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One-Time Workshop: How Beginners Can Learn to Code Through Open Source Projects

October 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: Frances Searle Building, Room 1483
Pizza included for lunch; served around 1:00PM.
Enrollment will be capped at 20 students, so register now!

Title: How Beginners Can Learn to Code Through Open Source Projects

Do you want to learn programming skills, but feel unsure of where to start, who to ask, and what to ask them? You are not alone. Contributing to open-source projects (e.g., Wikipedia, Linux, others) has helped many people to become programmers and this one-time Computing Everywhere workshop will show you where to start as a beginner. Students will learn about:
  • Contributing code to shared programming projects as a way to grasp the art of programming.
  • How to ask and answer questions on a QA platform, like StackOverflow or Quora, so that others with similar questions can learn and the crowd will generate a good answer.
  • Making contributions other than code, like design feedback, bug reporting, or feature requests.

***This workshop carries no academic credit, but will appear on your transcript as “COMM ST 149 Computing Everywhere” with S/U grading based on attendance/participation. It does not increase your total credits, course count, etc.

 

Details

Date:
October 8, 2017
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Website:
https://communication.northwestern.edu/learn/facilities/FrancesSearleBuilding