Week 4: Functions: putting the pieces together. Thursday November 1, 7pm-8:30pm. The most powerful aspect of computer programming is that we get to build our programs out of pieces of code that we, or other people, have already written. This week we’ll learn how to simplify our projects by defining our own commands. Topics: functions, program composition
Why Take This Class? Computer programming is a very broad field with lots of different tools used to solve lots of different problems in lots of different ways, but they all share certain fundamental ideas and use a set of basic skills. The class will be aimed at complete beginners with little to know programming experience and an interest in learning about what writing code is like and how it is done.
You might be interested in this class if:
You're considering a longer, more in-depth programming/computer science course. This class is a great way to "get your feet wet" and get a taste of what coding is like before going deeper
You work with programmers and programming in a non-programming capacity and want to know more about how the programming side of the work is done
You have a software project or idea that you want to work on but don't know how to get started
You're just curious -- you want to know more about how computers work, how software is written, or you think it just sounds fun.