North West Ruby User Group

Experiences of a Beginner Programmer

Thursday 17th March 6:30pm at The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)

When you’re first learning to code the hardest part can be knowing where to start. There are a ton of resources available but it’s often difficult to know if you’re learning the rights things. These are some of the problems I've faced on my journey learning to code.

In this talk I'll be sharing my experiences of learning to code from scratch; what I found interesting or useful; what didn't work for me; things I wish I knew from the start; the benefits of finding a meet-up and/or mentor; and what I'm up to today. Hopefully this will be useful to those of you starting out on your programming journey, but also interesting to you old hands out there!

About the speaker

Brandon Burton was born in Canada where he hunted moose and beaver, lived in an igloo, and put maple syrup on everything (He still does). He left the Canadian wilderness to move to Manchester where he has started on a path to becoming a Ruby developer.

The location

The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.

About NWRUG events

Our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in Ruby, regardless of experience level. There is no need to register, just show up on the day! We want to keep NWRUG as welcoming and inclusive as possible so we ask that all attendies follow our Code of conduct. If you have any questions, get in touch.