4 Weeks • Online • Mentor Led • Intro Level

Programming for Non-Programmers

Your First Course in Computer Programming

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Gain the Confidence to Hire, Manage and Speak with Developers

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!

I'll explain Front-end and Back-end, what UX is (and why your project needs it), and why you keep sending strange math equations to that JavaScript function thingy. By the end of the class, you’ll learn to read code, you’ll create three web projects from scratch (seriously!)… and instead of swearing at your developers, you might end up becoming one yourself.

Is this course for you?

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.

Bootcamp Course Includes:

  • 5+ hours of step-by-step video tutorials  
  • 3 projects for your portfolio
  • Programming for Non-Programmers certification 

You'll Experience:

  • Get your questions answered within hours.
  • All your homework will be graded by the instructor or your Teacher's Assistant (TA).
  • By the end of this course, you'll know how to talk confidently with developers. 
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What can this course do for you?

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Learn the basics of coding in just four weeks! 

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 Bootcamp 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.

When I first created Programming for Non-Programmers, the class took off and became a global best-seller. 

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" that 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.

Programming for Non-programmer's Reviews from past students...

So what are you waiting for? Your life could change in the next month.

Start programming today.

Talk soon,
Chris Castiglione

PS: Here’s a secret I’ve learned: coding can be beautiful. 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.

Peek inside the course

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Week 1: The Web Development Process Lecture
Life, The Universe, And Everything You Need For This Course

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Journey To The Center Of The Problem

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.

Solve For A Sandwich

In this lesson, we cover an example of how programming works in the real world. Spoiler: it involves hunger and peanut butter.

Meet your instructor, Chris Castiglione

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About the Instructor

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a One Month Coding Bootcamp?

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.

Q. How much time will I need to commit?

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.

Q. How is One Month different from other learning platforms?

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.

Q. Are One Month bootcamps worth my time and money?

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.

More questions? Contact our Student Happiness team.

What students are saying about this course...

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"Chris changed the way I look at the world! I’m hooked on the the feeling that I can build something."

– Whitney Hawkins
Web Director

Darren hakimi

"So far you're the only one who has been able to teach me how to code. An INCREDIBLE thank you!"

– Darren Hakimi

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"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

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