Javascript for absolute beginners workshop with refugees at neue nachbarschaft moabit || OpenTechSchool


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Last Saturday (25 March) we did a JavaScript for Absolute Beginners workshop in Berlin again.

This one was particularly special as we successfully reached out to new people - in this case refugees. We got invited by Neue Nachbarschaft Moabit, a community initiative for bringing together newcomers and locals, to do the workshop at their wonderful café. We were happy to have a diverse group of learners, coaches and organizers, half of them members of the Neue Nachbarschaft community.

People enjoying learning together and connecting.

Everyone is busy making the browser smile. pic.twitter.com/Q6m7w8dKkY

— OpenTechSchool BLN (@OTS_BLN) 25. März 2017

American artists, Syrian refugees, born Berliners, Chinese engineers, meeting in a room to learn JavaScript together. Amazing!

— Hëävü Mëtäl Westin (@karlwestin) 25. März 2017


A big Thank You goes out to the many helping hands that

  • organized everything regarding the venue
  • prepared the OpenTechSchool laptops so we could give them out to learners that didn’t bring one
  • installed extra Freifunk routers to make the wifi stable enough for the 40 people we had in the room
  • gave presentations about OTS and JavaScript

and of course to the coaches!

Some of the learners volunteered to participate in establishing a new Open Co-Learning at Neue Nachbarschaft.

We are looking forward to run more successful events with Neue Nachbarschaft.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://blog.opentechschool.org/2017/04/javascript-for-absolute-beginners-with-refugees.html

Saturday 8th April - Coaches needed for welcoming-refugees event