Posts Tagged ‘coding’

XP Manchester

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
XP Manchester

XP Manchester

Title: XP Manchester
Location: MadLab
Date: 13-06-2013
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 21:00

Our birthday session ‘Introducing Extreme Programming’ has been postponed until July’s meetup. Kevin Rutherford will instead be running “Telling, not asking.”

It’s our birthday – comes around quick doesn’t it? Now 3 years old XPManchester is almost ready for pre-school. We’re potty trained, walking, talking and well past the dribbling stage. Well, most of us.

As is tradition for our birthday we’re running an introductory session, covering the basics of XP. This year, we have a couple of twists.

First, we’re running this session in conjunction with Manchester Girl Geeks.

Secondly, as well as explaining the basics of XP we’ll also discuss how to introduce the practises to your organisation or to your boss (Introducing XP, geddit?)

This is a (free) ticketed event again, please grab yours from Eventbrite.

XP Manchester

Friday, March 1st, 2013
XP Manchester

XP Manchester

Title: XP Manchester
Location: MadLab
Date: 09-05-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00







YRS 2012 Aftermath

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Kids and mentors
Now that the digital dust has settled, we’ve reflected on that hectic week in August to create a little report about our YRS adventure. You can download a copy here.

We’ve got some exciting plans up our sleeves, including two hack events during the forthcoming half term at MadLab. Keep an eye on the site for more details!

Can you give a YRS lightning talk?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
YRS Manchester 2011
Josh talks at YRS MadLab 2011

Young Rewired State is about coding. And data. We know around Manchester and Madlab there are lots of interesting folk who can talk about these subjects.

So, we’re asking if people can commit to a lightning talk during the YRS at MadLab – 6th – 10th August (but especially over the first couple of days). (more…)

Event Review: Coding Intro with Codeacademy

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Last week, Manchester Girl Geeks held their “Intro to Coding Workshop” hosted by Kat Reeve (@BinaryKitten). We dove right in, first with a bit of history and background to where coding came from, then we got hands-on with our laptops and iPads. The level of concentration was intense and you could hear the synapses firing as we set our keyboards ablaze with all the tapping and typing we did with Codeacademy.

Codeacademy is a new interactive way to learn programming by completing guided exercises online. It is a great initiative but sometimes it can still be a bit daunting to get started. The Manchester Girl Geeks workshop helped pool people together to provide an encouraging atmosphere to get on it. With an army of volunteers milling about the top floor of MadLab to our 30+ participants, everyone felt confident that they would have help when they needed it. We learned about confirming/denying, variables, numbers and strings, editor and arrays and creating “what if” statements. Fuelled with tea and cake, there were not any challenges we couldn’t overcome!

Check out our storify to hear what others had to say and to see the kind impact we made with our new coding comrades both at and beyond our event!