Welcome to Async

An inclusive web tech meetup based in Brighton, UK


Async is an inclusive web tech meetup based in Brighton, UK. We meet on the first Thursday of the month to learn, discuss and play with web technologies. Everyone is welcome, from experienced professionals to those learning to code.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free. Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social. Why not join us to learn about the web!

Read more about us here.

Next Event

Teaching code as a foreign language

Presented by Sophie Koonin.  

@ The Skiff Ironworks, 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD Map of The Skiff

Sorry, all in person events are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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How can you set developers up for success? Think like an English teacher.

The days of grammar drills and awkward roleplays may be behind us, but there’s more than a passing similarity between learning a foreign language and learning to code. Just like English, French and Klingon, programming languages like JavaScript and Go are underpinned by systems (grammar and vocabulary) and skills (reading and writing), so why shouldn’t we use the same approach to teach them?

Drawing on my own experience teaching English as a foreign language, I’ll take you through some of the most useful language-teaching techniques and how you can use them in a technical context - whether you're coaching a new developer on your team, or writing documentation for a bank employing hundreds of developers.

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Sorry, all in person events are cancelled until further notice.

We're taking precautions due to the increasing risk of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and unfortunately will not be running any in person events until further notice.

We will, however, be organising and running online events in the meantime.

We apologise, and look forward to seeing you when our regularly scheduled meetups resume.

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