This class is an introduction to help you get acquainted with storing information. It is taught by Liz Howard, who has experience in software architecture and product management, as well as being a programmer since the 90's.
What is Data Modeling?
When we talk about modeling data we're talking about representing an object, be it a real or virtual object, by saving information about it. Creating accurate data models is harder than it sounds, and it has serious implications on what you can do with your software. Starting off with the right model can empower you, and that's what this class is about.
What is covered in this class?
In this three hour workshop, we'll be talking about how to represent real-world objects (like books, people, products) and abstract items (like metadata about a user, or a website, or an action) and doing a few excercises.
What do I need to attend?
NO programming experience is required, and this class is helpful for Programmers, Product Managers and anyone who has an interest in how information is stored.
You will need a laptop, and a text editor (not MS Word, something like Sublime Text).
Many thanks to our sponsor New Relic for the wonderful space and for dinner that night! New Relic provides some really snazzy analytics and performance management products, and is a wonderful contributor to the development community of the bay area.
If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please request a GDI scholarship.