2-Day Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp

December 19 – December 20
2 Sessions

GA Dallas (Livestream)

Online Class
$375 USD
Regular Ticket
$375 USD

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2-Day Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp | December 19

Tyler Lane Photo

Python & Software Engineering Instructor, General Assembly


December 19 – December 20
2 Sessions

GA Dallas (Livestream)

Online Class
$375 USD
Regular Ticket
$375 USD

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop Series

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is a workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started.

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.


Dec 19
Saturday, 19 December 10 am – 5 pm CST Session I: Intro to Programming & Front-End Web Development

You will be introduced to a broad overview of programming and learn the following along the way.

  • What is programming?
  • What can you build with various languages?
  • What is web development?
  • The difference between a web site and web app
  • Stages of web development.
  • The difference between front-end and back-end web development.
  • What are common programming concepts?

The basics of code:

  • HTML/CSS & JavaScript.
  • Demo, read and update simple examples of code.
Dec 20
Sunday, 20 December 10 am – 5 pm CST Session II: JavaScript

We will code a website from scratch together and learn the following along the way:

Introduction to Front End Web Development

HTML basics

  • How to get set up on your own computer.
  • Use the basic content tags (headings, images, links, paragraphs).
  • Create different sections in your website (layout).

CSS basics

  • Basic styling properties and how to connect with HTML.
  • Selectors and how the different sections of a site.

You will also learn:

  • How to upload a web page to a server using FTP.
  • How to obtain a domain name.
  • The difference between HTML5/CSS3 and HTML/CSS.
  • The purpose of JavaScript and how it drives interactivity in your site.


  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection. Make sure you have Sublime Text downloaded.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

About the Instructor

Tyler Lane Photo

Python & Software Engineering Instructor,
General Assembly

Tyler Lane is a freelancer living in Austin. After graduating from Eckerd College with a degree in Computer Science they moved to Austin and have worked professionally as a software engineer for over five years.

Tyler has taught the Software Engineering Immersive course at General Assembly and currently teaches the part-time Python course. They also teach improv with Merlin Works. They are currently a producer for the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and play guitar in an emo cover band called Grackle! at the Disco.

Tyler is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns!

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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