Hudson Valley Can Code

Continuous co-learning to achieve project-oriented goals.

Yulia Ovchinnikova (Organizer) sent a message to the web-development, coding & computing mailing list  -  Hudson Valley Can Code

Learning schedule for 2019 starts Thursday, January 26th!

Hello fellow Coders!

Thank you for being a part of Hudson Valley coding co-learning & co-working group. We love connecting people in tech, we can learn from each other and build amazing things together. We believe that community development setup and collaborative approach will change the way Hudson Valley use digital technology.

Here is what we prepared for 2019:

Our 3rd Web Development Bootcamp at SUNY Ulster is continuing with JavaScript/jQuerry course (starting 2/14th) and SEO course (starting 3/21st). These courses can be taken as stand alone courses, although JavaScript has a prerequisite with HTML & CSS knowledge.

Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp 4 registration is open for this spring. Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesdays, 1/30th and 2/6th at 6:30pm, at SUNY Ulster Kingston campus. Spring semester includes three courses that focused on giving people the edge on the web development:

  • Web Dev I: Website construction principles. 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 2/18 – 3/18
  • Web Dev II: Multipage websites CSS strategies, 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 4/1 – 29
  • Web Dev III: Building blocks of dynamic websites. 5 Mondays 6-9pm, 5/6 – 6/10

We are excited to work with the best local professionals and mentors to bring you the cutting edge technologies and the best practices of using it. Together we are planning the following  specialty courses:

A. general public topics like:

  1. How to build WordPress website for my business – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. April.
  2. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 101– What you need to get started – 3 hr class.
  3. How to build your first E-mail marketing campaign – 3 hr class (TBA)
  4. Optimizing your Instagram for business – 3 hr class (TBA)
  5. Video and podcast production – 2 hrs class (TBA)

B. More tech specific topics like:

  1. Digital Ocean as #1 cloud provider: What, Why and How. Learn first hand from local DO developer Sean Swehla. Don’t miss the chance: This Thursday January 24th at Grit Works. Donations of $10 will be appreciated to pay the space.
  2. Intro to Object Oriented Programming / CS – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each –  tentatively scheduled for March
  3. Intro to Python (specific scripting language, mostly used for back-end or for Data Science projects – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. We hope to run it February
  4. Intro to Databases – A-B-C series – 3 classes 2 hours each. Tentatively scheduled for May
  5. Intro to Cyber Security and Certifications – 2 hrs class (TBA)

Coding Clubs will continue at Newburgh Free Library first Mondays of the month starting February 4th.

If you’re interested in presenting, teaching or mentoring, we are open for your suggestions.
If you have a challenge to solve – bring it to the Coding Club, meet other coders through the project hours. Let’s discuss what you want to learn, do, build. Let me know what you would like to get out of this group so I can best guide you to courses, meetups, activities. You can reply here OR e-mail me directly at  yulia@openhubproject.com


I want to take a moment to reflect on the work we’ve done at the Open Hub Project – much of it with your help.
In 2018 we accomplished:
Coding group and community is growing. We are 436 active developers, and more importantly interested to collaborate and co-learn. It is exciting to find how much knowledge we have here in Hudson Valley. It is amazing to see how many group members are willing to help each other. #HudsonValleyCanCode, and it is proven!
Two more cohorts successfully finished Web Development Bootcamp we delivered through SUNY Ulster. So happy to see people successfully using what they’ve learned!
Newburgh Free Library is a great host to run diversified introductory classes in technology. Looking back I am impressed to see how much we did. I am happy that all these courses initiated a great collaboration projects to follow!
⦁ Intro to Web Development – A-B-C series – with Dmitry Pavlov, Mark Tourtellott and Jeff Dederick.
⦁ Intro to App Development – with Tyler Walker
⦁ Intro to Javascript – A-B-C series – with Scott Lydiard
⦁ Intro to PHP / WordPress back-end – A-B-C series – with Tom Morel
⦁ Intro to UI/UX – A-B-C series with Maria Reyf
⦁ Planning your website: what are the metrics of success – with Yulia Ovchinnikova
We started monthly Coding Club. It was a really great experience with so much knowledge to exchange, and so much of co-learning! We met ten times, first Mondays of the month March to December to discuss cutting edge technologies and to brainstorm tech challenges, helping each other to learn and build. new projects.
We started with React / React Native study jam. It turned into weekly Project hours Sunday mornings.
I would love to thank you all for joining the group! Thank you for your support and mentoring, sharing the experience and spreading the word!
Our mission is bringing people together around technology, creating an environment where people learn and work together benefiting from and inspired by technology and collaboration.
We are just at the beginning of HudsonValleyCanCode movement. Let’s share the journey.
Thank you for being a part of it. Welcome to Open Hub Project world.