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Free Intro to Coding Class Online | May 11

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Lead SEI Instructor, General Assembly

About This Workshop

Explore the programming languages that power the web and write your first line of code.

During our online introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web — HTML and CSS — and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites.

What will the remote learning experience be like?

  • Ask questions and interact with peers and expert instructors —all in real time. Collaborate via live chat, voice, and video.

* Complete hands-on coursework in an online classroom designed to keep you engaged and focused. * Gain accountability and guidance from your instructor and fellow classmates to help you turn skills into career success.


By writing your own lines of code, you’ll:

  • Get a closer look at how the developer community and many different fields benefit from coding knowledge.

  • Learn how HTML and CSS function together to form the backbone of the web.

  • Cover key coding terms and principles.

  • Develop a custom, working web page from scratch.

    Chart your own career path.

Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Design and build a custom site online in our mentor-guided HTML, CSS, & Web Design Circuit. Incorporate JavaScript and code dynamic sites in our part-time, on-campus Front-End Web Development workshop. Or, go all-in and become a job-ready developer our 12-week, full-time Web Development workshop, available on campus and online.


  • A laptop is required for this workshop.
  • For those on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan). Upgrade your operating system before class, if needed.
  • Basic technical aptitude and orientation to computers, and curiosity to learn new tools.
  • Download Sublime Text 3.

About the Instructor

Simon Lau Photo

Lead SEI Instructor, General Assembly

Simon loves to structure his thoughts and logical thinking is second nature to him. He sees programming as an extension of a language which he embodies naturally. In this time-pressed world we live in, automation is the solution to tackle the mundane tasks, so that we can all spend our time on more meaningful activities.

With almost 20 years of experience working and sharing his knowledge in this field as an experienced Full Stack Developer and tertiary educator, Simon has deep expertise on languages such as Python, Java, HTML and Javascript. Simon has not only worked on specialised projects but has also shared his knowledge to his students, though his engaging classes.

Simon believes that he has what it takes to help anyone who has a personal interest in programming to grow this knowledge. All they need it is to master the art of logical thinking and the foundation knowledge needed to start a learning journey in this field. He believes that his lessons at the General Assembly will enable you to start your personal journey on programming.

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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Free Intro to Coding Class Online
Tuesday, 11 May, 2021
7 9 am EDT
Online (Online)

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