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Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

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  • 10 E 21st St, New York, NY
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this intro to programming class:

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started.

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

Takeaways:


You will be introduced to a broad overview of programming and learn the following along the way:

The tech speak

  • What is programming?
  • What can you build with various languages?
  • What is web development?
  • The difference between a web site and web app
  • Stages of web development
  • The difference between front-end and back-end web development
  • What are common programming concepts?

The basics of code


  • HTML/CSS & JavaScript
  • Demo, read and update simple examples of code.

Preparation:


  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.
School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

Refund Policy

If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at General Assembly (2,637)

(4.3-star rating across 2,637 reviews)
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by Patrick O. on 3/10/2019
    Great overview, and the on-class project was helpful.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by Sarah S. on 12/30/2018
    Great teacher! Highly recommended the class!
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by Gabrielle E. on 6/27/2018
    I felt like it was a great introduction. He went a little faster than I liked but it allowed us to learn more in a few hours.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 2/14/2018
    Great overview of everything and a good intro. Vincent was great at answering questions and explaining thoroughly.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 9/7/2017
    I was very disappointed in the class. It should have been called Web Design 101 not Programming for Non-Programmers. What was presented did not match the description of the course nor my expectations. I left at the first break.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 8/31/2017
    Instructor was terrific! Really knowledgeable and informative, would definitely come back for another class taught by him. The facilities were also super nice (appreciated the coffee & tea in the kitchen!) Just a personal preference, but I wish the class just dealt with HTML & CSS since JavaScript was way over my head - not a knock on the instructor at all, there just didn't seem to be enough time to really dive into it, so it might have been better if all 4 hours were devoted to learning & practicing CSS & HTML.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by yosub k. on 8/31/2017
    I loved this class! Joe is a great teacher. Highly recommend.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 3/27/2017
    Teacher seemed very good, but my brain doesn't fire so quickly anymore. I didn't want to hold back anyone with my questions, so I didn't get as much out of the course as I could have. A younger person, or an older person who is more savvy than me on the topic, would have fared better. Very worthwhile class for the right audience.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by christine F. on 2/12/2017
    Very helpful. I'm a senior digital product manager but it was good for me to get a better understanding into the world of a programmer. And learned more about some new languages and frame works that have come out in the last few years that I need to better understand. He answered a lot of questions you're too embarrassed to ask your engineers because you don't want them to think you don't already know this.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 2/6/2016
    If I could give 4.5 stars I would. Good foundational class, sorta wish we spent more time on 1 or 2 things. I'm visual and apt to doing flowcharts and diagrams so took a minute to grasp a comcept or two. Instructor was very good though - perfect temperment and clear in his explanations
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 1/19/2016
    Very informative. Had a hard time keeping up, instructor went too fast for me.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by suneeta o. on 10/27/2015
    Loved Dustin!
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by Nickole R. on 10/7/2015
    The instructor was amazing and the material was Great intro style class.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Reviewed by Darrin D. on 7/2/2015
    The class was great but to give that much information in four hours is not enough. You should have the class be at least two or three days so that it gives the student absorb the information. It can also give the instructor enough time to answer questions and show the information in detail. The instructor was great but he did seemed rushed due to time but did a good job.
  • Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics

    Anonymous review on 6/27/2015
    The instructor was great, clear, easy to follow.
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Students have generally positive feedback about the Programming for Non-Programmers - The Basics class. They appreciate the great overview provided and found the on-class project to be helpful. Some students mentioned that the class went a little faster than they preferred, but they acknowledged that it allowed them to learn more in a few hours. The instructor was highly praised for his knowledge and ability to answer questions thoroughly. Insightful quotes from the reviews: 1. "I wish the class just dealt with HTML & CSS since JavaScript was way over my head - not a knock on the instructor at all, there just didn't seem to be enough time to really dive into it." 2. "Very helpful. I'm a senior digital product manager but it was good for me to get a better understanding of the world of programming. He answered a lot of questions you're too embarrassed to ask your engineers because you don't want them to think you don't already know this." 3. "I learned a lot in this class and enjoyed the instructor; he was very engaged and genuinely excited to teach all that he knows. Patient with answering all questions as well."

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Hi. I don't have a laptop. Would I be able to use my iPad?
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After the course is completed. what should I do next? Like should I apply for a job and will I get a well-paid job after this course?
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I would be using a work laptop for the course with several security blocks and I would have to get permission to download anything, is there a way I can find out what programs would need to be downloaded so I can see if I can do it before I pay for the class?
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Hi there! For this workshop, the instructors either use Sublime Text or VS Code so it will be best for you to see if you can download both programs.
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what kind of programming software will be used? is it anything I need to download?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Eugene! The software use is HTML/CSS & JavaScript. The students need to bring a laptop and make sure they have a permit to download the programs which it is done during the class. Hope this helps!
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a permit?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Eugene! A laptop is the only thing required for this class. The instructor will be in touch ahead of time if he would like students to download anything prior to class.
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Question from Kadim
What kind of job I can obtain with this certificate?
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Do you get a certificate at the end of the course and what level of certification do you get?
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How many classes does the $140 cover?
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