Suncoast Developers Guild — the tech heart and soul of Tampa Bay’s St. Pete side — has been around for two years! Since opening their doors in the summer of 2018, this coding school has graduated 100 students in the tech community, and there are others who attended their previous incarnation as the Tampa Bay branch of The Iron Yard.
I used to be a developer evangelist who travelled across North America in another life, and I can tell you that one of the signs of a healthy tech community in a small- to medium-sized city is a coding school that acts as a social/technical/gathering place. Here in Tampa Bay, Suncoast Developers Guild fills that role, and it does so spectacularly.
Better still, the community can contribute:
Our Handbook is also open-source; we look forward to having the community contribute. Community contribution is so significant to us that we added a button that sends contributors to a live Github based editor where they can make pull requests to suggest updates and edits. We’ll take pull requests both large (re-explain something) to small (fix our typoes, please!)
Congratulations on two excellent years, SDG, and great job with the handbook!
Want to see their handbook? It’s at handbook.suncoast.io.