june, 2017

This is a repeating event

17jun9:00 am11:00 amEveryone Program!with Bruce Eckel

Event Details

Everyone Program!

A free, self-paced, coached introduction to computer programming for people who know nothing about it.

How It Works

Everyone has their own learning style and speed. We adapt to yours using online self-paced tutorials. You move as fast or as slowly as you feel comfortable. If you get stuck or have questions, we have coaches to help.

The Tutorials
Here are the three free online tutorials we’ll be using. They are all chosen to ease you into programming in the gentlest way possible. There’s no rush — you’ll work at whatever pace you’re most comfortable with, and we’ll have one or more coaches available if you get stuck.

1) To get you going in the easiest way possible, we’ll start with CodeAcademy’s Learn Python. This requires no setup at all, and will quickly show you what programming feels like.

2) Next you’ll get a bit more depth with Learn Python the Hard Way. Don’t be fooled by the title — it’s actually one of the easier introductions to the language.

3) Finally you’ll work your way through the DjangoGirls Tutorial and learn to build a programmable web site. This tutorial is legendary for its friendliness and simplicity.

4) At this point we can direct you to further learning resources depending on your interests; for example you might want to start programming MineCraft or explore the “Internet of Things” using MicroPython. Or you might have a special project you’d like to tackle.

What You Need

If you’ve got a laptop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux), bring it. If you don’t, the library has some you can use.

Location & Times
Crested Butte Library
504 Maroon Ave
Crested Butte, CO
(970) 349-6535
Saturday Mornings, 9 – 11 am
Starts June 17, but you can begin any Saturday after that.

Questions?
Email mindviewinc@gmail.com

The sessions will be run by Bruce Eckel, who has been writing books about programming languages for over 30 years, as well as training, consulting, and speaking at conferences.

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Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location

Crested Butte Library

504 Maroon Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Organizer

Crested Butte Library970-349-6535 cblibrary@gunnisoncountylibraries.org

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