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Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers (Starting January 26, 2015)

Hackbright Academy

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM (PST)

Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers...

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Introduction to Programming Course NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT (Full Tuition, including deposit, is $3,000) Sold Out Ended $250.00 $14.74

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Announcing The New Hackbright Academy 10-Week Night Course For Non-Programmers!

This is a crash course for non-programmers to learn the basics of programming, and ease into the "Intro to Front-End Programming" or "Intro to Back-End Programming" courses at Hackbright Academy.

Hackbright Academy's part-time courses give women proficient coding skills to level up on the job, creating new opportunities by combining programming with other skills.

Hackbright instructor Rachel Walker will be teaching the 10-week night course "Intro to Programming" at Hackbright Academy, designed for complete beginners to programming. She will provide you with a strong foundation for speaking to technical teams and exploring a more technical career.

After taking this course, you will leave with a fundamental understanding of how software engineering works and the skills to build your own computer program from scratch.

No Prior Coding Experience Required!

Our hands-on, collaborative activities in the classroom will build your fluency with important coding skills so you can take your career to the next level --

    • Product Managers – who are looking to understand the fundamentals of program architecture and the development cycle through personal experience,
    • Data Scientists – who want the programming skills to interact with data from across the web,
    • Marketers – who need to Increase your ability to leverage more sophisticated, modern HTML, CSS, and Javascript marketing tools to tailor web experiences to your target audiences,
    • Designers – who want to get features launched faster by understanding the design choices that are easier to implement, and of course,
    • Women – generally interested in exploring a career as a software developer!

Key Course Takeaways:

  • Familiarity with Python, one of the web's most popular languages

  • Greater comfort translating real-world problems into computer programs

  • Experience building a game in a team environment

Concepts Covered Include:

  • Developer Tools (Terminal)

  • Version Control (Git, Github)

  • Organizing Code (Functions, Classes, Variables)

  • Programming Logic (Loops, Conditionals, Operators)

  • Basic Data Structures (Lists, Dictionaries, Tuples)

  • Incorporating functionality from different websites (APIs)

Your Instructors for "Intro to Programming" At Hackbright Academy:
Pictured above (from left): Anna Akullian (Junior Instructor) and Rachel Walker (Instructor) for the "Intro to Programming" course at Hackbright Academy starting January 26, 2015.

Rachel Walker

Rachel Walker
Hackbright Instructor

Before joining Hackbright Academy, Rachel Walker was a software developer at Thoughtworks, a global software consulting firm specializing in Agile software delivery. She mentors and volunteers for initiatives focusing on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in tech. Rachel holds a degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Follow her on Twitter @raychatter.

Anna Akullian

Anna Akullian
Hackbright Junior Instructor

Anna is a Junior Instructor at Hackbright Academy, Prior to working at Hackbright, she was a teacher, a researcher at Children's Hospital, Oakland, and a Hackbright engineering fellow. When she's not at Hackbright, you can find her hiking in the Berkeley hills or biking around the city. Find out more about Anna at her website.

Tuition: $3,000 ($250 non-refundable deposit today, $2,750 via invoice)

Employee Sponsorship: In the past, employers have sponsored their employees to take Hackbright Academy courses. Dedicating time outside of the office is an effective way to skill up. Feel free to use our sponsorship template to send to your manager to request employer sponsorship.

Check out a recent interview with Rachel to learn more about the course! Email if you have more questions.

Hackbright Withdrawal/Refund Policy
A student has the right to withdraw from Hackbright Academy at any time. If the student withdraws from the course, Hackbright will remit a pro-rata refund for the unused portion of the tuition less the non-refundable down payment paid. The amount of the refund is determined by deducting the non-refundable down payment from the total tuition charge, then dividing the remainder by the number of days in the course to calculate the daily charge. The refund is the amount in excess of what the student owes for total days of instruction completed. The date of withdrawal is the date of cancellation and is determined as the date the student notifies the school of the decision to cancel. The student will be charged for all hours attended. 

Have questions about Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers (Starting January 26, 2015)? Contact Hackbright Academy

When & Where

Hackbright Academy
683 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94517

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM (PST)

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Hackbright Academy

Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women, located in San Francisco, California. We were founded in 2012 with a single purpose — to give women of diverse backgrounds the power and skills to build a long and successful career in the tech industry. We partner with like-minded organizations and companies so that our impact has the farthest possible reach and we remain committed to the continued growth in the communities we serve.

Since 2012, Hackbright has been offering the Full-Time Software Engineering Program, a 12-week accelerated software development training program exclusively for women to learn Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, OOP, TDD, pair programming, Git, and the Flask web framework. In addition to the full-time program, Hackbright offers a Part-time Software Engineering Program to give working professionals the same opportunity to learn.

Hackbright's Prep Course is designed to give women a foundation in programming, a taste of life as a coder, and prepare them for the bootcamp application process.

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