Programming for Non-Programmers: Get Started
7

Wednesday, 7 December

7 9 pm HKT

GA Hong Kong, Garage 8F

8F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
$400 HKD
Regular Ticket
$400 HKD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Programming for Non-Programmers: Get Started

Peter Carroll Photo


Freelance Developer & IT Instructor

7

Wednesday, 7 December

7 9 pm HKT

GA Hong Kong, Garage 8F

8F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
$400 HKD
Regular Ticket
$400 HKD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Have you ever looked over the shoulder of a programmer and wondered what you were looking at? Wouldn’t it be nice to understand the developers you work with? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? If you want to get a taste of programming and web development, this workshop will be perfect for you!

Programming for Non-Programmers is a workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers and complete beginners to get on the same page with developers.

We’ll answer questions like, "What’s the difference between a front-end and back-end?", and "What is JavaScript and what does it have to do with HTML and CSS?" At least half of the workshop is spent looking at actual code and writing some basic JavaScript, HTML & CSS.

Takeaways

  • How to read code & basic development principles
  • Fundamental concepts of programming
  • The differences between major programming languages
  • Javascript/HTML/CSS and how they work together
  • How to communicate and work with a developer
  • Understanding how developers actually work

Prereqs & Preparation

  • ​You'll be writing code - b​ring a laptop to class​!​ Any recent laptop should be able to install the software we use.
  • Install ​Brackets​ on your computer​ (www.brackets.io)​
  • ​Install ​Google Chrome on your computer​ (most people have it already)​

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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