is handled through the Baltimore Go user group meetup.
About this Workshop
New to coding?
This workshop is designed to introduce you to programming as a beginner. You need no programming experience, just a desire to learn. That said, it will be advantageous if you have done some exercises on sites like codecademy.com or freecodecamp.org.
Have coded before?
If you have done some programming in the past and are looking to learn a new programming language, this course will also be valuable to you. We will call out similarities and differences for you as we go through the curriculum to help you build on your existing knowledge.
This workshop is targeted at traditionally-underrepresented groups in the tech industry, mainly women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. If you do not fit the criteria but know a friend or acquaintance who does, get them to sign up and attend this workshop and that will also allow you to participate, win-win!
Go (Golang) is fun and very approachable as a first programming language and for those looking to transition to using it from other languages like C, Java, Ruby, Python, and others. The teacher(s) and TA(s) will not assume prior knowledge and will focus on making sure you grasp how to take advantage of what Go has to offer.
What you will learn
We'll take our time to make sure you understand the fundamental concepts of programming, including:
- Working with variables and constants
- Working with lists and looping
- Working with conditions
- Using functions for reusing functionality
- Using complex types to represent concepts out in the real world
- and so much more
Our goal will be for you to have a solid foundation that you can use regardless of the programming language you explore next.
We're grateful to have SmartLogic provide the workshop space.
Venue & Parking
The workshop will be hosted at SmartLogic. There are paid parking lots near the location.
Food and Drinks
- Some light breakfast will be provided (coffee, donuts and the like).
- Lunch will be catered and include some vegetarian options.
- Afternoon snacks to keep us going will also be provided (coffee, cookies and the like).