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Watch this mouse brain and other design from developers: Brooklyn Internets

A new meetup group made up primarily of people learning to code wants to hear from community members to share what they've done and can be done. Join the Brooklyn Internets.

From the presentation by Jeremy Lewis and Hannah Nordgren at Brooklyn Internets January 2014 Meetup. Photo by Brady Dale.
Updated 1/14/14 @ 1:30pm: An earlier version of this story used a title that referenced a quotation from one of the presenters that could have been seen as offensive. It was removed and replaced with the current headline.

Web development is getting easier. Sharing what can be done is as good an inspiration as anything.

Brooklyn Internets is a brand new meetup based out of the Flatiron School’s partnership with NYC WorkForce1, in Downtown Brooklyn. The Flatiron School is the celebrated Manhattan coding program that is expanding its reach.

Thursday marked its second meetup, Design for Developers, and it was primarily devoted to fellows from the school presenting on what they had learn to make so far with code.

Some highlights:

  • Hannah Nordgren and Jeremy Lewis presented on making logos and buttons in pure CSS.
  • Gustavo Guimaraes presented on using CSS3, which became a testimonial on how when he first saw the raw code, he thought it would be impossible to learn. Then he showed everyone how to fill a field with the same bunny, over and over.
  • Sterling Walker presented on a computer program she built where she modeled a mouse brain and put it through a maze so she could watch the different ways it tried to get through. Watch the mice race here and see her code on GitHub (which also sponsored the event refreshments).
  • LaVoisier, the rapper turned hacker, presented on why he decided to become a Flatiron School fellow and study coding, saying, “I’m learning to code because it’s the only abusive relationship I’ll endure.”

The NYC Web Development Fellowship is a 22 week, full time intensive program aimed to prepare students to work in web development at the end.

There is no tuition for those accepted in the program. Applicants must be New York City residents who are making less than $50,000 per year, or unemployed, and have never worked as a web developer before. The current class is about halfway through. The Brooklyn Internets Meetup hopes to attract more members of the community to present on what they are building.

Join the Meetup now and attend the next one in February.

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