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Programming for Non-Programmers Part 1 (Livestream from NYC)

General Assembly

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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Livestream Ended $20.00 $1.99
Livestream + Video Recording Ended $35.00 $2.74

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Programming for Non-Programmers Part 1 (Livestream from NYC)

The Programming for Non-Programmers Series:

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is a series of livestreams designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers.

Because leading a development team (without being a developer yourself) can sometimes feels like “talking about dancing”, we’ve created an interactive and friendly environment in which to learn the basics. If you're running a tech start-up, it's essential that you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web development.

Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers, and overall just look really cool. Come with questions, and a desire to have fun!

Part 1: Fundamentals

We'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "Is UX necessary for my project?", "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing it strange math equations to it?".

We'll spend about half of the class looking at actual code and writing some basic Javascript, HTML & CSS ourselves.

We'll learn the following:

-What coding languages should I use for my next project?

-Which CMS is right for the job?

-What are the stages of development?

-What deliverables do I need to provide my developer?

-Reading code & basic developing principles to get us started 9 concepts of programming that are the found in every programming language

-Understanding Javascript Variables & Functions Understanding development best-practices to help discern the value of a developer. 

*This class is intended for those who are not able to attend this class live at one of our campuses.  The class has been modified and is different than the full version that is being offered at GA campus around the globe.

Christopher Castiglione is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy and Wordpress. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products. In the past, he has designed applications for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, Bacardi, CLIF Bar, and American Express. Christopher holds an MA in New Media from The University of Amsterdam. He is currently a member of the General Assembly teaching faculty where he regularly teaches the following courses: Programming for Non-Programmers, Crash Course: HTML/CSS, Business Storytelling and Wordpress Theme Development. 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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