GDI | Introduction to Programming Concepts

This workshop is 4 hours on Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00am -1:00pm! 

Registration Required: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Houston/events/221310807/

This will be an introductory class. If you’ve taken Intro to Javascript or any equivalent classes and successfully completed the exercises, this workshop is not for you. If you’re a programmer by profession, this workshop is not for you.

Have you ever taken a programming class and given up because the concepts were too hard to grasp or all the examples used math formulas and your walls went up? Have you then decided to try again with a different language-- only to discover the same thing? Or have you stayed away from programming all together, because you’re worried that’s what will happen? If you answered “Yes!” to even one of those questions, this class is for you! 

In this workshop we will explore some of the basic universal programming concepts.  We will use everyday activities with real-life examples to demonstrate common concepts such as variable, arrays, if, then, else statements and different kinds of loops. 

We will answer the following questions: 

What's the difference between web development and web design?


Where are web site files generally stored? 


What is the difference between a client and a server? 


Which programming languages are compiled on a server and which are compiled in a web browser?


What do you need to know before building a web site? 


What language should you use and what are the differences? 


What tools do you need to develop a web site? 


Who does what on a typical web development team?

We’ll also give you an overview of the various programming languages and web technologies commonly used today such as: 

HTML, CSS & JavaScript

Ruby & Ruby on Rails

Python

PHP

Wordpress

The overall objective of the workshop is for you to get a better understanding of what programming is all about and give the information you’ll need to select your next programming language.

What to bring

Although a laptop is not absolutely required, it is highly recommended that you bring one. Bring your charger as well, we’ll have powerstrips and Wi-Fi.

Prerequisites

Desire to learn

Ability to ask lots of questions 

This class is for people with little to no technical experience. Bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes and come prepared with questions.

Meet your Instructor: Jose Basilio 

Jose Basilio has over 15 years of experience developing software for large and small companies. He is well versed in C#, JavaScript, as well as many other programming languages. Most recently, he is a full-time full-stack web developer. and very active in Houston’s software development community. He has also spoken at the  Houston .NET user group. As the father of 3 girls, he is very passionate about teaching girls and women how to code.

Please note our refund policy: Your payment of $25 guarantees your seat in the workshop.  If something changed after registration and you cannot attend class your seat is your's to sell or give to someone else but let us know!  As a rule we don't offer refunds, but please let us know if you have extenuating circumstances.   

Organizer Girl Develop It
Women Developers and Programmers! Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don't be shy. Develop it. It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today's budding developer community is up to 91% male. ...

Women Developers and Programmers!


Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don't be shy. Develop it.


It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today's budding developer community is up to 91% male. There isn't a comfortable place where women can learn at their own pace and not be afraid to ask "stupid questions."


We decided it was time to provide a place where all questions are OK and everyone can learn in a supportive environment. Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it (aka building sweet websites).


Stay tuned to this meetup for upcoming scheduled classes.

Full Description

When

Sat, Apr. 11, 2015
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

Where

Houston Technology Center
410 Pierce Street
Houston, Texas 77002
United States