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Intro to coding and app making | Term 3 | 16-17 |
Sat, 6 May 2017, 11:00 – Sat, 10 Jun 2017, 16:00 BST
Coding can open doors for you
Code is a huge part of our daily lives. It powers your phone, your bank account, your social networks... it's everywhere.
Today, all businesses are moving over to digital. It's essential to have a digital presence and for us to understand how that works.
Once you know how to code, you can get ideas off the ground and communicate seamlessly with developers (and budding child prodigy programmers).
People everywhere are cottoning on to this and learning to create on the Web. Even in primary schools.
No experience? No problem.
Is learn to code on your list of goals this year?
It's tough sifting through the endless resources with no-one to direct all your questions.
Learning with others is fun and much easier than hacking away at online courses alone.
Get started on this 6-week course
You'll have access to laptops and friendly experts with plenty of links and resources to take away.
Join a group of determined, like-minded individuals to discuss, learn and make in a friendly environment.
We know a few teachers who feel daunted and unsupported by the "new" computing curriculum.
With a solid knowledge-base and clear vision of how to build on it, you'll look forward to, and even enjoy, coding with your students.
You could be the cutting-edge parent who codes with their kids for fun!
Once you grasp the basics of coding, you'll be able to get creative with your children, building cool stuff together and supplementing the things they learn at school.
Perhaps you're looking for ways to make yourself more valuable in the workplace, or 2016 is the year you're going to move to a new position, company or industry.
Boosting your tech skills will give you a competitive edge and open up new directions in your career.
Looking for work
Investing in yourself and your skills is a great way to make some positive life changes for 2017. You may want to explore your career options or take a leap outside of your comfort zone.
In our personal experience, learning to create with code is hugely empowering and can give you a real confidence boost.
What's the plan?
The course will run for 6 Saturdays, starting on May the 06th. Every Saturday from 11AM until 4PM, with one hour lunch break.
What is an app?
On the first day we discuss key concepts around apps (interface, logic, data) and start making with HTML & CSS.
Where to find it and how to use it. Your app's data has to be stored somewhere!
By this point you have a rough app prototype, which you can then hack to apply your own ideas and content.
Tweak your app prototype. Celebrate your achievements, and take away free resources to continue your learning journey.
I have never done coding before. Is the course aimed at beginners?
Yes, the course is aimed at beginners, so you don’t need any previous experience with coding.
I don't have an app idea. Can I still join this course?
Yes, it is not necessary to have an app idea to join this course.
We will demonstrate how to code an app using a template which we'll share with you. We will encourage you to edit that template with your own ideas and content. Or if you prefer, you can replicate the demo app.
In previous courses, many of the participants didn't have an idea to start with but quickly found their ideas were flowing as the course progessed.
I am a student. Do you offer student discounts?
No. The course is already heavily subsidised by our friends at the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Do I get a qualification or certificate after the short course?
You can get a certificate of attendance if you email us and ask for it after completion. This is not a qualification but proof that you attended the course.
Is it possible to pay in installments?
No, you have to pay the course fee upfront.
What should I bring?
If you have a laptop which you're used to, we recommend you bring that with you. Make sure you have Google Chrome installed. Otherwise, MacBook laptops will be available for you to use whilst at Ravensbourne.
We also recommend bringing a notebook and pen for jotting down useful resources and capturing your ideas.
Will the lessons be accessible after the course?
Yes, you will get print-outs of all the presentations and coding demonstrations, for each of the 6 lessons. We will also share with you online tools and resources used by coders worldwide.
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