A few weeks ago I said I was planning to learn programming, and asked for advice from the community.
The response was very positive, lots of people offered advice, and a number of people said they would also like to learn, or refresh skills they hadn’t used for many years. I half-jokingly suggested we could form a club, and share the experience - surprisingly, the idea wasn’t met with an absolute “No!”.
The more I thought about it, the more I thought it might be something people would actually like to do. We could share code, projects, experiences, problems, and advice, in a safe and non-critical environment. We could encourage and learn from each other. We could make some stuff. And I thought “Well, it’s not going to happen unless somebody makes it happen”. So I decided to try it out, and here it is. The Etarc Coder’s Club.
Whilst it’s specifically aimed at people who want to learn programming, anyone can join in. You don’t need to be a skilled programmer - I am certainly not, and the assumption is that neither are the rest of us. It will, however, be helpful if people have an interest, and are willing to learn.