The Programming for Non-Programmers Series:
Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers. Because leading a development team (without being a developer yourself) can sometimes feels like “talking about dancing”, we’ve created an interactive and friendly environment in which to learn the basics.
If you're running a tech start-up, it's essential that you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web development. Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers, and overall just look really cool. Come with questions, and a desire to have fun!
Backend Development Workshop
In this workshop each student will install a LAMP stack (ie. Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL). We’ll learn how to navigate around a SQL database, and work through a live project where we can practice coding some basic HTML/PHP/SQL.
*Note students should bring computers as we will be doing live coding during the class.
We'll learn the following:
•How to setup and manage a LAMP development stack
•How to write an SQL query and manage a MYSQL database
•How to write some back-end scripts (using PHP) and how it communicates with our front-end code (HTML/CSS)
Prerequisites: It is suggested (but not mandatory) that you take the introductory workshop in this series “Programming for Non-Programmers: Fundamentals”. You must bring a laptop to class (Mac prefered, as the examples on screen will be for the Mac OS).
Where Do I go From Here?: After this class students will often go on to take Chris Castiglione’s “Crash Course: HTML/CSS”.
Christopher Castiglione is a developer with a specialty in UX strategy and Wordpress. He has over ten years of experience developing digital products. In the past, he has designed applications for clients ranging from The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, Bacardi, CLIF Bar, and American Express. Christopher holds an MA in New Media from The University of Amsterdam. He is currently a member of the General Assembly teaching faculty where he regularly teaches the following courses: Programming for Non-Programmers, Crash Course: HTML/CSS, Business Storytelling and Wordpress Theme Development.