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Coaching at Brighton Code Bar

Last week I finally got around to coaching at Brighton Code Bar, something I've been meaning to do for at least a year or so now (and apologies for taking so long).

If, like me, you've been considering this but have worried about what you can contribute, then please just volunteer and don't worry. The sessions are really well organised and the students either looking for help with following the tutorials or feedback / advice with their own projects. The organisers make sure that every student is matched to a coach with relevant experience / confidence to be able to help. For my first session I was helping someone just starting out with Javascript, take a look at the Javascript first lesson. If that looks too scary there are usually students also looking for help starting out with HTML (this is the first HTML tutorial).

Personally, I'm looking forward to helping out with a few more sessions (I've signed up to coach at the session this Tuesday) following the tutorials and maybe then see if I can help people with their own projects, as I love to see what people are working on and their approach to problems. Who knows, in the process I might learn a little more Python or actually get around to finally learning Ruby.

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