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Code Immersion Orientation - Java

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400 W Rich St

400 W Rich St · Columbus, Oh

How to find us

Meet in Strongwater Resturant on 1st Floor of 400 West Rich. Text 614.506.7040 if you don't see us.

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Details

Jump start your transition into tech!

Info: http://bit.ly/codecbus
Apply at: http://bit.ly/applycbus
Scholarships: http://bit.ly/techscholarships

This is an orientation to meet with Community Director Evelyn Van Til, instructors and other students, tour our classroom space, and get everything set up to hit the ground running the first day of class!

Honestly, we don't want your head spinning any more than it needs to be on day 1! At the same time, if you're a little confused when going through this stuff, don't stress. That is why our class exists!

The resources below will help get you up to speed on some common programming terminology and concepts and allow us to really hit the ground running as a class. However, if you don’t at least attempt to complete the pre-work you will be behind on day 1.

Be prepared to talk about one challenge or concept you struggled with.

• Required Pre-course Work (DO THIS BEFORE ORIENTATION):

Here is a guide to environment setup that our students have found helpful:

https://techtalentsouth.slides.com/techtalentsouth/java-environment?token=YAN9fDCY

Environment setup is always a bit painful. There will be error messages, and some folks will likely have some issues. Don’t fear! We will get you through it!

If you continue running into errors, you can email the curriculum team for extra assistance. If possible, provide a screenshot of your error as an attachment to the email. You can reach us at [masked].

Also, just in case your local environment does decide to act up, we recommend going ahead and signing up for Cloud9, a free remote/cloud environment and an alternative for the classroom.

Use https://repl.it/languages to move through some basic exercises

Also, just in case your local environment does decide to act up, we recommend going ahead and signing up for Cloud9, a free remote/cloud environment and an alternative for the classroom. https://aws.amazon.com/cloud9/?origin=c9io

• HOMEWORK:
1) Follow the Eclipse tutorial for creating a Hello World Application. https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/photon/r/eclipse-ide-java-developers

In order to access that tutorial go ahead and do the following:
2) Open a new Eclipse Window
3) Go to Help -> Welcome
4) That will take you to the Welcome Screen
5) Select Create a Hello World Application
6) Follow the instructions that now appear on the right hand of your Eclipse Window
7) Try your hand a editing your Hello World Application and see what else you can do

Getting Familiar with Java Development in Eclipse:
Follow along in the Getting Started section to get more familiar with how Eclipse feels and how you will be working with it. https://help.eclipse.org/2018-09/index.jsp?nav=%2F1

• What to bring
Laptop - Mac, Windows, or Linux - A Mac computer
is preferred, but all coursework can be completed
on any of these laptops, if you use Cloud9 to help resolve errors. It does also require some extra steps or setup before class. Bring your laptop, charge cords, pen/notebook, and questions!

• Important to know this orientation is for Java Bootcamp:
Info: https://info.techtalentsouth.com/foundational-java
Apply at: http://bit.ly/applycbus
Scholarships: http://bit.ly/techscholarships