Coding for Non-Coders

UPDATE: Due to campus closure, this workshop is currently being rewritten as a web tutorial. Original registrants (including wait-list) will receive email upon its completion.

Anyone can code! Attendees will solve simple graphical maze puzzles of gently increasing complexity by writing guided code based on a simplified subset of the Python language. Absolutely zero prior coding experience is required, and partners are welcome -- bring a friend to share the fun!

Have you been told that coding is too hard for "ordinary people"? That's really not true! Part of the problem is that most coding classes try to dump too much information on you in too short of time. This introductory workshop will give you just a taste of coding (an appetizer, perhaps), so that you can determine for yourself whether you'd like to learn more.

Only basic computer and typing skills are required, and no math will be involved! We'll have you go to a website and download some files, to start. Windows PCs will be provided in the workshop room, though you're welcome to bring your own laptop (for example, if you prefer Mac OS) so long as you have the capability to install a Python language environment on it (which we can help with). And again, we know the power of teamwork, so by all means invite a partner if you want a friendly face to share the learning experience!

Further details will be provided by email before the workshop date.