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freeCodeCamp Study Group - Learn Web Development, Self Paced, Beginners Welcome!
Start learning web development for FREE! Come join us as we study coding languages such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Node.js, React.js, Git/GitHub, and more in an open, fun, collaborative environment! All levels welcome ... this is the perfect place to start if you have no experience yet, and also great to for those who are farther along in the curriculum and wish to work with or help some fellow campers. Check out https://www.freecodecamp.org/ to signup and get started whenever you want. 0r wait until you get here and we can help ... it is self paced and easy to use. Bring your laptop, charger, and ALL your questions about web development - how to get started learning to code, challenges you are facing on your projects, or how to get one of your ideas off the ground! Feel free to use the comments below for any questions or conversation. More info about freeCodeCamp here (http://www.meetup.com/freeCodeCamp-Boulder/about/).

Galvanize - Walnut Street (Boulder)

1023 Walnut St · Boulder, CO

What we're about

Do YOU want to become a web developer? Anyone can do it and this study group is a perfect way to get started and make it happen! (No experience necessary!)

This meetup is a study group for local Front Range freeCodeCampers that typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at Galvanize (http://galvanize.com) in Boulder, 9am -Noon. Join us for help getting started, to meet other freeCodeCampers, find people to pair program (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming) with, and to get support making your career change to becoming a Web Developer!

freeCodeCamp.com (https://www.freecodecamp.com/) is an free online community that anyone can join that helps you learn to code and practice by building projects for non-profits. Here's why you should join the freeCodeCamp open source (http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/O/open_source.html) community:

• You'll get help in real time from our community chat rooms.

•  You'll meet up with other coders in your city.

•  You'll learn to code at your own pace, in your browser or on your phone.

•  You'll work through freCodeCamp's focused, interactive courses and tutorials.

•  You'll learn state-of-the-art full stack (http://codeup.com/what-is-a-full-stack-developer/) JavaScript technologies.

•  You'll build projects that help nonprofits carry out their missions more effectively.

•  You'll assemble a portfolio of real apps used by real people.

freeCodeCamp has well thought out, and continuously updated curriculum, and has a huge community of people working through the challenges and providing free online help.

freeCodeCamp takes you step by step on your journey to learn HTML5 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5), CSS3 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets), JavaScript (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript), databases (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database), Git (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git_(software)) & GitHub (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitHub), Node.js, React.js (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/React_(JavaScript_library)), and D3.js. They also have sections that cover responsive web design (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design) with Bootstrap (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrap_(front-end_framework)), jQuery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JQuery), Object Oriented (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-oriented_programming) and Functional (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_programming) programming, algorithms (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithm), JSON (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON), API's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface), Ajax (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_(programming)), Markdown (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown), Express.js, MongoDB (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MongoDB), HTTP (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol), Microservices (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microservices), the DOM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Document_Object_Model), Chrome developer tools (https://developer.chrome.com/devtools), Big O Notation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_O_notation).

Future freeCodeCamp topics include: SASS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sass_(stylesheet_language)), accessibility (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility), Agile (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development) software development, more computer science (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_science) topics, more data visualization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_visualization) topics, embedded systems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embedded_system), internet of things (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things) (IoT), game development, machine learning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning), mobile JavaScript development, DevOps (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps), software engineering principals, statistics, user experience (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_experience) design (UX), and visual design.

There are also sections at freeCodeCamp.com dedicated to Coding Interview Preparation and Mock Interviews.

They have a Medium publication (https://medium.freecodecamp.com/), YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/freecodecamp), GitHub repository (https://github.com/freecodecamp), LinkedIn university page (https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=166029), Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/freecodecamp), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/freecodecamp), Subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/freecodecamp), an active online forum, and realtime chat rooms.

Episode 204 (https://devchat.tv/js-jabber/204-jsj-free-code-camp-with-quincy-larson) of JavaScript Jabber podcast has an nice interview with freeCodeCamp's creator, Quincy Larson.

Get Started with freeCodeCamp (http://freecodecamp.com) now and RSVP for our next study group meetup!

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