Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

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 workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started.

PART 1: You will be introduced to a broad overview of programming and learn the following along the way. The tech speak:

  • 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.

PART 2: Introduction to Front End Web Development We will code a website from scratch together and learn the following along the way:

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.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Please bring a laptop to class with Sublime Text downloaded.

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