Coding for Beginners: Data Mashing with APIs
Dan Nguyen, Developer at ProPublica and Member of Hacks and Hackers
Thursday, March 24th from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Price: $30.
Students will learn the fundamentals of programming by creating simple yet powerful scripts to collect and organize the data found in Web services such as Twitter, Google Maps, and Foursquare. The class will walk through sample Ruby code to understand the basic theory of programming, including variables, methods, arrays and loops. At the end, students will be able to write a fully-functional custom script to access and scrape website data.
This class is intended for absolute newbies and those beginning to learn how to code. Laptops are optional. Code for the lesson will be provided so that students can follow along during class and after. Prerequisites: None.
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