Weekend Try Coding Workshop: Intro to Back-End & Front-End

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Turing School

1331 17th Street

Suite 300

Denver, CO 80202

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Thinking about changing careers or beginning a career in software development? Come try your hand at coding with this two day workshop with the Turing School.

This is a fast-paced, entry level course. You should be comfortable with navigating the basic operations of a computer; such as copying and pasting text, navigating the internet through a browser and typing.


  • Saturday, May 16: 10:00am - 4:30pm

  • Sunday, May 17: 10:00am - 4:30pm

  • Each day during lunch, there will be a Turing School Informational Q&A session with alumni, current students, and staff. Bring your questions!

Additional information on workshop location, parking and logistics are located at the bottom of this page. Lunch is included both days with your ticket purchase.

What You Will Learn?

Back-End Engineering

On this day, we'll cover how to navigate around your computer using the terminal, read and write files, and write your own command line applications. We'll cover how the internet works, variables, if statements, and looping using the Ruby programming language.

Front-End Engineering

On the second day, you'll learn the basics of front-end engineering. We'll cover HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You'll learn how to create, style, and add interactivity to web pages.

Why You, Why Now?

Because you have absolutely nothing to lose! If you've ever thought about it - try it. Don't waste another day, come explore with us.

Nuts & Bolts

  • Doors will open at 9:40 and we'll have coffee on-hand

  • We'll talk and work until about 12 when we break for a catered lunch

  • After lunch we'll talk and work until 3:45

  • At 3:45 we'll talk about next steps to keep learning and look at how to become a student at Turing

  • At 4pm we'll be done and available for 1-on-1 questions

  • At 4:30 doors close


​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.


Don't see the answer you need below? Questions? Contact Anna Kummerlowe at anna@turing.io

1. Do I need to bring a computer?

You will need a computer for this class. It does not matter what the operating system is as long as you are able to access the internet through a browser. However, if you do not have one, a limited number of loaner computers are available for the class. Contact ramiro@turing.io if you need to reserve a loaner.

2. Where do I park?

The attached garage to the building is $7 on weekends, and meters are free on Sundays. We recommend checking out the websites spothero.com and parkingpanda.com to potentially reserve a spot at a cheaper rate. We are also located in downtown Denver along several RTD bus routes and a 5 minute walk from Union Station.

3. Where is the event located in the building?

This event will be held in Suite 300 of the Guaranty Bank building on 17th & Market. Once you arrive, take the elevator up to the 3rd floor. There, someone will be waiting to help you register for the workshop. Turing School is located in the lower level of the Guaranty Bank building.

4. Is the space accessible?

Yes, we have an elevator to our space and all classrooms are accessible.

5. I want to attend but I can't afford it. Are there any scholarships available?

We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please contact anna@turing.io for more information.

6. When should I arrive for the Try Coding Saturday?

Please arrive by 9:40 on Saturday morning to register and get settled.

7. Are kids welcome?

Generally individuals aged 17+ can keep up with the class and are very much invited. Unfortunately the venue does not have enough space for child care, so younger ones will need to spend their weekend somewhere else.

8. I’ve already practiced some code as a hobby or through Codecademy - will I still benefit from this course?

This course is designed for people who are brand new to code and have never tried it before. That doesn’t mean that those with some experience aren’t welcome or will not benefit from it, but some parts may be a review. If you are interested in a more advanced, Try Coding 2.0 workshop, please complete this interest form: http://bit.ly/2Tuhw13

9. What is the refund policy?

If for any reason you can’t make it to the event, tickets are refundable up to 24 hours before. If the event has passed then we are happy to transfer your ticket to an upcoming Try Coding.

10. What should I bring to the workshop?

Your computer, computer charger and a water bottle. Coffee and lunch are included with your ticket purchase.

*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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Turing School

1331 17th Street

Suite 300

Denver, CO 80202

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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