Introduction to Javascript

5 days, 18 hours left

Beginners Dublin Mon, 08th Sep 2014 18:30 UTC 10.00

Want to learn how to add some more functionality to your basic webpage? Come along to your 2 hour Javascript workshop and we will show you how. Just bring your laptop along (and don't forget your power supply).

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Learn Python by making a text-based game @ CultureTECH

2 weeks, 3 days left

Beginners Derry-Londonderry Sat, 20th Sep 2014 13:00 UTC 0.00

Level: Beginners | FREE

Coding Grace is visiting CultureTECH and running a female-friendly adult workshop making it fun to learn Python basics.

Please make sure you have Python 2.7.6 on your laptop before coming to the workshop.

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ABOUT

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…

We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.

Where many events tend to have more males than females, we aim to encourage many females to come along to our workshops and learn to code and more. We also encourage any females who want to mentor technical material to help out, it’s not that scary after all.

It doesn’t matter if you are learning or mentoring, gaining confidence to ask questions, helping others, which results in everyone learning from each other gives females in this field the encouragement to further their careers, attend technical conferences, or even give a technical talk at one.

We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.

"I found the format really helpful and engaging. It's great to play around (I love being told to break the code) and know that you're not going to reinforce bad habits because you’re still within a teaching environment. […] thanks for giving me a shot in the arm and spending your Saturday engaged in techy altruism." — Kathryn Daniel, Introduction to Python Workshop (Part 1)

Who's Grace?

Coding Grace is an homage to Grace Hopper. She is a computer scientist who held one of the highest ranks in the US Navy, the Rear Admiral. She created the term "debug", literally removing a moth from a computer. She also developed COBOL. Another interesting tidbit, she was awarded the inaugural Computer Scientist "Man" of the Year award in 1969 from the Data Processing Management Association. "Amazing Grace" also had a U.S. Navy destroyer named after her called "USS Hopper".

Why do you charge for your events?

The organisers and mentors are all volunteers and charge nothing for helping out. This is what we do with the money charged from ticket sales:

  • Cover expenses e.g. notepads, pens, breakfast/lunch (if included), beverages, snacks, venue (if not free) and other expenses
  • Any monies left over goes right back into
    • funding the next Coding Grace events and workshops
    • inital help in setting up other chapters of Coding Grace
Receipts for expenses are all kept digitally.

Chapters

Currently Coding Grace is in DUBLIN, keep an eye out as we have another chapter in Ireland coming on board soon.

If you are interested in running Coding Grace in your local area, please feel free to drop us an email.

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Community

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Call for Mentors

If you are interested in volunteering, please register your interest.

We welcome people from all diverse backgrounds and levels to help out.

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CODE OF CONDUCT

TL;DR

The Code of Conduct is based on Python Ireland's Code of Conduct and will be used for all events organised by Coding Grace.

Coding Grace is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any events venue, including talks. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for Coding Grace events. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the event without a refund (if any) at the sole discretion of the event organisers.

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.

We value the participation of each member of the community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout EventGeekie organised events. To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organisers and volunteers at any EventGeekie event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.

For the longer version, you can read it here:
Coding Grace Code of Conduct full version