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Tech Vocabulary for Non-Programmers

This class is for non-techies who want to hire developers or have to interact with technologists on a day-to-day basis. Students will learn basic tech terminology so that they no longer feel at a disadvantage when speaking with developers. The instructor will provide students with a clear understanding of the concepts that make today's technology. Students will also be given an opportunity to ask the instructor about specific concepts they are struggling with.

Student Takeaways:
A clear understanding of the stages of development
An overview of the must know tech terms used today- Cloud, Agile, Scrum, SQL, Ruby
The difference between front-end and back-end
Tips on how to effectively communicate with developers

Prerequisites:
None.

About the Instructors:
Scott Friedman is UCLA's Chief Technologist for High Performance Research Computing, Networking and Storage. Scott has over 20 years of experience in technology and does consulting on the side to help explain complicated technology to very smart non-programmers.

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  • Zach Z.

    Fantastic overview considering the allotted time (~90 minutes). Scott gave honest answers from the perspective of one of the most experienced guys in the industry. I'd gladly attend another Scott-run workshop.

    May 2, 2013

  • Paul K.

    My first time attending a class/meetup. Very useful. Exactly as advertised - Brief introduction to a broad range of tech vocabulary and some useful resources to follow up.

    May 2, 2013

  • Julian C.

    Really helpful 90 minutes necessary for anyone who works with programmers. Scott clarified many misunderstandings that I had and gave some tips for working with programmers, as well as tips to find them.

    May 2, 2013

  • Rhett K.

    Can't make this one.  Conflict with another Meetup.  Have fun everyone. Rhett, IT Systems Admin, UI/UX

    April 27, 2013

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