Intro to Programming Concepts

Detroit Public Library - 5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Sat, May 14, 2016, 1:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Have you wanted to try programming, but don’t know where to start?  Do you know some HTML and CSS but want to learn more?

Writing software involves developing instructions that the computer can understand. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the most basic and universal programming concepts that are needed to write these instructions. We’ll use everyday activities and real-life examples to demonstrate common structure such as variable declaration, If/Then/Else statements and different kinds of loops. We’ll also try to take the mystery out of variables and why computers are so picky.

Note: This will truly be an introductory class. If you’ve taken GDI’s Intro to Javascript or any equivalent classes and successfully completed the exercises, this workshop is not for you. If you’re a programmer by profession, this workshop is not for you.  


Detroit Public Library (Main Branch) - TLC Lab


This course will be taught by Talia Selitsky.


Metered street parking on Cass, Woodward, Putnam and Kirby Avenues. Free parking in the library staff lot on the south side of the Main Library, all day on Saturdays. Lot is accessible from Putnam Avenue via Cass Avenue. Customers must then use either the Cass or the Woodward entrance.


We will be using the library's computer lab, so no need to bring a laptop. Pen & paper for taking notes are recommended. 


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Saturday, May 14
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)


Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit