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Course Description

Code 101: Explore Software Development

Course objective:

Students will understand how HTML and CSS programming languages work together to render the modern web, given an explanation and deconstruction of a popular website. They will code a simple HTML website, given a pre-existing mockup, instructor guidance, and coding snippets, to easily see the results of their coding work. They will also collaborate with other students, given a facilitated whiteboarding activity, in order to understand the dynamics of being a developer in a professional work environment. Furthermore, they will deploy a website and be able to share their workshop accomplishments with their friends and family. Finally, they will identify whether a career in coding is right for them, given their experience throughout the workshop and their impressions gained from listening to instructors and TAs share their stories.

Occupational outcome:

Is a career in the coding industry is for you?

Course duration:

1-day (or 2 day split) workshop (8 hours). This workshop is not graded and there are no completion requirements.

Method of instruction:

This workshop mixes instruction and lab throughout its full day (or 2 half days) length. The instructor explains topics to the students and then asks students to work together to apply the topics to complete assignments.

Course topics:

Foundations of web development; HTML and CSS.