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Try Coding Remote Workshop for AF Wounded Warriors

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The Opportunity with Turing and AF Wounded Warriors

The Turing School of Software and Design and AF Wounded Warriors are partnering to provide this free Try Coding workshop to Veterans interested in pursuing an education and career in programming. This workshop will be remote to be more accessible for Veterans around the country to easily participate, learn and apply back-end technology concepts. We hope this might spark a passion of learning in this field and pursuit of exploring Turing further. But even if it doesn't, you will learn something new and get value out of the workshop.

Can We Really Learn and Build Something Virtually in Two Hours?

YES! Turing Instructor, Rachel Warbelow, will lead a two-hour introduction of Ruby—a popular programming language for building web applications and writing back-end code.

Skills you'll learn:

• navigating the command line
• creating variables
• getting and manipulating user input
• writing conditional statements

By the end of the session, you will write a basic Ruby program that runs from the command line.

Why You, Why Now?

Because you have absolutely nothing to lose! If a career in programming has been of interest to you, spend these two hours of your day with us. Plus, you will get exposed to the Turing style of instruction and exploration. Turing does accept the GI Bill and we have had over 40 Veterans attend our program and be successful in the field. Our objective is to both expose and provide more pathways into our institution and this career.

After the workshop, if you would like to talk with Turing's Veteran community of students and alum, we would be happy to introduce you.

Nuts & Bolts

  • We will send video conference details for the workshop 24-48 hours before the workshop. We strongly advise you to test whether your video and sound is working properly.

  • The workshop will be two hours, and have interactive opportunities for participants to ask questions, share answers and thoughts, etc.

  • Maximum capacity for this event is 20 participants

  • If you attend the workshop and decide to apply to Turing School, you'll receive $500 off the cost of your tuition if you're accepted.


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1. Do I need a computer?

You will need a computer for this workshop. It does not matter what the operating system is as long as you are able to access the internet through a browser.

2. Will the workshop be interactive?

Yes, Rachel will provide instructions on how to "raise your hand" and comment throughout the workshop. We hope all attendees will be on video so it will be a live class in action.

*Cancellation of events are dependent on a variety of factors including registrations, inclement weather and pressing needs that come up. If we do cancel your Try Coding workshop, you will be notified more than 24 hours in advance, credited back your registration payment and sent the schedule of other events.

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