Weekend Bootcamp: Programming 101 at MaRS

Saturday, February 20

Who's this weekend workshop for? This is an introductory workshop for beginners who have little-to-no experience programming. If you're a non-technical founder, a creative entrepreneur, someone who works closely with developers, or you're just curious about code, this bootcamp will give you a foundation of practical know-how. Here are some common questions this workshop will answer for attendees: Can I learn code? Is this a career for me? What do developers do? How can I talk their language? I have a business idea – how hard is it to build it out? What is code? What's involved in programming?

What do I need to know or bring? At Bitmaker, we believe you can learn tech skills best by going hands-on. You don't need to have any prior knowledge of web development, but you will need to bring a laptop. If your computer can run an up-to-date version of the Google Chrome web browser, you should be all set.

Weekend schedule Saturday (10am to 4pm) This day will focus on high-level concepts and applying "front-end" development skills using HTML & CSS. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Making sure your laptop is ready What is Programming? What is the web and how does it all work? Demo: A preview of what we will be making HTML - syntax and exercises (hands-on) CSS - syntax and exercises (hands-on) Q&A

Sunday (10am to 4pm) Now that you have worked with some fundamentals, we'll take things to the next level. Sunday will focus on writing code that makes your static page come to life with interactivity. Lunch and snacks will be provided. What makes a website interactive? Introduction to Javascript (hands-on) Creating interactions with jQuery (hands-on) Pulling in data with AJAX (hands-on) Demo: Review what we have built together and how to publish it Q&A

WHEN Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, 21 February 2016 at 4:00 PM (EST)

WHERE MaRS Centre - 101 College St. Room CR3. Toronto, ON M5G1L7 CA

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