If you want to learn to code, there are plenty of online resources.
But what if what you really need is a human being? A coding buddy? A mentor?
According to Diana Kimball in Spark 209, “For most people, in-person interaction is going to be critical — not to learning the information they need, but to getting the support and encouragement they need to persist through what feels like interminable failures.”
Inspired by Diana, we’re putting together a list of Canadian Community Coding Resources — local groups or organizations that aspiring self-taught coders can turn to for guidance and advice.
Do you know of a hackerspace or a meetup group in your town that offers help to newbies? Does your public library offer coding lessons? We’re building a list of these types of resources, and we need your help. Check out the list below, and if you know of a local resource that should be added, submit it.
This list is a work in progress. If you have a resource to suggest, submit it.