A database is an organized collection of data. In this class, we will discuss the science (and art) of storing and retrieving data. As anyone who has tried to analyze data using Excel can attest, it is not as simple as it might seem.
Are you a developer (web or otherwise) and wish to learn more about the backend stack? Are you an analyst who would like to learn why your reports take time to build and run? Are you a business owner or hobbyist who'd like to design your own database system? Or, maybe you're thinking about becoming a database professional? If you answered yes to any of the questions above or are just generally interested in learning more about databases - this class will get you started.
No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund.
Dates: This two class course runs on Saturdays:
Class 1: Intro to Data Modeling, SQL, and Reading Data
Saturday, October 25th, 10 am-3:30 pm
Class 2: Clauses and Joins and Creating, Reading and Updating Tables
Saturday, November 1st, 10 am-3:30 pm
Location: Enova - 200 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 1300
A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ByG3A_PrbS9DOPv2KSZlJ96f-oxL7Zf6xm5nslsQiSo/viewform). Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is October 3rd. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.
• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).
• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed.
• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (http://www.sublimetext.com/2) (free; available for both Mac and PC).
Note: This class is recommended for students planning to take the Intro to Rails class in November.
Instructor: Alan Deitch, Engineering Manager at Groupon
Hosted by: Women in Tech at Enova
Strengthening Enova and the broader tech community by building a more cooperative, collaborative, & inclusive community with participation from and opportunities for people of all genders.
If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Paige through Meetup or via email ([masked]). TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.
All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).