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SXSW 2017

I Am Not a Dev: A Software Primer for All of Us

Many of today's web projects are actually software development projects, but many of us non-developers start out lacking relevant knowledge. It's easy to feel like you're in over your head. This workshop will empower non-devs with that knowledge.

We'll cover foundational concepts about computers, the internet, and software. We'll learn how to think about a web or mobile app's features, presentation, and dev work. You'll hear a developer's take on common mutual frustrations. Finally, we'll have an Ask Me Anything: a shame-free environment to ask any questions you want.

Guaranteed to boost confidence, reduce stress, and extinguish bad team feels!

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Takeaways

  1. Do I need to learn to code to work on software development projects — and if not code, what do I need to know?
  2. Why do developers get frustrated with non-devs — and vice versa — and how can I help make things less frustrating?
  3. As a non-developer, how can I most effectively contribute to a web development project?

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Josh Korr, Sr Project Mgr, Viget

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