Dojo’s are meetups where most people are at different levels of ability – so there is no single lesson to follow. Instead everybody practices at their own level, on their own choice of project, and beginners learn from masters.
- Make sure laptops are up-to-date – we don’t want to spend the first 30 minutes installing updates.
- Similarly ensure you have all the required software for the day’s project.
- Make sure you have any logins you need (scratch account for example)
Have a plan
- Decide beforehand what you will be working on.
- Be realistic about what you can achieve in the 2 hours we have. It is very unlikely that you will write an open-world MMO in that time.
- If you have a big project – select a small feature that you can achieve within the time, and make sure you can save your work at the end.
- Learning to program with computers is usually about exploring and testing out things. You may visit many dead-ends before finding the correct answer. On the bright side – there is often more than one correct solution!
- And if you are really stuck – just ask for help.