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+)

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.

Rust Hack and Learn

Mozilla Berlin Community Space

Rust is a new systems programming language developed by Mozilla. Let's meet for open hacking and (co)-learning in our bi-weekly learning group! Everyone is welcome. Rusties of all skill levels meet and hack on cool Rust stuff. Please bring a computer (if available) or tell us if you need one, we can provide you with a machine. Never written a single line of Rust, but interested in the language? Don't worry, most of us are just starting off. There are people around to get you set up and going. Already have a project? Just hack on it or find others interested in contributing. If you have something working, you can put it on the big screen and show everyone. Don't have a project yet? There are lots of ideas and cool projects floating around that you can work on! Here are some ideas if you don't know what to hack on: - Install Rust https://www.rust-lang.org/downloads.html . - Read the Rust book https://doc.rust-lang.org/ - Complete the Rustlings (a great beginners course!) https://github.com/carols10cents/rustlings

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/).

Past events (1,014)

CSSclasses

Co-Up

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