[WEBINAR] Thinking Like a Software Engineer (With Fred Zirdung)

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Get a taste for how to develop the mental models used by seasoned software engineers.

The mental models behind data modeling and process modeling are at the heart of programming. Join Fred Zirdung, Head of Curriculum at Hack Reactor, in observing and deploying these key concepts.

Along the way, you'll also practice clean construction practices by deconstructing a problem into sub-problems that are implemented by small, well-defined components. This is a glimpse into how professional software engineers think.

Topics covered:

  • Data modeling -- translate an open-ended real-world problem into appropriate data structures.

  • Process modeling -- manipulate those data structures to solve the problem.

Who this workshop is for:

The workshop is taught at a beginner level and will not require an understanding of advanced data structures or computer science concepts. A basic understanding of JavaScript is recommended.

Tech requirements:

  • This Webinar is held online through video conference.

  • Students will need to have their own laptops. Windows, Mac or Linux will do it!

  • Our preferred web browser is Google Chrome.

  • Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins.

Taught live online:

  • Wednesday, February 19th: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time (what's this in my time zone?).

  • Link to join the workshop will be provided to you once you RSVP.

We look forward to meeting you virtually!


About the Instructor

Fred Zirdung
Head of Curriculum & Lead Instructor @ Hack Reactor

Fred is a software engineer with two decades of professional experience. His passion for education has led him to mentor thousands of early-career engineers, as well as to design the Hack Reactor curriculum, where he has been a lead instructor since its founding in 2012. Through constant refinement of his craft, Fred teaches students to look beyond what their code does and to examine how it is composed.

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