Are you learning to code in 2020?

Or are you already working as a developer but want to level up your skills?

I'd like to invite you to join the CodeBookClub.

We are hundreds of developers of all experience levels learning together. We hold live online meetups on Zoom free video conference software. We pair program, hold group coding sessions, and read/discuss tutorials, courses and technical books together.

If you'd like to join, head to the bottom of this post to join the Discord and become a member in under 2 minutes.

Here are some of our upcoming meetings:

The 'You Don't Know JS' weekly book club.

Every Sunday at 2pm PST/5pm EST, we read a chapter of Get Started, book 1 in Kyle Simpson's free You Don't Know JS book series.

Feel free to join the weekly reading at any time. You don't have to come to every meeting, and we'll go over discussion questions to cement what we learned, and help each other get clarity on whatever concepts or ideas we are still confused on or struggling with.

Kyle Simpson himself recently joined our live call for a Q&A session!

CodeWars group coding sessions

We hold group coding sessions, where we tackle CodeWars problems together. This is a great way to practice coding, communication, and other skills that will help you when you do technical interviews.

February 1st is our next CodeWars coding session with a focus on group programming in JavaScript. You don't need to prepare at all before the call. During the call, we'll tackle a CodeWars problem together, working as a group to solve the challenge.

This event will take place Feb 1 at 10AM PST/1PM EST on Zoom. If you're wondering what time this meeting will take place depending on your timezone, you can find out here:

Event Time Announcer - CodeWars Session
Event Time Announcer shows time for CodeWars Session in locations all over the world. In UTC it happens on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:00:00 midnight.

If you can't make it to this session, there will be more of them announced every month! Join the Discord where we'll announce all future sessions.

Live Tutorial/Course Discussions

If you're reading this, you probably spend a fair amount of time taking coding tutorials or courses. But do you ever wish you could finish a tutorial and discuss it with others that just completed it as well?

Or you ever find yourself feeling confused about part of the tutorial that you didn't understand?

Me too! In our club, we vote on tutorials and courses to take, and then we meet online to discuss them after completion. An upcoming meetup is about the free Intro To JavaScript course by Kyle Simpson:

On February 2nd at 4pm PST/7pm EST, we'll hold a meeting after taking Intro To JavaScript V2. Here's all you need to do before the meeting:

1) Take the free course (about 2.5 hours long)

2) Think of an answer to at least 1 of the following questions:

What is 1 idea/concept/fact you learned while taking this course? Can you explain this concept to us as if we were learning it for the first time?

What is 1 thing you struggled with or didn't understand fully while taking the course? Try to be specific, with an example of code from the course that confuses you or that you have questions on.

What is 1 question you have about JavaScript or the course, after having completed it?

What is 1 takeaway or concept from this course that you can directly apply to your learning/project/job? How?


You don't need to answer all of these questions, but having an answer for one or most  of them ensures that you'll get the most out of the discussion.

3) Join the live meetup at the specified time and learn with others while answering these prompts!

If you can't make it to any of the above, join the club anyways as we'll announce new live events every few weeks.  We hold the meetings in different timezones, so everyone (we have members in different countries) can make it to at least a few meetings.

If you're interested in attending any of our free meetups, here's how to join the club.

How To Join

  1. Join the free discord. If the link is not working for whatever reason, message me on Twitter and I'll send you the link again.
  2. Introduce yourself in the discord! We're excited to meet you.
  3. Attend your first meeting! Feel free to join as many or as few meetings as you'd like.
  4. Vote for community events! The community votes on what tutorials/books we should read, and we also vote on what times our live discussions should be. You have a say just as much as anyone else about what you'd like to learn next.

The aim of the club is to have free, fun live meetups where you learn with others. From people who are just learning how to code to those who work as professional developers, we have programmers from all experience levels in the club.

We also announce our meetings on Twitter, so feel free to follow the CodeBookClub there as well:

I can't wait for you to join us!

Madison