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Getting Started in Programming

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Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.


You've heard of programming languages like Java or Python, but want to learn more about what programming is, and how best to use it. In this lecture, learn the fundamentals and then work on a Do It Yourself project.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

Part 1: Syntax, Input, Output, Variables and Operators

  • Basic Syntax, Input and Output
  • Variables with Text Values
  • Text Operations
  • Variables with Numeric Values
  • Numeric Operations
  • Variables with Boolean Values

Part 2: Control Statements

  • Conditionals
  • Conditionals with Boolean Operations
  • Looping
  • Functions

Part 3: Objects

  • Objects and Methods
  • Objects and Properties
  • Creating New Objects

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees, including Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health. A valid SUNet ID is needed to enroll in a class.