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    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart

    Reminder! "Hello fellow MontCoders! 2016 has been an interesting year for the group! The group officially kicked off May 17th. Since then, we have has 31 weekly online chats, 13 meetups, and 2 lectures! We've posted nearly 14,000 messages in the chat room!

    I am looking for ways to make 2017 even better than 2016. But, to do this I need to know what you want! I’ve created a survey to gather this information. If you could please just take a few minutes of your time it would be greatly appreciated. None of the fields are required and you can skip any fields you wish. However! If you complete every field (but the last one, you'll see it) your name will be entered into a hat. On the January 11th meetup, I will pull for a prize basket! I am still gathering more prizes but at this time we have stickers, an Arduino pro mini, and a gift card!"

    Thank you to those who have already responded!

    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Oh cool, an Arduino. I think I had a book on C that used an Arduino in one of the projects...
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    Yay! Back in the chat log on 12/31 I posted quick vid of the small kit I put together to go with the board. Afterwards my roommate took it and started programming blink patterns. lol
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Ah cool
    Are you primarily a C programmer @Lilyheart ?
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    I plan on bringing @MontBot to the 1/11 meetup. It was mostly built during one of the last meetups. lol
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    I only know enough C to make arduino code do what I need it to xD
    web dev and Java as MCCC uses Java in most of their classes where I am a student.
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Right, well, I'm no Linus Torvalds myself or anything xD
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    lol He is my spirit animal xD
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Most of my experience is actually in C++
    @Lilyheart Haha, you should tell him that
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    I'm.... not sure how he'd react to that.
    tersely I'd imagine. lol
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    I don't know, maybe you should send him a babka along with the message. Y'know, just to smooth things over.
    I know I'd love to get a babka in the mail
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    who wouldn't :laughing:
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Certainly no one that I'd want to hang out with xD
    Jonathan Herman
    @lantech19446
    lol
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    brb
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Anyone have any experience with NES programming, per chance? It's something I've always wanted to explore, but I can't find any decent documentation. All I've got so far is a sprite that I can move across the screen.
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    @Lilyheart on that sentence, where do i need quotations around each variable?
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    @gpsims variables don't need quotes, but any string literals do. So if the test sentence would end up being The big dog ran quickly home. and {big, dog, ran, quickly} are words that change, then {The, home.}(and the spaces between words) are strings that you want literally in every output. The non changing parts need "
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    ok
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    Here is how you solved the Constructing Strings with Variables challenge if that helps to go back and see what you did.
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    @gpsims Is something like this what you're attempting?: "The" + varNoun + varVerb + varAdjective + "home.";
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    yes
    this is what i have
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    @gpsims like @Lilyheart said - whatever needs to change goes into a variable, and whatever doesn't need to change goes in " "
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    Just remember to watch your spaces! Here is the challenge Michael.
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    result= "The " + myAdjective + myNoun + myVerb + myAdverb + " home.";
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    The bigdogranquickly home.
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    Yeah you have to add spaces
    So like "The " + var + " " + anotherVar, etc.
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    So I start with result = "The big dog ran quickly home."; Then I delete the letters big and replace with " + myAdjective + " then replace the letters dog with " + myNoun + " etc. Then you know the spaces will stick.
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    That's a good idea @Lilyheart. I'd go with that @gpsims. That way you know the formatting won't be goofed in the end.
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    ok retyping it now
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    @gpsims On this page you can find the challenge and see how I solved it if that helps.
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    thank you, i had my quotes all screwed up
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    @gpsims if you come to a meetup, remind me, and I'll show you how I actually type it in so I know my quotes don't get all wonky. It's hard to explain over text xD
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    ok no problem
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    This is a very helpful subreddit for people looking to teach themselves how to program btw: https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    That's a good one! I also recommend https://www.reddit.com/r/dailyprogrammer/ for daily challenges.
    And https://www.reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor/ for when you need a giggle.
    Jonathan Herman
    @lantech19446
    I'm in learnprogramming just beware the opinion that disagrees with anyone in that sub, I also like programmerhumor
    gpsims
    @gpsims
    awesome, thanks for the resources, gotta run, see you guys next week!
    Lily Romano
    @Lilyheart
    See ya Gary
    Michael Perry
    @keepsabbathholy_twitter
    So is jQuery really outdated now or what?
    Everyone's telling me to not bother with it anymore