JavaScript Code Club

Update: We have a website – http://jscodeclub.org/ – register interest and we’ll see if I can get the London faction off the ground very soon!

Since I am generally not brilliant at JavaScript, in fact my code generally sucks, I’m thinking about curating some form of beginners class.

While I have lots of books on JavaScript and the like, I really find it difficult to digest them sometimes, with completing exercises just being a case of copying code and not *really* digesting what it’s doing.

Since almost all the developers I know are really helpful and keen to share their knowledge and the fact I learn much better when things are explained to me by a real person, I thought why not invest my time into getting like minded people together to help each other learn JavaScript, while being helped by the wonderful people I know that rock at JS development. Some of them have even written books for goodness sake.

The format I have in mind would be ‘pupils’ meeting with a guest ‘tutor’ twice a month. Session one would cover some essential knowledge in a short lesson, followed by an assignment being set.

‘Pupils’ will then go away with their assignment and a little bit more knowledge, before returning 2 weeks later to talk about their methodology and solution, with the tutor giving advice and helping fix any bugs in this session, before demonstrating how they would have solved the problem.

I’m going to work out what format might work best, and I will be following some way of learning JS anyway, but I though if anyone is interested in learning JavaScript from the ground up, from a real person, while solving real problems it might be worth trying to get a group together.

Please let me know in the comments if you are interested and I’ll start to investigate what the possibilities are.

Unless I work out some way of working out a remote format – this will be based in London, UK – although no reason it can’t work without being there in person.

Suggestions to format or other ideas also welcome!

 

20 thoughts on “JavaScript Code Club”

  1. It’s reassuring to know that there are other devs out there in the same boat as me. I’m looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

  2. Just few months ago I’ve decided to dive into Javascript. It would be a great thing to speak to experienced people.

  3. Hey, i’m based just outside of London and would find something like this extremely useful. Let me know if i can help

  4. Sounds interesting. But it would have to be remote for me.
    Options would be Skype or Google Plus Hang-out (etc).
    What do you think?

  5. Great idea! Count me in and happy to help with organising. I’m central London based (Islington) if it helps at all. 🙂

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