CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we get together to learn from each other, sharpen our skills and enjoy being in a space where everyone is immersed in code!
This month, CodeUp will be held in our Slack workspace again. If you haven't already joined our workspace, you can do so here:
When the event starts, we will gather in a new channel in the workspace called #2020-july, and share things, ask questions and chat about code, branching off into threads and other channels as necessary. In the time leading up to the event, updates will be posted in the channel, so please join the channel at your earliest convenience.
Please RSVP so that we know how many people will be joining us.
This month, as well as the usual discussion about coding in our Slack workspace, we will be holding a video-call meeting with a focus on SQL. If you are interested in taking part in this, please read the information below:
What is SQL?
SQL (Structured Query Language) is a language designed to allow users to query, manipulate, and transform data from a relational database. SQL has become synonymous with relational database management to such an extent that all non-relational database management systems are commonly grouped together under the title "NoSQL". As a result, almost all backend or full-stack developers will encounter SQL at some point.
How will the session work?
The session will use SQLBolt (https://sqlbolt.com/), "a series of interactive lessons and exercises designed to help you quickly learn SQL right in your browser". Before the session, please start working through the lessons. If you are already confident with some aspects of SQL, you don't have to start at the beginning. Feel free to start at a lesson that covers something that you are not entirely confident with. When you run out of time or get stuck, stop there. At the beginning of the session, we will discuss where everyone got to, and use the session to collaboratively address questions and overcome sticking points.