Week 5: Structured data: Lists. Thursday November 8th, 7-8:30 pm. Computers are very good at doing the same thing over and over again, so we solve lots of computer programming problems by turning them into repetitive tasks. By organizing our variables into lists of related data we can simplify our programs and automate repetitive tasks.Topics: lists, arrays, loops, iteration
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.