Event on 2014-06-23 18:00:00

Programming Fundamentals for Non-Programmers: Intensive Series

Jack Watson-Hamblin 
Web Designer and Developer

Monday, June 23rd 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 25th  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Monday, June 30th 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 2nd 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? In this workshop we'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing it strange math equations to it?"

If you're running a tech start-up, it's essential that you familiarise yourself with the fundamentals of web development. Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers. Come with questions, and a desire to have fun!

Student Takeaways:
Front-end programming vs. back-end programming
Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Overview of databases, server side frameworks, and key coding languages
Reading code and basic development principles to get started
Build a basic web application from scratch

View full schedule and session outcomes here: 

Level & Prerequisites:
Basic computer skills are required, you should be able to install programs, unzip files etc. Please bring a laptop as we will be doing live coding during the class and a number of exercises. You won't need to install any specific software, but please sign up to a free trial of via this link:

Instructor Bio
Jack Watson-Hamblin
Web Designer and Developer

Nicknamed the "Wunderkinder" (Wonder Kid), Jack is currently running his own gig at MotionInMotion as a screencaster and freelancing at FluffyJack Design. Jack is an experienced programmer, web developer, and UX designer interested in innovative projects, who has recently published his book, RubyMotion for Rails Developers

Jack’s wealth of knowledge and professional pursuits are extensive. They include teaching Ruby for iOS and Rails Developers, building mobile apps, implementing agile methodology and delivering affordable online marketing solutions for Australian businesses. Jack has worked for NBN Co Limited, 6.2 an innovation Lab and Fillim, a global online video-on-demand platform.

He is particularly passionate about the environment, human rights and poverty alleviation.


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