What we're about

OpenTechSchool (http://www.opentechschool.org) is a community initiative offering free programming workshops and meetups to technology enthusiasts of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels. It supports volunteer coaches in setting up events by taking care of the organizational details, encouraging coaches to create original teaching material. This material is then openly shared online and can be further developed by contributions from the global OTS community. OTS’ main goal is to create a friendly learning environment where no one feels shy about asking any question. Everyone is invited to participate, whether as a coach or a learner, and get in contact to organize OTS events anywhere in the world.

Get in touch! (http://discourse.opentechschool.org/t/get-in-touch-with-the-ots-berlin-meetup-organizers/1767)

Upcoming events (5+)

NodeSchool

Mozilla Berlin Community Space

• What we'll do Register and attend if you want to meet up like minded people and dive into a nodeschool workshop. There are workshops available for every skill level -- from JS beginners all the way to experienced node programmers. NodeSchool is a community driven, open source educational platform that teaches various node.js and JavaScript skills in an interactive, self-guided format. There will be drinks provided by Mozilla :) There is no fixed schedule, but we usually learn and hack until 9.00 pm See you there! • What to bring Bring your laptop • Important to know NodeSchool strives to be a welcoming and safe event for all attendees. Attendees have to follow the Code of Conduct: https://github.com/nodeschool/berlin/blob/master/codeofconduct.md

Web Frontend Co-Learning

co.up

This is all about building things in the browser: HTML, CSS and lots of JavaScript. We are a friendly group that meets every Wednesday to learn together and work on our projects. Bring your laptop (otherwise we can provide one for you) and your challenges and questions. There's always someone around that is happy to help you or would love to get some help. No matter if you are an absolute beginner or an experienced expert, we want to learn from each other. Doors open latest at 19:30h, introduction round at 20:00h. Usually there is no talks or lessons planned but we can come up with something together if there's interest. If you don't have a project to work on or don't know where to start it's also a good idea to do some online classes or tutorials. We're here to help with that, too. For example check out some of our OpenTechSchool workshop material: JavaScript for Beginners 1 (http://opentechschool.github.io/js-beginners-1/) | JavaScript for Beginners 2 (http://opentechschool.github.io/js-beginners-2/) | Intro to HTML/CSS (http://cssclass.es/materials/) We speak German and English, sometimes even Italian, and of course code. Just come by and check it out! Oh, and bring some snacks, maybe ;) You're also welcome to join our chat on Gitter (https://gitter.im/OpenTechSchool/BLN-WFColearning). We do have a code of conduct (http://www.opentechschool.org/code-of-conduct/).

Server-Side Co-Learning

Co-Up

We learn server side programming together! Want to setup a blog using Wordpress? Program your first Django or Rails app? Install an audio server on a Raspberry Pi? Improve your testing skills? Whether your language of choice is Ruby, Python, Go (?) or something entirely different, come along. There will be coaches present who can help you with Ruby, Python, PHP and Go. If we don’t know something, let’s figure it out together! This group is open to total beginners in programming as well as to more experienced programmers who want to get their feet wet in another language or explore new topics. If possible, bring your own laptop. We have some computers available, but they are a bit slow. Snacks are also very welcome! Our learning materials are available under https://learn.opentechschool.org. We run a short intro round at the beginning of the meetup where everyone can say what their project is or how they can help others. We speak German and English. IMPORTANT NOTES & LINKS: • The RSVP-function will be open 7 days before a meetup takes place. • If you don't have a project to work on, it is often a good idea to do a tutorial or some exercises. See our discourse thread (http://discourse.opentechschool.org/t/ruby-co-learning-resources) that includes our favorites (and add your own).

Python And Ruby Co-Learning

Co-Up

This is a work group of python learners, meeting up every other week to continue learning on python. As always there will be experienced Python Coaches around but we also just learn from each other. You can just check the RSVP-List for people tagged "python coach" and feel free to contact any of them directly at the event. This group is open to total beginners in programming, who want to learn python, as well as to people, who are further or just have specific questions and/or need help with python related topics. Please don't forget to bring your own laptop. The OpenTechSchool Python Coaches (https://groups.google.com/a/opentechschool.org/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/coaches.python) release all their learning material at learn.opentechschool.org (http://learn.opentechschool.org/). Feel free to take a look.

Past events (1,034)

Data Science Co-Learning

Co-Up

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