I found that learning all alone might be unfunny sometimes. I want to find some people who might be interested in a learning group. The goal is to learn programming languages, electronics and everything members want. Also I'd love to work on collaborative projects.
We can think on which program we will use to talk.
I think this is a good idea, perhaps as a "final project" we could collaboratively develop an open source application of some sort?
Im interested in going deeper into C and Unix. Also algorithms and data structures and discrete math. I dont know any lisp or assembly but I am interested in learning those as well. Just throwing some things out there that I would be interested in.
>>20141 >Also algorithms and data structures and discrete math.
I'm currently making my way through Algorithms by Dasgupta. Doing exercises and supplementary coding is certainly fun, but I wish I had someone to discuss all this from time to time. Also interested in broadening my horizons in related math (but also in not so related). But apart from that I'll be glad to participate in some common coding activity.
Would you guys mind if I joined just to follow the lessons and enjoy some company? I'm not especially interested in learning much programming, but I'm always game to hang around and contribute as I can.
This is a good idea. Perhaps we could try to collaborate on projects as part of the learning experience. Teamwork and coordination is something that's totally lacking in self-learning, but is always necessary in the real world, even when it comes to Free Software.
Can we open up a lesson plan style github project? I think this would be good for two reasons: It would help new people get familiar with github and contributing to each other. It would help people joining late keep up with what we are doing.
I haven't joined IRC yet, but I really wouldn't mind taking on some of the administration end of this.
Would anyone be interested in creating/joining a group that doesn't use IRC but instead something asymmetric like a BitMessage mailing list? I've always found that IRC and other symmetric communication distracts way too much and ends up making me less productive. It could just be people reporting in from time to time and explaining what they've been up to. This would act as more of a motivation group, as you'd seeing other people being productive and take on some sort of responsibility for your actions as you report them from time to time. We could also share interesting papers and articles we found.
>>20181 No. Suggestions actually goes on IRC. We may change in the future but we won't use GitHub for it. GitHub is here organizing all the stuff so people who missed something can easily know what was decided.