About this Class
Anyone and everyone can write their own programs! If you’ve ever cooked following a recipe, you can program. If you’ve ever solved a puzzle, you can program. If you’ve ever played a game – you can program! Learn the basic concepts of computers, information processing, and modern programming languages from a pro and empower yourself with a set of problem solving tools you can apply to any situation. Students at all skill levels are welcome, though beginners will benefit most from this study. No experience is required other than a strong desire to learn how to program.
Students will walk out of this workshop having learned many of the fundamental concepts of modern programming languages. They will gain a basic working knowledge of the Python programming language, and will take with them the mental framework needed to approach problems logically and atomically. Please note that this workshop is not about “building web sites” or using HTML or other markup languages or any other form of “front end design”; Python is best described as a “back end” technology and is all about how technology works “under the hood”.
MacBooks with Mac OS 10.4 or greater or a Unix based computer are recommended, because they already come pre-installed with all the tools you need to get started programming immediately. Instructions for Windows PCs will be provided to students prior to workshop.
Mike has been programming since 1985, when he wrote his first text adventures in BASIC on a Commodore 64. He has a BS in Computer Science from WPI in Worcester, MA and has been a software and firmware engineer since 1997. Mike has written programs in many languages and has worked for the biggest companies in the world solving their problems with software.
“The best class for beginners who want to learn to program. Mike uses really good analogies to make you understand new concepts. This class is worth more than what he’s charging to any beginner with no programming experience.” - Suyash Ramineni
Sunday, July 22, 12:00-6:00pm
$135 (with discount code below – typically $199, super special deal for GPCW!!!)
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Discount code: GPCW2633
(Discount code will reduce the price to $135)