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Weekend training center

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by gauru, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. gauru

    gauru Gauru

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    HI
    I want to teach myself software development starting from Java....and then other related technologies.....Can somebody suggest some weekend classes which I can join ....I want to join to meet like minded people...some peer to peer learning....also which is not heavy on the pocket...any such institutions in Central or East London...pls share...urgent
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    You could try the meetup website
    http://www.meetup.com/find/?allMeet...serFreeform=london&mcId=c1012717&sort=default

    The OU has Java courses, they tend to have weekend tutorials.
    http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/modules/m250

    "Support from your tutor
    You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. Throughout your study you will use email and online forums to keep in touch with your tutor and other students in your tutor group. We may also be able to offer face-to-face group tutorials that you are encouraged, but not obliged, to attend. Where your tutorials are held will depend on the distribution of students taking the module."

    You may want to consider coursera.org and edx.org
    https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-java-programming-part-1-hkustx-comp102-1x
    https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-programming-java-part-1-uc3mx-it-1-1x

    I'd also consider learning python as a first language rather than Java. Many resources and its a great high level language.

    https://www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython1
    https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-computer-science-mitx-6-00-1x7
    https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn
     
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  3. gauru

    gauru Gauru

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    Thanks for the links...i had traditional brick and mortar training centre on my mind...but I will surely look into above options before that...regarding python I must tell you I am a computer science graduate but I have worked in sales for many years. So I have good idea about programming.. Thanks again...
     
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    OU tutorials are held in real buildings built from brick and mortar :;)

    Red brick Universities arent going to be cheap or run classes on weekends.

    If you're already trained in Java then I'd not bother paying for beginner courses, I'd just self study.

    Travelling to a physical training location is likely to just waste more time and money, time and money you could spend at home on self study.

    If you are already good at programming, what is it specifically that you would like to learn ?

    Being clear on your goal will make it a lot easier to achieve.
     
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  5. gauru

    gauru Gauru

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    I agree with you that traveling to physical places waste a lot of time and money. Therefore I would be self studying part time on weekdays. As I specified in my first post ...I just wanted some idea sharing...people who are in the same boat as me...trying to break into IT development. Although That might as well be done online. But face to face would be better and as it would be in addition to online chit chat with noble souls like you.
    I want to study java few related technologies so that I can build a few applications to put on my portfolio.
     
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  6. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Sounds like you need to check out meetup then.

    There are lots different types programs you can write, server side, embedded, thick client, thin client, mobile, web, intranet, what you want to build could vastly alter the technologies you want to study.
     
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