Code Café is a community of practice — a group of people who come together in one space to work on their own projects. In this case, it means working in a common space with people who support and teach each other as needed. Free coffee and cookies are a perk!
Do you have a project which requires coding? Find it helpful to work in a supportive environment, where you can share and grow your knowledge?
Join us — All skill levels are welcome!
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Sean is an undergraduate freshman. He's done some light HTML and built small, quite rough websites for a few friends. He wants to do more, though, to continue to grow his skills in creating friendly, attractive interfaces. He's willing to work through the tougher topics, but he'd really love it if there were others nearby to help him when he gets confused, overwhelmed, or a little stuck.
Noriko is a faculty member whose work focuses on the visual communication of political change on a global scale. She codes in multiple languages and works across many platforms to share her work in the scholarly community. But new frameworks and tools emerge every day and she's looking to grow her skills (and the skills of others) by networking with anyone willing to share.
Rakim is a graduate student who uses computers to analyze datasets to create complex data visualizations. He knows his way around a server and even produces and sells his own mobile apps. He believes strongly in the power of informed decision-making and collective intelligence, and he's looking to network with others who share his skillset, trading tools, and tips along the way.
Fabíola is a staff member. She is tasked with overseeing a range of digital resources for her department, such as blogs, where monkeying around in the code can extend functionality and usability for her users. She's ace at learning new tools and frameworks and cobbling together the code she needs, but she's hoping to fill in a few holes. She's become a helpful regular who's a natural coach.
Code Café takes place on the first Friday of every month. Drop by, grab a cookie and some coffee, and get to work. Ask for help when you need it and return the favor when you can.
Coaches are knowledgeable members who attend regularly and help, when asked, with their area(s) of expertise.
Coaches currently have experience with these languages and libraries. But the more who show, the more our knowledge grows!
Add to our expertise. Volunteer to be a coach!