet more mentors and study partners: https://learnteachcode.org/slack *** Be sure to join our #pasadena channel! See our other upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== What to bring: ==================== - Your laptop and charger (or you can always share with someone else and do some pair programming) - Any books, pen/paper, whiteboards, or whatever you need to study - Money to purchase a snack or drink, as a kindness to the coffee shop for letting us use their space and wifi for free! This helps ensure that we'll be welcomed back in the future. :) - Your curiosity and excitement for learning, teaching, and coding with new friends! ====================== Informal mentorship ====================== A note from our Pasadena meetup hosts: Hi, I’m Pritam and I'm currently working as a lead Java developer at the University of Southern California. To become a good developer it’s important to keep learning, so I'm hosting this meetup for all of us to brush up our problem solving skills using data structures and algorithms. I look forward to meeting you! ==================== Parking / venue info: ==================== - Check for street parking around the neighborhood. - Plenty of free parking spots nearby(by the LA District School on Cornwell Street). Just watch out for the "No Parking" signs. ======================================== Want to get more involved? We always need more help! You can help with or host a study group, provide mentorship, or volunteer for other fun stuff. Let us know in person, or by introducing yourself on our Slack chatroom here: https://learnteachcode.org/slack

Downtown LA Code and Coffee

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Join our weekly Sunday meetup to work on projects, learn and socialize together! There are no formal lesson plans or teachers, but we're all here to help one another. Beginners are always welcome! Join our community Slack group and keep in touch with downtown LA friends on our #dtla channel: https://learnteachcode.org/slack Check out all our upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== What to bring: ==================== - Your coding device of choice (but probably not your home desktop). If you don't have a laptop, that's OK! Join us to chat / pair program! - In case the wifi is spotty, it never hurts to download some resources for offline access beforehand - Any books, pen/paper, whiteboards, or whatever you need to study - Money to purchase a snack or drink, as a kindness to the coffee shop for letting us use their space and wifi for free! This helps ensure that we'll be welcomed back in the future. :) - Your curiosity and excitement for learning, teaching, and coding with new friends! ======================================== * Want to get more involved? We always need more help! You can help with or host a study group, provide mentorship, or volunteer for other fun stuff. Let us know on Slack or in person! https://learnteachcode.org/slack

Baldwin Park Code and Coffee

Baldwin Park

Join our weekly Sunday meetup to work on side projects, study, learn, and socialize together! There is no formal lesson plan. Attendees are encouraged to share projects they're working on, pair program, and enjoy a beverage! We HIGHLY recommend checking out our GitHub and Slack group prior to attending, as it will help us better facilitate our meetup events! * This meetup is open to everyone interested in meeting with other developers of all skill levels! Code & coffee GitHub repository: https://github.com/LearnTeachCode/code-coffee-compendium Join our community Slack group: https://learnteachcode.org/slack Check out all other upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== What to bring: ==================== - Your laptop and charger (or you can always share with someone else and do some pair programming) - Any books, pen/paper, whiteboards, or whatever you need to study - Money to purchase a snack or drink, as a kindness to the coffee shop for letting us use their space and wifi for free! This helps ensure that we'll be welcomed back in the future. :) - Your curiosity and excitement for learning, teaching, and coding with new friends! ==================== Agenda: ==================== 5:45pm - Pre-meetup: Socialize, order food/drinks, announcements, & decide what you want to work on 6:00pm - Start learning/coding/pair-programming! 8pm - Wrap up ==================== Venue / parking info: ==================== The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 13916 Garvey Ave #101 · Baldwin Park, CA There is plenty of free parking, the coffee store is located inside of a plaza. ======================================== * Want to get more involved? We always need more help! You can help with or host a study group, provide mentorship, or volunteer for other fun stuff. Let us know on Slack or in person!

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