In Vancouver? Learning Scala?
Sign up to Martin Odersky’s Functional Programming Principles in Scala (https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun) course on Coursera (Sept 15 - Nov 4, 2014) then come on down to Hootsuite HQ and join us for group study sessions.
Our idea is to use the "flipped classroom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom)" model: you watch the videos at home and do the assignment in preparation for coming to Hootsuite HQ once a week. Here you work through your challenges with the course in a group setting (don’t expect to show up and copy answers). You drive the questions / agenda and get guidance from your peers: fellow students and our Scala software engineers who are actively writing code.
We like this idea (and hope you do too) because it:
- Feels really good to help others learn
- Connects you with other smart, collaborative people
- Builds our local community of Scala / Akka / FP enthusiasts
- Provides a social incentive for you to work on the assignments
- Leads to deeper learning by having mentors and sounding-boards for your questions
You must be enrolled in the course and in Vancouver.
Hootsuite HQ1 @ 5 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Dates and times
Wednesday, Sept 17 @ 6PM - 8PM
Tuesday, Sept 23 @ 6PM - 8PM
Tuesday, Sept 30 @ 6PM - 8PM
Tuesday, Oct 7 @ 6PM - 8PM
Tuesday, Oct 14 @ 6PM - 8PM
Tuesday, Oct 21 @ 6PM - 8PM
Tuesday, Oct 28 @ 6PM - 8PM
TBD after the course - celebration and group hacking event
Some of our Mentors
Edd Steel (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/eddsteel), Jim Riecken (http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/jim-riecken/2/161/778), Mike White (http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/mike-white/2/18/b14), Ken Britton (http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/ken-britton/0/730/85b), Cheryl Li (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/cherylsyli), Uji (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/ujihisa), Andrew Gray (http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-gray/1/bba/87), Johnny Bufu (http://ca.linkedin.com/in/johnnybufu), Ken Ho (http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/ken-ho/35/730/46b), Laurence Man (http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/laurence-man/95/b5b/41), Steve Cullingworth (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cullingworth/0/a43/b6) ... and more.