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CANCELED Libraries Workshop Series: Coding for Non-Coders

Event Details

March 25, 2020
2:30 pm-3:45 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

Room: 1620

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Mark Friedman

This event has been canceled.

Have you been told that coding is too hard for "ordinary people"? That's really not true - anyone can code! Most coding classes dump too much information on you in too short of a time. This introductory workshop will give you 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! Attendees will solve simple graphical maze puzzles of gently increasing complexity by writing guided code based on a simplified subset of the Python language. 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 encouraged 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). We know the power of teamwork, so invite a partner if you want to share the learning experience! Further details will be provided by email and found at https://uxlab.umasscreate.net/coding/.

Audience: Younger undergraduates, Advanced undergraduates, Graduate students, Faculty, Staff