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Computer programming for non programmers, meeting for prospective students.

Collective Agency Downtown
511 SW 10th Ave, Suite 1108
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

Access Notes

We're on the 11th floor, come on up. Non-members park bikes outside the building. Paid car parking is connected to the building, and a SmartPark is two blocks away near Target. Located on SW 10th and Washington, between Target and Powell's, on the big block of food carts. We're on the Streetcar line, a block from the Red and Blue MAX lines, and a 5-minute walk from the Green, Yellow, Orange lines.


YOU: are interested in programming but have limited or no experience.

Perhaps you're an artist who wants to work with digital tools including Processing and Arduino.

Perhaps you're a machinist who would like to write software to direct a laser cutter or CAM system.

Maybe you want an edge for you spreadsheet macros.

Or you'd like to start a small business on the web and would like to do some of the work yourself.

The goal of this course will be to give a solid foundation in theory and practice so that you have the context to pick up and use any individual programming environment.

The goal of this meeting, is to determine a course format, length, and structure based upon student goals.

In any case, at the end you will have a software project you've created, and can show off to your friends!


(1) Note taking ability.

(2) Laptop computer, if you have one.

(3) Food or snack to share.

(4) Friends, anybody who you think may be interested.

(5) This meeting is free, but if you want to enroll (and weigh in on class format) bring $5.

(6) Adherence to this code of conduct. This class is not affiliated in any way with the Plone project, I'm just borrowing their code of conduct. https://plone.org/foundation/materials/foundation-resolutions/code-of-conduct


(1) Class format, several alternatives will be presented.

(2) Discussion of student goals.

(3) Discussion of time line and homework requirements.