Meet a Study Group is the latest addition to Meet a Mentor. If you are interested in signing up to a study group under the Meet a Study Group initiative you can sign up here
If you’d like to find out more then here is an FAQ:
It is a project designed to connect you with a small group of people that are looking to learn the same things as you as part of online study group. The groups are based on the Meet a Mentor slack group. The learning is typically based around an online course or book, which is voted on by the members of the group.
Q – What is the point? Why should I join in?
Learning a new technology can be difficult, it can be useful to have a support group around you to answer questions and keep you on course. You will join part of a small group of people that all have the same goal in mind. There are often enthusiastic and driven mentors/advisors within the group that can help keep you on course when you get stuck.
This is an example of feedback we received that lead us to create this initiative:
“What I found lacking in an online course was an active forum to discuss. It would have been good to have something like slack to communicate with others on course.”
Enter Meet a Study Group!
Q – Which groups exist at the moment?
So far we have groups around Kafka, TDD, Reactive Programming, Clojure and have new groups coming around Java for beginners and Deep Learning/Machine Learning. We expect to be setting up new groups around various technologies all the time.
Q – Who is behind the Meet a Study Group initiative
Q – Will there be a workshop/meetups involved?
This is up to the group lead and the members of the study group. There is definitely the opportunity to organise in-person workshops and meet ups if members of the group want to.
Q – Which courses are used in the study groups?
Each group will make this decision themselves. Where necessary we can put you in touch with experts/mentors and get their thoughts on the best material to use.
Q – Can I join and opt out later?
Yes, absolutely. We know some people will have a change of heart
To sign up to a group under the Meet a Study Group initiative you can sign up here