@annblodgett - It's nice to meet you too!
This isn't the most active gitter in the world, but we try to meet f2f twice a month, once for the Learners' Study Group and once for the Learners' Meetup. The local Free Code Camp group also tries to meet twice a month, so you should be able to find a fair bit of f2f support. :smiley:
:smile: - We'll look forward to seeing you!
In the meantime, I've written a blog post addressing things that have come up frequently in the Learners' group - https://metasean.github.io/blog/2016/04/02/J-S-Learners-Fieldguide.html
And if you haven't already noticed, the Free Code Camp gitter channels are awesomely active!