Although not everyone will become a computer programmer, it is helpful these days to understand how computers run code behind the scenes. Using various software applications and troubleshooting esoteric messages becomes much easier with some computer programming essentials under your belt. Knowing how things work, even on a simple level, makes working with them more meaningful. The same is true with computers and other electronic devices that are everywhere in our modern world. Without a doubt, there are several programming resources freely available, but many of them unfortunately assume that we already know the basics.
In this webinar:
· Understand how computers work and learn basic computer programming concepts (e.g., variables, syntax etc.)
· Gain an appreciation of the various programming languages and study what they can do
· Develop a resource list of computer programming tutorials and tools
· Become inspired to learn programming basics to help you work smarter and more efficiently
Original broadcast October 21, 2015
Instructor Bio ~ Chad Mairn
Chad Mairn is a librarian, teacher, author, and self-described geek who frequently shares his enthusiasm for ‘all-things technology’ as a speaker at library and technology conferences. He is an Information Services Librarian, adjunct professor, manages the Innovation Lab at St. Petersburg College, and is the CTO at Novare Library Services.
While an undergraduate studying Humanities at the University of South Florida (USF), Chad was awarded a Library of Congress Fellowship archiving Leonard Bernstein’s personal papers. During his Library and Information Science (LIS) graduate work, also at USF, Chad became a technology liaison between the Bill Gates Learning Foundation and Florida public libraries.
Chad’s contact information can be found here.