Intro to technical concepts for non-techies

There are a number of non-developers today interested in learning more about the technical side of things.  However, the challenge for a non-technical person is where to start learning.  There’s so much information out there that it can be overwhelming and even daunting.  This class is designed to provide a general overview and background of core computing concepts, and to help students get started on the right path.


Who this class is for:

  • People with an idea that want to know how to get started executing their idea from a technical standpoint.
  • People who want to be able to talk more knowledgeably with programmers and technical people.


What students will learn:

  • Key computing concepts and trends, as well as the different types of coding.
  • There will also be a substantial Q&A session, so come armed with questions and examples of products that you want to learn how to build.

Michael Recce

Michael has a PhD in Neuroscience and has been a professor for over 20 years, having taught a number of computer-related courses.  His teaching style is very adaptive to students needs with an emphasis on using real world examples to help students understand why specific nuggets of information are important.  Students in his traditional classes have praised his teaching style and “fountain of endless knowledge.”  They’ve also stated, “too many instructors teach the past… Recce talks about the future and forces us to innovate in ways that other professors do not.”


In addition to teaching, Michael has also worked for Intel and has experience coaching and mentoring startup founders.  He has played an active role in various startups and is also an inventor.

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