Are You Interested In Weekend Hangouts For Coders?

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Have you ever wanted to participate in live hangouts with coders?. If that sounds like you, let me share with you an idea I just thought about: Google+ Hangouts on The Weekends (Saturday) for coders(beginners and experts alike)!

live hangouts for coders

I am looking for coders who are willing to hangout on Saturdays for a few hours (could be 1 – 2) on Google Plus. The hangouts will involve teaching each other new things and writing code to solve small problems that fit the available time span.

The main reason for this idea is because I believe learning is more effective when done in groups. I teach you something you don’t know and you teach me something I don’t know. It is that simple.

How It Will Work:

During the week, through a community on Google+, we agree on the topic that we would like to learn about. After that, we schedule a time on Saturday to meet online and have fun coding. Everything is really open. You are free to suggest anything as long as other coders agree to it.

Potential Topics of Discussion

I think there are numerous topics that could be featured but we will mainly focus on what we view as important to us. Among them are:

  • Design Patterns
  • Closures
  • Open Source Projects
  • Web Frameworks like Spring MVC, RoR
  • Integrated Development Environment and text editors
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • jQuery + Plugins
  • Angular JS
  • Python for the web
  • Java and its Gotchas
  • WordPress for bloggers
  • Networking – how to connect with people
  • Job Interviews
  • JavaScript – the good parts
  • Databases
  • Even more as time goes by

The list could be longer than this but I believe you already get the idea. Let me share one of my favorite quotes by Mother Teresa

 I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things – Mother Teresa

That being said, here is how you can notify me that you are interested in this could-be-fun adventure: 

How to notify me that you are interested:

If you have a Google+ account, then simply add me to your circle and say something along the lines of weekend hangouts for coders. That will enable me to see your name and add you back to my circle of friends and to the weekends hangouts circle I am going to create.

That is all there is to it. I am personally excited about this learning adventure and I look forward to connecting with you and getting started. Again, you DON’T have to be an EXPERT in anything listed above. I am not an expert myself – so, all we need is the passion and the rest will follow.

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Please enjoy the rest of your day! See you soon.

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Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

9 Comments on “Are You Interested In Weekend Hangouts For Coders?

  1. Abdul Qoyyuum Reply

    June 3, 2013 at 3:42

    Awesome idea. I’ve added you up. Looking forward to the hangout.

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      June 3, 2013 at 3:48

      I am glad you like this idea. I will see you on Google+

  2. Sumit Kumar Kesarwani Reply

    June 3, 2013 at 5:10

    Sir, I am glad for such great and enthusiastic idea,
    I’ve Added U on g+,

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      June 3, 2013 at 5:30

      You are welcome. I am glad you like the idea. See you soon on Google+

  3. Daniel Crain Reply

    June 8, 2013 at 4:21

    I would love to join a group like this. I’ve been wanting to get a more in depth understanding of this for a long time.

  4. William Riley-Land Reply

    June 11, 2013 at 10:21

    Reading this post, I think it’s a great idea. I’ve been trying to come up with innovative uses of Hangout as well, particularly for the JS meetup I founded and am helping to build in my local community. I like the idea of discussion, but I’m particularly drawn to the idea of q&a for beginners-level JS… anyway, good luck!

    • Elisha Chirchir Reply

      June 12, 2013 at 12:00

      We did our first hangout last weekend and it was great. The best part of this idea is that you can broadcast it on air meaning people can watch it from anywhere during and after the event. I like the tools provided by the hangouts because you can do demos and live coding as well.

  5. JesusP Reply

    October 19, 2014 at 2:41

    that’s a very nice idea, I’ve added you to my circles and I’ve sent a message in hangout. I’ll be glad being part this group!..

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