January 11, 2014 - Saturday
Plug yourself into Coding
If you have never programmed before, this workshop will be a great introduction. For people with prior programming experience, this workshop will provide you with experience on a few easy-to-use, powerful programming tools to add to your repertoire.
Join us for a beginner focused, interactive workshop where we’ll build and style a shopping cart. You will see how the pros build software using test-driven methodologies and tools. Once we get past the basics, we will show you how to add some style and functionality to wow your future users. The tools we will be building with include rspec, guard, ruby, ruby on rails, html, css, jquery, and github.
NOTE: Bring your own computer. This is a hands-on class.
Who Should Attend
This is a FREE introductory class to give people some familiarity with the classes being offered by DaVinci Coders, but you must register to attend. Open to the general public.
EVENT: Intro to Programming Workshop
DATE: January 11, 2014 - Saturday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: Plug yourself into Coding
SPEAKERS: Dave Woodall, Jason Noble
SPEAKER: Dave Woodall
Senior HTML5, CSS3, JQuery Instructor
Dave Woodall is a well-known technical co-founder in Boulder, CO, former graphic designer, and two time business owner. Dave’s well rounded background provides a creative and practical approach to learning web development. He loves teaching curious people who know nothing about the web and want to reinvent themselves.
SPEAKER: Jason Noble
Senior Ruby on Rails Instructor
Jason Noble is a Senior Software Engineer that has worked with Ruby and Ruby on Rails technologies for the last seven years. He started professional life in 2000 with a systems engineering background. His first Rails website automated systems engineering tasks. He then went on to build websites dealing with cable TV content systems, and helping people find their next place to live. He moved to Colorado in March 2011, to work with Pivotal Labs in Boulder and currently works in the smart energy sector.While living in Atlanta GA, Jason taught a free intro to Ruby on Rails course which was offered as part of the Atlanta Ruby User Group. Over 100 students took this class, and a large majority of those graduates are now working with Ruby on Rails.
For the last year and a half, Jason has been a senior instructor at the DaVinci Institute. His class, “Building the Toolbelt of a Junior Ruby on Rails Apprentice” is a 13 week immersive class that will provide you an introduction to the tools utilized by Ruby on Rails software developers.
Jason is a top 45 contributor (out of over 2800+ contributors) to the Ruby on Rails framework and has spent a lot of time helping to write the Ruby on Rails Guides, which are freely available to the public. He also has contributed to numerous other open source projects including the Pivotal Tracker gem and omniauth-github.
What You Will Learn
- Basic coding concepts and practices
- Overview of test-driven methodologies and tools
- By the end you will have actually written code that does something
- An understanding of how the basics of programming works
- A map that will help you navigate things to learn, and where they fall in place