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STS: Intro to Programming

Monday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Attending STS Sessions Online

All Software Training for Students workshops sessions are currently being delivered remotely via Zoom. Our room can be accessed from the following link:

https://go.wisc.edu/stszoom

To attend the workshops, we recommend the following:

  1. Enroll in the STS Canvas Course (if you are not already enrolled)
  2. After enrolling, click the following link to join our Zoom room
  3. Recommended: Download the class files for the session by finding the corresponding workshop manual in the Modules section of the course.

Curious about coding but don’t know where to start?

This workshop unpacks programming and coding from the ground up. It explains the terms and structures used in most modern programming languages and introduces some basic computer science concepts in an accessible, easy to digest format with no technical background knowledge required.

If you’re interested in picking up some coding skills yourself or are just curious about how programming works, this workshop gives you everything you need to get started.

Note: this workshop doesn’t go into detail on a particular programming language (like Java, Python, or JavaScript), but it provides background knowledge that will be helpful for anyone interested in learning more about specific languages later on.

 

Topics include:

  • What exactly a computer does and how programming fits into the picture
  • Essential programming concepts like variables, functions, data typesloops, and conditionals are and how they are used
  • How programs are structured and executed
  • Tools and apps that make programming easier


Audience:

Anyone interested in getting familiar with the basics of programming and coding - no technical knowledge required.


Prerequisites:

None


Note: Software Training for Students services are only available to currently registered undergraduate or graduate students of UW-Madison. Faculty, staff and former students are not eligible to attend our training workshops or consultations.

Details

Date:
Monday, March 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

online

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Audience
Students
Primary Trainer
Pete Valeo
Assistant
Jordan Edwards
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