Programming 101 (International Women’s Day 2016)
13:00 to 16:00

MadLab is celebrating International Women’s Day 2016 with a day of FREE bite-sized training sessions. Come along and learn a new skill, find out about further training and get advice from MadLab staff and industry professionals on getting a career in the technology sector.

The training is open to women of all levels and abilities, but is specifically aimed at women who are unemployed or under-employed (employed or self employed but earning a low wage).

Programming 101

1pm – 4pm

Programming 101 is a whistle-stop tour of everything programming languages can do. This practical session will use Python: a language that is beginner-friendly, but still presents enough of a challenge to be interesting – you can think of it a bit like those bumper lanes at the ten-pin bowling alley.

We’ll cover the differences between ‘natural language’ and ‘formal language’, and functions common to nearly all programming languages: data types, inputs and outputs, data structures and loops. You’ll also create your first program!

This workshop will require a laptop, so please bring one that you are comfortable using. We also recommend you download and install the latest version of Google Chrome or Firefox. In addition, you will need to download and install Python 2.7.10 (not Python 3), which you can get here.

Reserve your free place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/programming-101-international-womens-day-2016-tickets-20549389778

Your tutor, Claire Dodd

MadLab’s Claire Dodd has been interested in helping people learn to develop their digital skills since her move to Manchester in 2013. Organising Community events such as BarCamp Manchester, an annual unconference for over 200 people to share ideas, and CodeUp Manchester, a monthly mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. More recently, since joining MadLab in Summer 2015, Claire has helped develop a number of workshops designed to help people improve their digital skills, including Scratch workshops for children, and also a day of workshops to celebrate National Coding Week.