Girl Develop It is a nonprofit dedicated to providing affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. I went to a meetup and want to share my learnings.
Despite technology, there's nothing quite like networking with people at an event. I happened to stumble upon Girl Develop It (GDI) when searching for tech meetups. Turns out there's a very active chapter here in Columbus!
Just do it
What she meant is that there is no right/wrong way, or right/wrong time to start learning a new programming language. Most developers I know have this attitude, which is pretty cool. She also suggested some resources for me to use:
- Free Code Camp helps you learn to code for free AND you help nonprofits.
- GitHub is a good platform to start a project on because you can host for free.
- The CSS Tricks Blog is an awesome resource for front-end developers.
I'm excited to learn and get more involved in the Columbus tech community.