Newbie Game Develpoers Unite!
I'm a C++ newbie, and am fairly schooled in Java. I would like to make games... both for fun, and if possible, as a career. I'm proposing this: Any newbie c++'ers interested in comitting serious hours to learning this language, and who have a love for playing games, coding, and hard work, unite into a newbie GameDev team. I learned Java extremely fast because I had a friend learning it with me, to bounce ideas off of, check my code to see things I didn't, and basically "think outside *my* box" (please excuse how overused and trite that adage is.). I dunno... if anyone else thinks this would be productive, let me know. If not just let this thread die :)
If you're looking for a more organized group..
Concept of Zero was my Student Run Software company but because of all the attempts people had to put together usergroups I decided to open membership and we're doing a development community thing. We have done a lot more planning (not perfect yet) than a lot of these other groups.
(visit our members page for info on signing up, but if you're real new what we try to do is teach you and answer questions on our boards for you, and maybe once you're ready to start a project you can do it with us)