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LIVE coding during COVID: Solace ft CircleCI

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As a developer, I bet that you also get uneasy stagnating and not leaning something new. We are always on the look for something challenging and "cool" (technically speaking) whether be it the next HOT framework, programming language or reading up on new development patterns that will increase the efficiency of your program (confession session: I'm a victim for this).

One way I tend to learn about a new technology is by attending in-person conferences and workshop as it gives me the opportunity to have a hands-on learning experience. I particularly enjoy that as it gives me some face-to-face interaction with other technologists and developers, which sparks a lot of interesting conversations and back and forth questions entertaining the inner geek in me. I call this Tamimi's Brainstorming Thought Volleyball™, or TBTV, where we get the opportunity to bounce off ideas and questions with other people.
Beach Volleyball

HOWEVER, we are currently surrounded by this thing called COVID (aka rona by some people, dont @ me) which stands in the way of the physical interaction learning process.

What's the alternative

You guessed it, LIVE coding sessions! (don't give yourself credit for guessing it, the title of this post gives it away). I'm taking part of a LIVE coding session with Angel from CircleCI where I build an event driven application and learn about build pipelines, a topic that I am alway curious to learn more about. The session will take place today, Wednesday May 13 2020, at 2:00 pm EST and you can check it out on this link If you're more of a twitch streams kind of person, you can also join here

What's in it for me, you may ask

Attending this, you will get the chance to

if (User.didAttend()) {
    console.log("Learn about eventdriven development by using Solace PubSub+ Event Broker")
    console.log("Learn NodeJS if you want to get into it or you're a beginner")
    console.log("Learn about CircleCI build pipelines")
    console.log("Teach attendees some cool things!")
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So come take part in this interactive session and chat with us on the live stream, I'll give you a shout out if you ask a question 😎

What about you?

How do you deal with the lack of physical interaction and attending in-person events? How do you make the learning process more interactive? Have you attended any live coding sessions and actually learnt something from it?

And to end on a good note, I’d like to leave you with one of my favorite gifs
Hacker nerd programming

Disclaimer: I am a Developer Advocate at Solace @SolaceDevs

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