How long have you wanted to learn how to read and write code? Maybe you want to find a better job in a new field, or to advance in your current career into a more technical and high paying position - or maybe you're working on an electronics or data-driven project that requires a little coding know-how? Have you been frustrated by online classes, been taken in by the promise of easy learning on your own time, but came away from the lessons with no understanding and even more confusion?
Come to our hands-on, intensive, one day workshop and learn in a small group setting where you will get personal attention from an instructor who will answer every question you have about computers and programming, and help you every step of the way. You will leave this workshop with all the technical tools and knowledge you need to read and write your own software!
- This workshop is not about building websites.
- Register before 3:00p.m. the Friday before the workshop day. You must register before then, no exceptions or walk-ins.
- You should bring an ID for building security to check on the workshop day, as they will have a list of attendees.
- The history of computers, from ancient to modern times
- How a modern computer works, from hardware to software
- Working with your computer's operating system using commands
- Installing a package manager to install programming tools (Homebrew)
- Programming language basics and using an interpreter
- Creating programs using step-by-step outlines
- Researching and reading documentation
- Installing third party software libraries
- A brief introduction to advanced programming concepts
Thinking Like A Programmer Workshops
Mike Caprio has been programming since 1985, when he wrote his first text adventures in BASIC on a Commodore 64. He has a BS in Computer Science from WPI in Worcester, MA and has been a software and firmware engineer since 1997. Mike has written programs in many languages and has worked for the biggest companies in the world solving their problems with software.