Learning Programming Languages

Earlier this week we notified our members and the public of our new initiative, one-on-one tutoring sessions. It triggered an interest and George Santos, program manager, takes care of them. One member has had more in-depth tutoring needs. He asked:

“What about writing real code (eg, C++, Python, Javascript, Java)?”

Any computer science program at local universities will cover an array of programming languages. And there are quite a few online learning sites. They offer more problem oriented coding tutorials and are free of charge or a very reasonable priced. All courses are conducted online with coursework published on web pages and in videos, and contain in addition tests, code review and provde a community forum to connect with professors and fellow students.
Make not mistakes: Online courses require a certain amount of self-discipline, curiosity, patience and perseverance, all traits of an aspiring software engineer.



Make Use Of, one of my favorite technology sites, published a while ago the article:  3 Websites To Get Started With Learning C++ 

The Tech Shell provided in a slighly more recent article: 4 Best Sites To Learn C and C+

This should get people started, that would go more hard core on the learning path.

If you, dear reader know of any additional sites and resources, please post them in the comment section.

Photo: Chicago by Trey Ratcliff, Stuck In Customs

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Pursuant to the bylaws of the Naples Free-Net the Nominations Committee hereby calls for nominations of candidates for election to the Naples Free-Net Board of Directors.
Any member in good standing of the Naples Free-Net may nominate a candidate for the election, after first determining the candidate’s willingness to serve. Candidates need not be members of the Naples Free-Net. Nominations shall be transmitted by electronic mail to: nominate@naples.net. Nominations must include full contact information for the candidate including:

  • Full Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • E-mail address if available

The Nominator must fully identify self in the e-mail with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Nominator’s valid Naples Free-Net account ID

Nominations must be received by midnight Friday, February 7, 2010.

The bylaws of the Naples Free-Net may be found here
The Annual General Meeting will be the evening of March 10th, 2014.
Naples Free-Net Current Board and Org Chart
Naples Free-Net Org-Chart 2014
Org-Chart 2014

Annual Meeting 2014 on March 10th

 Annual Meeting, March 10, 2014  7:00pm

Annual Meeting Notification

The Naples Free-Net Annual General Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Fleischman Park Community Center. All NFN members are invited to attend.

The Annual General Meeting includes

  • President’s report,
  • a Treasurer’s report,
  • election of NFN board members, and
  • volunteer recognition ceremonies.

If you plan to attend will you please advise by return email to
president@naples.net, as a headcount would be helpful. An agenda will be published closer to the meeting date.


Naples Photography Club starts into 2014

dpi sig meeting January 2014An estimated 120 participants, including 10 new members! The breaking news announced during meeting: Naples Photography Club  DPI-SIG is official host club of next year’s FCCC conference in March 2015.

Every year, members contribute photos to the calendar of the Shy Wolf Sanctuary and this year the calendar attracked the attention of a National Geographic Magazine, Kids Edition. Two members participating in the shooting for the calendar of Shy Wolf Sanctuary  will be featured in National Geographic Magazine for Kids.

2014 started with a cloud computing special on Dropbox for file sharing and Google+ and Instagram for social and mobile photo sharing.

The Google+ Event Party Mode enabled photos from the room were uploaded almost in real time.

More in follow-up at DPI-SIG website: http://www.dpi-sig.org

Every 2nd Thursday, the Naples Photography Club, DPI-SIG meets at Edison State College to discuss the latest and greatest photo tools, recaps outings and learns from each other through sharing , collaboration and education.

Video Introduction to all NFN DPI-SIG Club Activities

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