Coding for Designers
4

Wednesday, 4 January

7 9 pm HKT

GA Hong Kong, Garage 8F

8F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
$325 HKD
Regular Ticket
$325 HKD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Coding for Designers

Peter Carroll Photo


Freelance Developer & IT Instructor

4

Wednesday, 4 January

7 9 pm HKT

GA Hong Kong, Garage 8F

8F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
$325 HKD
Regular Ticket
$325 HKD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

You are living the dream of being a designer, but do you still feel like something is missing?

It's probably time you learned how to code.

In this class, you'll hear about how challenging learning to code can be, but also how empowering it is when you have the skills to develop your own designs.

We'll also discuss what is possible in the browser, and common pitfalls that designers make that make a development team scratch their heads.

Coding allows you to solve problems (and no longer at the mercy of the dev team) and allows you to understand what’s possible. When a developer says “it can’t be done”, do they really mean it’s impossible, or that it’s more trouble than it’s worth?

This is an introduction to programming, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.

Takeaways

  • How to transition from designer to designer/developer
  • Tools to get started
  • Get a hands on go at coding using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring along a laptop so you can follow along with the coding activities. Ensure you have a text editor installed, and have had a play with using it. Any text editor is suitable (but NOT Word, or Notepad).

Here are some examples: Sublime, Notepad++, Atom, TextMate, TextWrangler, Vi, Vim.

About the Instructor

Peter Carroll Photo

Freelance Developer & IT Instructor

Peter wrote his first code in 1983 using a NorthStar Computer, complete with 32k of RAM and two 180k floppy drives. Since then he has coded mainly in C/C++/C#, Java, PHP, Python, and Javascript. His database work has covered DBASEIII in the eighties, through various SQL engines and he is currently messing around with MongoDB. He is a massive fan of open source software and thinks the future is very bright for the HTML5 ecosystem.

In addition to holding an MBA, he is a qualified mathematics teacher and holds teaching licenses in both the UK and Hong Kong. He also builds tiny electronic gadgets for amusement (which sometimes work with the Internet. Sometimes).

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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