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Code Cafe is now “Code Cafe and More @ Central Library!” You’ll continue to see Code Cafe sessions designed to engage individuals who are serious about learning to code, learning more about code, or seeking to meet fellow code enthusiasts. In addition, we are expanding this meetup page to include new technology programs at Central Library. These expanded learning opportunities will offer individuals of all skill levels a chance to find a supportive learning environment with topics that match their interests. This meetup page will primarily feature events from the following programs:


Code Cafe provides introductory and intermediate level study groups, learning sessions, and events. Code Cafe encourages participants to collaborate with Code Cafe mentors and their peers to build a coding portfolio or pursue the free certifications and achievement milestones of the program. Code Café offers sessions on topics such as Web development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), Python, Physical Computing, and more! Code Café is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.


Coding (and Tech) for the Curious is a beginner-friendly program for individuals curious about technology and coding. Adults get to experience coding and technology topics in a low-stress, approachable environment. People who with some coding background are encouraged to attend as informal mentors to help beginners and contribute to the conversation. Coding (and Tech) for the Curious is made possible by Comcast Heartland Region through a gift to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

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Python for Beginners [Study Group] - Bring Your Own Laptop

Indianapolis Central Library

Topic: To Be Announced! Please bring your own laptop to this session. Brand new to coding, brand new to Python? Come explore the python language with us during our study group! Each session we will explore a beginner-friendly python topic. Beginning concepts applicable to many other computer programming languages will be learned along the way. Previous topics have included data types, variables, functions, and if-else statements - see the links below for suggested review materials on these topics. Come discover a new python topic with us in April. Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Review Links: Why Learn Python? http://www.bestprogramminglanguagefor.me/why-learn-python It is recommended that you install python prior to attending. A good set of instructions can be found here: https://realpython.com/installing-python/ Getting Started with Python? Codecaemy's Python course has a great basic syntax tutorial: https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python/lessons/python-syntax/ Snakify is also a great option for basics - we highly recommend Lesson 1, 3, and 6! https://snakify.org/en/lessons/print_input_numbers/ Already have a coding background or familiar with some python? Consider diving into our favorite python resources to keep your skills fresh: Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: https://automatetheboringstuff.com/ OR Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist http://greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/index.html OR Try the Python Challenge: http://www.pythonchallenge.com/

Web Dev Tuesday - Intro to SQL

Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library

This Web Dev Tuesday session will feature special guest Fatemeh Hajizadeh, Solution Architect at Lev and founding member of Women who Code Indy, who will be presenting on the basics of SQL. SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data in a relational database. Its uses include back-end web development, database administration, data analysis, along with many others. Who’s this for: This session is for anyone who wants a friendly introduction to SQL. No database management experience is required to attend, but coding experience is a plus. What to bring: Come prepared with your curiosity and questions. No laptop is required for this session. Coffee and tea will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Computer Club: Dissect a PC (Beginner Friendly, Tech Related Library Event)

Limited space available, please RSVP. This session is for individuals with no hardware experience who want to learn more about how computers work on the inside. Learn about computer hardware by disassembling and reassembling a PC. Participants will also learn to install the Linux Ubuntu operating system. Bring your ideas for learning experiences in the future meetings. This is not a Code Cafe session, however the topic may be of interest to those who want to learn more about computer hardware basics.

[Free Code Camp Indy] Project Day

Indianapolis Central Library

Please RSVP on the Free Code Camp Indy page! https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Indy/ This is the perfect follow-up to attending one of Code Cafe's introductory experiences! Come chat with a variety of developers - both learners starting out and experienced professionals. [From the Free Code Camp Meetup Page] This is an informal meeting to get help or spend time hacking away at the Free Code Camp curriculum. If you need help with challenges or projects, you want to pair with someone, or just spend time building something, this is the perfect place. There is also a cafe in the library that is open till 4:30 and you can bring in your own food or drinks (drinks must have lids) as well. You are welcome to come late and leave early, you don't have to stay the whole time. ** Please bring your own laptop or device. Please RSVP on the Free Code Camp Indy page! https://www.meetup.com/Free-Code-Camp-Indy/

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[Arduino] Arduino Creation Crate for the Curious

Indianapolis Central Library

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