Hotel Montreal Espace Confort

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Hi there,

Here is another opportunity to JOIN a code and dance session this month.

The goal of these get-togethers is to work on a project of your own along with fellow programmers for approximately two hours and then shake the week’s stress away on the dance floor.

Code sesh :

We will meet at the Tea Lounge of the Hotel Montreal Espace Confort.

Hotel Montreal Espace Confort (lobby)

Hotel Montreal Espace Confort (lobby) Photography by Maryia Georgieva

This is a cozy, delicious and laid-back place to code. There is Wi-Fi.

  • Date: May 26th, 2018
  • Time: from 2pm to 4pm
  • Venue: Hotel Montreal Espace Confort
    2050, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC, H2X 3K7

Dance sesh :

There are many places where you can dance on a Saturday in Montreal. However, just for the sake of dancing on the same dance floor here is my suggestion: Moka

  • Date: May 26th, 2018
  • Time: from 4pm to 8pm
  • Venue: Moka Social
    Espace-Des-Arts
    9, rue Sainte-Catherine Est, #101, Montréal

New coders

If you are new to coding, bring a book, a project and your questions. Then ask some more questions. Finally, start coding. There is no “perfect” way to start, so you might as well start.

When I started many people told me to find a project and then start to code from there. Frankly, I was skeptical. I thought a more structured (read academic) way would be more suitable. If you are curious to start, I would suggest to start with a project and then dive into a book. It will be much more fun.

Seize this very minute.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

New dancers

If you are new to salsa or dance in general, this is a golden opportunity.

Carpe Potestatem

You may start with a beginners class before our get-together or just dive into on May 26th.

In case you want to learn the basics, here are some places to start for free.

    • Club 649: On Mondays there is a beginner salsa lesson at 9:30pm.
    • Salsa Etc: Free trial class (beginner level) on May 27th, 2018.

Also, bring a pair of comfortable shoes and let yourself enjoy the rhythm, the melody and the people.

Just so you know, this is no dancing contest. Believe me: everyone is busy spinning and enjoying themselves. So, relax and have fun!

“Let the greate world spin” written by Colum McCann

See you on Saturday.

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Hi there,

This coming Sunday, February 18th, the very first session of Code and Dance will take place.

Whether you are a newbie to the coding world or work with:

• ASM
• C
• C++
• OCaml
• Python
• Java
• Haskell
• Swift
• PHP
• Perl
• Elixir
• Clojure
• MATLAB
• JavaScript

just to name a few, you are welcome to drop by.

Bring your homework/project/idea and dedicate some time to it along with some other fellow coders.

Coding in groups is:

  • fun,
  • productive, and
  • ideal to bounce ideas off.

Here is a TedTalk by Steven Johnson that might shed some light on where good ideas come from 😉

The idea is to meet at Montreal Espace Confort‘s “coding lounge” in order to code for a couple of hours. Afterwards, the dance part will kick in.

If you are willing to learn how to salsa, an intro free class will be available from 4:00pm to 5:30pm by Mr. Alberto Azpuru from the dance school Salsa Etc. It is important to register beforehand in order to attend the salsa class.

Forseeing questions that might arise, here are some answers:

  • Do I need a special attire? No. Just wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Jim Carrey’s “Cuban Pete” attire belongs in a movie or a dance show. So, no worries about that.
  • Do I need to know the basics beforehand? Nope. The only two things you need is a dose of courage to step outside your comfort zone and your willingness to have fun.

If you have other questions, please leave them in the comment section below.

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Code Section

Date: Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Time: from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Coding Lounge at Montreal Espace Confort
2050, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC

 

Dance Section

Date: Sunday, February 18th, 2018
Time: from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: 4461 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2L2
Price: Free as long as you register before February 18, 2018 at noon.

Please register at the EventBrite page.

See ya Sunday!

@codepyxi