Are you interested in learning the basics of how computers operate and how code works? Have you ever taken a programming class and given up because the concepts were too hard to grasp? Or have you stayed away from programming all together, because you’re worried that’s what will happen? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, then this class is for you!
In this special two-for-one workshop, we'll explore the basic concepts that underlie all programming languages, and we'll also learn the very basics of using the command line, a fundamental skill that will improve your technical literacy in general and will also help you later on with any programming languages you learn!
This class is now a prerequisite for Girl Develop It's upcoming Intro to Git and GitHub class, so if you're interested in that one, this is where you should start!
What to bring
Please bring a laptop* and charger to class. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes.
* No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-HHF9IB2VlYVRivz5Zn7LwkjQAYkJLZsuW0YM4hh60U/viewform) to let us know you need to borrow one!
If you are unable to pay for this class please fill out our Scholarship Form (https://goo.gl/forms/ChgjqHSfvP2ILQJX2) or email losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com
Did you know you can earn free classes by participating as a Teaching Assistant? Every hour you spend volunteering as a TA earns you a free hour of class time! Get more details and sign up to be a TA at our Get Involved page (http://gdila.org/get-involved/).
• 12:00pm: Intro to Programming Concepts
• 2:00pm: Break (there are lots of places to get lunch right next door!)
• 2:30pm: Intro to Command Line
• 5:00pm: Wrap-up
Teacher: Liz Krane
Liz Krane (https://twitter.com/LearningNerd) is a freelance web developer and founder of Learn to Code LA (http://www.meetup.com/LearnToCodeLA/), another meetup group for anyone who wants to learn about computer science and programming. Previously a community manager for Hackaday and research assistant at USC Annenberg, Liz is a professional dabbler who dreams of learning something about everything.
There's street parking nearby and a parking garage on 2nd St right next to Opodz (http://www.opodz.com/). See this parking map for street parking info: http://bit.ly/1iu6i8p
Big thanks to our sponsor Opodz (http://www.opodz.com/) coworking space for hosting us!
We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.
All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).