I host the TBBD meetup for people interested in learning blockchain development. Right now it's focused on Ethereum, but excited to explore other blockchains as well. This is a video of a demo I did last Sunday deploying a hello world contract to the Rinkeby testnet. Credit goes to @abuiles and his series of blog posts starting with https://blog.abuiles.com/blog/2017/06/13/smart-contracts-for-the-impatient/.
Link for the meetup is here - https://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Blockchain-Developers-Meetup/