Learn to Code.001

Are you interested in learning to code?

Join the Learn to Code group at Agnes Scott! Our meetings will be located in the Center for Digital and Visual Literacy (CDVL), aka the d-center, in Dana Fine Arts, room 210. Meetings will occur every Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM during the school year, beginning September 8th, 2016.

The Learn to Code meetings themselves will not be formal classes, or even lessons taught about programming. Instead, those who attend will typically choose an online curriculum and follow it, using the other participants as resources when they need help. They’re also welcome to bring problems from their programming class or ideas for individual projects they’d like to work on in their spare time. Matt Ruby*, who works in the ITS department at Agnes Scott, has committed to be at every meeting to provide organization, encouragement, and assistance.

Everyone from the Agnes Scott community, including students, faculty, and staff, is welcome to participate. We intend for this to be a collaborative and judgement-free space for people to learn comfortably and at their own pace.

The Learn to Code group would not be possible without support from the Agnes Scott technology club, PASCAL, and the d-center.

Send an email to dcenter@agnesscott.edu if you have any questions.

Learn to Code FAQ's

Q: Do I need to bring my own computer to these meetings?

A: Having your own computer would be helpful for various reasons, but the answer to this is “no”. The d-center has iMacs available for you to use.

Q: What programming language will I be learning?

A: That’s up to you. Many of the online courses focus on JavaScript, but Python is also a popular option. There are plenty of others to choose from, including Ruby, PHP, Java, and even C# or VB.NET.

Q: I’m interested in technology, but not so much in programming. Is there anything for me in these meetings?

A: Yes! The d-center has four full Raspberry Pi (https://www.raspberrypi.org/) setups for you to experiment with and a few ideas for useful projects you could work on.

Q: Is it a coincidence that Nell Ruby and Matt Ruby share the same last name?

A: No! They’ve been married for over twenty years.