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TECHIE FESTIVAL | Beginning Programming

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Thu Aug 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Polya Hall 111 (Turing Auditorium) $175

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Class Description

Note: This is a lecture. A laptop is recommended, but not required.

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 lecture 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, or students. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.