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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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