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Curious about coding? Want to learn to speak geek? Don’t be overwhelmed — this beginner course is the perfect introduction to web development and programming. In this course, we'll tackle basic development principles to get you started on the right path. No experience is necessary!
Programming for Non-Programmers is One Month's course for students who want to gain a basic understanding of coding before they get into learning an actual programming language. If you are someone who wants to get a developer's mindset - or perhaps you wish you could communicate better with developers on your own team - then this is the perfect place to start. About 50% of students who take this course go on to learn a programming language like Python or Ruby. The other 50% get everything that they personally need out of Programming for Non-Programmers.
Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Are you frustrated that you can’t make the projects happen yourself? Maybe you wish you could even code a bit?
This special edition of Programming for Non-Programmers is a real-time Premium Course for beginners. Designed to help people with non-technical backgrounds, this computer programming course will help you communicate more efficiently with developers.
When you’re leading a development team without being a developer yourself, it can sometimes feel like “talking about dancing.” After teaching myself programming and becoming a programmer myself, I realized that there was a big gap in what people thought we did — and what actually happens. It frustrated me, because so much business communication can be improved with a basic primer in coding and web development principles.
I went on to teach this course at the New York Stock Exchange, General Electric, Donors Choose, and Columbia University. I’ve been a web developer and UX designer for more than 12 years and I’ve developed sites for The Black Eyed Peas, Toyota, and American Express.
If you want to compete in today’s economy, you’ll need to know the basics of programming and the basics of business. This course will teach you exactly what you need to know in just 4 weeks.
In this class, I've created an interactive and easy to follow environment for anyone's first introduction to programming. You can start at any level (even super-beginner), and I’ll walk you through how everything works and fits together.
If you work with developers, it's essential that you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web development. By taking the time to learn the programming basics, you will know how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers, and overall just look really cool.
And for developers just getting started, think of this as the primer to help kickstart your career. This is where you begin. This is how it all starts. This is how it all maps together.
In addition to the course itself (part of which is available as a self-guided program within One Month’s library of courses), we’re also adding two all-new challenge projects, several new case studies, and a bonus web design project for you to create your own web project by the end of the course.
Well, I’ll be hosting weekly office hours every week throughout the course and we’ll have a private Slack channel for students to reach out to me throughout the entirety of the course. I’ll be available to answer questions, review projects, give you feedback, and help you through all of the material. You’ll meet 50 other passionate and curious entrepreneurs, professionals, and students who are learning at the same time you are.
So what are you waiting for? Your life could change in the next month.
Start programming today.
PS: Here’s a secret I’ve learned: as an artist and a musician, coding can be quite beautiful and fun. As you dig in, it also starts to make sense. It’s hard at first, and then it becomes more and more artistic. You might even find yourself enjoying it.
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How does an idea get from your head onto a computer? In this lesson, we discuss ways to think about ideas and communicate them to developers.
In this lesson, we cover an example of how programming works in the real world. Spoiler: it involves hunger and peanut butter.
Chris Castiglione is an educator. He is the co-founder of One Month, and a professor at Columbia University Business School. His mission is to use storytelling as a tool to inspire positive change in the world. Chris's mediums include video, podcasts, writing, and teaching.
A. Our bootcamps are 100% online, so you can participate from anywhere in the world. You will be given access to course video lessons throughout the month, which is where you'll first learn the material.
A. Our bootcamps require around 2-4 hours per week (depending on how fast you go). That time will be spent watching video lessons and completing homework that is given to you throughout the course.
We've learned from our past students that you're 78% more likely to complete a bootcamp successfully if you're working with other people. Our online bootcamps offer a premium level of interactivity with your instructor as well as other students so you'll never feel alone on your learning journey.
A. If you want to take an intensive 8-10 week in-person course that costs thousands of dollars, then One Month isn't for you. But, if you're looking for a fast-paced intro to a computer programming language that is taught in a fun, fast and effective way at a fraction of the price and on your own schedule, you're in the right place.
"I’ve managed to get a job as a web developer after years as an illustrator. I know enough to get started but I just wanted to say I’m so glad to have found One Month and already feel way more confident talking at work! Thanks!"
– James Davies
"So far you're the only one who has been able to teach me how to code. An INCREDIBLE thank you!"
– Darren Hakimi
"I've traveled a steep learning curve thanks to Chris' friendly and lucid style of teaching!"
– Charles Best
CEO of Donor's Choose
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