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General Assembly London

Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp

General Assembly London

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM (BST)

Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Series | Early Bird   more info Ended £250.00 £7.24
Full Series | Regular Ticket Ended £275.00 £7.87
Day 1 | Basics + Front-End Part I Ended £150.00 £4.74
Day 2 | Front-End Part II + Back-End Dev Ended £150.00 £4.74

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Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp


21 June – 22 June
2 Sessions



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? Programming for Non-Programmers is workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started.


Saturday, 22 June 9:30 am – 5:30 pmDay I
9:30 am


You will be introduced to a broad overview of programming and learn the following along the way:

The tech speak:

  • What is programming?
  • What can you build with various languages?
  • What is web development?
  • The difference between a web site and web app
  • Stages of web development
  • The difference between front-end and back-end web development
  • What are common programming concepts?
1:30 pm


We will code a website from scratch together and learn the following along the way:

HTML basics

  • How to get set up on your own computer
  • Use the basic content tags (headings, images, links, paragraphs)
  • Create different sections in your website (layout)
Sunday, 22 June 9:30 am – 5:30 pmDay II
9:30 am


We will code a website from scratch together and learn the following along the way:

CSS basics

  • Basic styling properties and how to connect with HTML
  • Selectors and how the different sections of a site

You will also learn:

  • How to upload a web page to a server using FTP
  • How to obtain a domain name
  • The difference between HTML5/CSS3 and HTML/CSS
  • The purpose of JavaScript and how it drives interactivity in your site.
11:30 am


You will be introduced to back-end technologies and learn the following along the way:

Basics of web apps:

  • The components of a web app
  • How to build a very simple web app using Rails or Node.js
  • The purpose of web frameworks
  • What is an API?
  • The purpose of databases and their major components
  • Write a simple program that uses variables and takes user input
  • Create a "hello world" web app and customize it.


  • Laptop required for both days of class.
  • Sessions must be taken together. If you have already taken Programming for Non-Programmers: The Basics, please email london@ga.co and we'll provide you with a discount for you to take the second and third portion of this series.


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James WillockSoftware Engineer,
General Assembly

James is a designer and developer with a fondness for interaction design and visual communication. Having previously worked for brands like Ubuntu, WorldSkills and Edelman, he has a comprehensive background in front and back-end web development. He is a seasoned instructor, having led several long-form courses for General Assembly in the past.

He has written extensively about the need for reform in design education; and given a several talks at industry events and universities on the topics of process and affordance. He holds a BA in Design from the University of Lincoln.


Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

Have questions about Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp? Contact General Assembly London

When & Where

General Assembly Campus
9 Back Hill
EC1R 5EN London
United Kingdom

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM (BST)

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General Assembly London

General Assembly London is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.

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