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Getting Started in Programming

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Tue Jul 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $200

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
Chen-Hsiang (Jones) Yu

Dr. Chen-Hsiang (Jones) Yu is a full Teaching Professor at Northeastern University. He is also an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He earned B.Eng. and M.S.

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