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    Arky
    @arky
    @xMartin I might been mistaken about the dates
    Arky
    @arky
    @xMartin Am taking a shot at bug #22. Do we add few lines explaining 'HTML5 canvas' is used to generate the examples? Thoughts?
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    @arky the functions we offer in the excercises are not directly canvas but a thin custom layer on top. that's the issue
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    Do you know or betterplace.org page? https://www.betterplace.org/organisations/29134-opentechschool
    @mamhoff @gsambrotta @bastianalbers
    Bastian Albers
    @bastianalbers
    Now i do :D Just got an email by someone who asks if we could use some servers they want to renew. I answered that we can use donated computers, but mainly Laptops and asked what kind of computers those are. Any ideas on what we would take and what definitely not? I'd say we could possibly take desktops if in good shape and re-distribute them to people who really need computers? But server racks are probably useless... opinions?
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    i'd say we're only interested if it's laptops that are better than the ones we have.
    @bastianalbers
    Bastian Albers
    @bastianalbers
    It is server racks, so i'll thankfully decline.
    Rodrigo Schneider
    @RSchneider94
    Hello. I recently moved to Berlin and I'm learning to code Web development. I have some experience with basic HTML, CSS, JS and looking forward to learn more and get in to the market. I have some doubts about market and also I'm taking the free courses provided by OTS to improve my skills. Could I join the meeting at Wednesdays with this basic skills and no projects at all?
    Bastian Albers
    @bastianalbers
    Sure, we welcome learners of all levels and have people with no (like, absolutely zero) prior experience all the time. It is a good place to get an idea how to continue learning. That said: it's always good to have a project.
    Rodrigo Schneider
    @RSchneider94
    @bastianalbers hey! thank you so much for your reply. I'll certainly show up! :smile:
    ale rimoldi
    @aoloe
    hey, we could use a gitter room for the co-learning groups in zurich... is there any chance to get one inside of the opentechschool "group"?
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    @aoloe yes of course! i added you to the github org. if you accept you should have permission to create rooms
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    i'll add the location to the room i created for the python colearning to disambiguate
    if it's possible to rename rooms...
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    :+1:
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    hmpf. apparently not possible
    Guillaume Germain
    @GuillaumeGermain
    oh oh there's a chatroom for wannabe programmers like me here ;)
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    @GuillaumeGermain actually a few ;)
    devnrc
    @devnrc
    (Don't mean to spam this channel, so I'm happy to delete the post if this is not the right spot for this.)
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    hi and welcome to our community! as you already anticipated, we don‘t want the advertizing here. please delete.
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    @devnrc i believe we do have a job board on http://discourse.opentechschool.org/
    hm, i just realized that discourse is not using https. that should be fixed :-/
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    I agree. we have to talk to the discourse people because they host us
    @gsambrotta ^
    devnrc
    @devnrc
    @xMartin: Done! Thanks for clarifying. :)
    devnrc
    @devnrc
    Thanks, @haikoschol. Just posted a topic there.
    Volodymyr Galkin
    @evvvvr
    Hello,
    I'm a software developer who had recently moved to Berlin and I'm interested in community work. I'd like to ask how can I participate in OTS as a coach (JavaScript, Node.js, Front-end development, React.js)?
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    hi @evvvvr and welcome to Berlin and OTS! :)
    if you are free tonight, you can come to our learners meetup. i'll be there as well as a few other organizers/coaches
    @evvvvr another meetup format we have is called "co-learning" and given the tech you mentioned, the frontend co-learning would be a good fit
    that is every wednesday, including today: https://www.meetup.com/opentechschool-berlin/events/250423447/
    Volodymyr Galkin
    @evvvvr
    Thank You! I'm so sorry, I'm not available today and the rest of the week. Will go to web frontend co-learning next Wednesday!
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    no worries :)
    Volodymyr Galkin
    @evvvvr
    @haikoschol Should I notify someone that I want to join there as a coach/helper or I'll just go there and tell about it to organizers?
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    just go there. i'm not at this particular meetup, but at the python co-learning we always have a short explanation how things work and usually do an introduction round. it's probably the same at the frontend meetup. the people running it are all very friendly and helpful :)
    in general we want to keep the line between learner and coach blurry. coach basically only means that you can answer some questions that come up and don't mind doing so. there are some basic guidelines what to do and not to do as a coach. when you talk to the organizers they will probably tell you about that. there should also be a presentation somewhere on opentechschool.org. i'm pretty busy with work right now, so can't look for it
    Volodymyr Galkin
    @evvvvr
    Ok, thank you so much for the help
    Haiko Schol
    @haikoschol
    you're welcome. always happy to have more people helping out :)
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    @evvvvr yes, just come by any wednesday night!
    Rohan Yarburg
    @RohanYarburg
    Hello, my name is Rohan Yarburg, I'm new to OpenTechSchool. I'm living in Hamburg and I just joined the meetup online group of hamburg.
    I'm new the germany too actually, I came from Denmark about 2 weeks ago, I'm also part of HackYourFuture there.
    xMartin
    @xMartin
    hi @RohanYarburg , welcome!
    what is HackYourFuture?
    what are your expectations of OpenTechSchool?
    Rohan Yarburg
    @RohanYarburg
    Thank you @xMartin , HackYourFuture is a coding school, they teach and guide refugees to learn programming and web development.
    I don’t know about OpenTechSchool until yesterday, so I don’t know what to expect. I read there’s some events of meeting up for some different workshops or courses.
    Rohan Yarburg
    @RohanYarburg
    But I was wondering if there’s like a space where I can just go, sit and study. The internet in the center where is stay is actually really slow and the environment is quite busy and noisy.
    Thomas Mochalski
    @thomas-programmierer
    Hi @dear all, I am looking forward to community work here in this chat.