freeCodeCamp

freeCodeCamp Thunder Bay is an informal coding session where you can learn to code for free using the online freeCodeCamp interactive curriculum.

  • Sessions are every second Wednesday from 7 - 9 pm at the Innovation Centre
  • There are no instructors
  • Attendees are required to bring their own laptop
  • The format of the session is an informal study group to work on the freeCodeCamp curriculum or any of your own projects

 

The aim of these sessions are to:

  • Ask & learn from each other
  • Pair program
  • Work on group projects
  • Introduce freeCodeCamp

Never used freeCodeCamp before? No worries! Beginners are welcome. Before you come please sign up over here ( https://www.freecodecamp.org/ ) and complete the "Getting Started" section so you are ready to start coding! Please note this is not a guided session, this is a study group with no formal instructors.

 

Why you would attend

 

One of the big benefits of these meetups is providing you with the motivation to continue coding. It is hard learning to code on your own and half the battle is consistently putting aside time to work on projects. These meetups are aimed to attract a wide array of participants, from professional programmers to folks experimenting in their spare time. These are not coding workshops: no instructors, no agenda, and no lesson plan; these events are very informal, people are encouraged to bring their own projects or meet people who are working on similar projects to collaborate together.

These meetups are also a community stage. Sessions will be periodically accompanied by a few short "TL;DR Talks" and sometimes hands-on workshops. If you're interested in speaking, drop the organizers a line right here on Meetup, or speak with us at an event!

 

What is freeCodeCamp?

freeCodeCamp is a friendly community where you can learn to code for free. It is run by a donor-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the goal of helping millions of busy adults transition into tech. The freeCodeCamp community has already helped more than 10,000 people get their first developer job.

The full stack web development curriculum is completely free and self-paced with thousands of interactive coding challenges to help you expand your skills.

 

How information about meetups will be shared?

 

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/free.code.camp.thunder.bay/
  • Slack Channel - workstation url is fcc-thunderbay.slack.com (must have slack installed first)

Useful Links

https://medium.freecodecamp.org/successes-and-failures-from-three-years-of-hosting-freecodecamp-meetups-b3f5c5825273