Learners Meetup

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Adalbertstr. 7-8 · Berlin-Kreuzberg

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A friendly meetup of learners of all levels with 1-2 easy-to-understand talks on tech, learning and hacking, followed by discussions in small groups to connect and find answers to our tech-related questions. For the agenda, click on „Read more“.


Talk: AfricaHackTrip (ca. 15 mins) – A few months ago a bunch of European hackers made a trip to Africa to explore the tech scene, to exchange, collaborate and connect the communities. We hosted Barcamps and Hackathons in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, met at least 400 tech people interested in topics like open-source, web development, community, mobile apps, UX… Community-driven education has also been a topic and we even founded the OTS Nairobi chapter! I’d like to tell you a little bit about it. Maybe also about the crazy life you can lead as a "hacker" ;) http://africahacktrip.org (http://africahacktrip.org/)

Martin is a web developer focussing on frontend and user interfaces currently freelancing. He is co-organizing the OTS Learners Meetup, JavaScript workshops and JavaScript Learners Groups and thinks most of the apps around should be HTML5.

Talk: „Anatomy of a web request“ (ca. 15 mins) - Did you ever wonder what happens after you entered a URL into your browser? This talk presents the anatomy of a web request. You'll learn what is sent to and received from the server, including such magical things like cookies and how this might effect your privacy.

Andreas is technical lead at Moccu, a digital agency based in Berlin. Most of the time he uses Python and Django to build backend systems for websites and web applications. He also likes to tweak the agency's workflow with various tools and techniques. At OpenTechSchool Andreas is mainly engaged in the Python group where he organizes workshops and contributes to the learning materials

A mini barcamp! (ca. 45 mins) - Anyone is invited to propose a topic they want to discuss or get help with and we organise ourselves into groups or pairs. At the end we share what we discussed.

We usually continue our discussions with a drink in a nearby bar. Looking forward to see you!

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