Learn to Program: First Steps

, Co-founder and CTO at tinylabs

This class is an introduction to computer programming concepts for absolute beginners. You don't need any prior programming knowledge, we'll take those first steps together.

Everyone can learn to program. It's a tangible, real-world skill that can help you land a job, or solve a problem, or just have some fun. And, trust me, it will make you a better thinker.

We'll learn some very basic terminology, set up some free tools, and get you started writing your first program (in a language called JavaScript). Hopefully, you will come away more comfortable with what programming is, more understanding of what problems it can solve, and some good, old-fashioned excitement to keep learning.

  • Learn to Program: First Steps

    Code & Theory

    575 Broadway 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    You'll be best served bringing a laptop of some kind (hopefully running Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) and a little bit of patience.

    This is a hands-on class. You will writing code and watching it run.

    Programming Topics:

    • Languages
    • Variables
    • Assignments
    • Operators
    • Conditionals
    • Loops
    Tue, August 21st, 2012

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Matthew Howell

Co-founder and CTO at tinylabs

Matthew has been making things with computers since the 1980s, programming since the 1990s, and doing so professionally for more than seven years. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware. He co-founded and ran a web development shop in Philadelphia for three years. He's worked for small companies, large companies, and one university.

Mostly, he just believes that software can help people. It can help them get things done. And learning to write it can help them to think in different ways.

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