Networking can be gross, but meetups can be fun for everybody.
We often recommend that developers should attend tech meetups. But what does this involve, and is it useful for everyone? Should your level of professional experience effect whether you go to meetups or not? And is "networking" (shudder) the only reason to meet other developers? Is there any point in going to meetups if you're *not* job hunting? Spoiler alert; we both think meetups are great and that everyone can benefit from attending. But tune in to find out our details thoughts in this week's sociable instalment of A Question of Code.
What is A Question of Code?
A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.
Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?