Hello, fellow programmers! I'll be posting useful information, practice, tutorials, resources, and all other things vaguely programming-related here. Soon there will be posted a general outline of what's going to be happening this year, but for now, just let me say that we'll be working mainly with web applications and web development. It should be pretty apparent from reading recent technology news that the IT world is focused on two main trends right now: web apps and the eventual "web desktop," and of course server virtualization. Suffice it to say that, after you're through with this year's programming club, you should have a very workable basic understanding of how the Internet works and how to write applications that are web-accessible.
So with that said, our concrete goal for the moment is to become relatively fluent in HTML and CSS. We won't learn too much, just enough to understand how it all works and how to make it work for us. These two languages will enable us to create decent-looking web pages and will also provide the presentation layer of our later web development work.
Stay tuned for more information. I find this all rather exciting, and I hope you guys do too!