(Update: tickets sold out - we’ve got a full house)
Who would be interested in attending a study seminar at some point in the near future?
I’m talking about a one-off (at least initially) half-day session, where we get together - laptops in tow - and have a practical session of learning lead by someone versed in the technology in question.
The session would start with an introduction to the topic of study, followed with a series of practical tasks to give experience actually using it.
The people attending can work together in groups, or alone - but regardless of how they work, if they run into any trouble, they can ask other people for help.
You could walk into a session totally clueless, and walk out with a firm understanding of what was taught, as well as some source code of your own creation.
There are a wealth of topics which could be taught in this way, but as an initial starting point I’ve been chatting with the guys at Make it with Code, and with their help, I think the first session could be a Beginners Guide to Ruby.
So who would be interested in participating in such an event?
Even if maybe not a Ruby event, but something like it (maybe a session on TDD, or Angular.js, Node, or whatever takes your fancy), let me know your thoughts below.
PS, although this post is primarily aimed at members of the Birmingham Open Code meetup group, due to the open nature of the group, there is no reason why you can’t join (for free, using the link above), and be part of the fun