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Programming for Non-Programmers

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!
In this talk we'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "Is UX necessary for my project?, "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing it strange math equations to it?". We'll also all have the chance to code a bit ourselves!
Leading a development team (without being a developer yourself) can sometimes feels like talking about dancing, and so this is an interactive and friendly environment in which to learn the basics.

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  1. What coding languages should I use for my next project?
  2. What are the basic programming concepts that are the found in every programming language?
  3. What is the difference between Front-end and back-end development?
  4. Which CMS is right for the job?
  5. What is an API and why should I care?



Chris Castiglione, Instructor / Digital Product Developer , General Assembly

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