Digital Foundations Workshop: Coding Demystified

What exactly are “programming languages”? How does “coding” in a “language” send an email, search Google, upload a photo to Instagram, print a document, or anything else in the digital world?

This workshop introduces basic universal concepts of computer programming. It will not teach a specific coding language. Instead, it will introduce the most common, fundamental ideas and logical structures. Understanding these concepts is the first step in understanding programming.

Examples will be reviewed, along with suggested resources for additional learning, reference, and experimentation.

Led by Tor de Vries, Instructor, Digital Technology and Culture

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm, CDSC, 4th floor Holland Library

Registration is not required for this workshop.

Questions? Please contact Tor de Vries:

Digital Foundations Workshops

The CDSC offers a series of intensive workshops for WSU students seeking hands-on instruction in the foundations of digital literacy. Facility with digital tools has become a fundamental prerequisite for joining any contemporary profession and, as with reading and writing skills, college instructors across the disciplines expect students to arrive on campus with a foundational level of digital literacy. Such expectations mean that many students never receive explicit guidance in how to write emails, organize files, or engage in online communities. These workshops fill that general education gap by helping students cultivate essential skills and develop good digital habits for the future. We intend the workshops to serve all interested students, regardless of major or prior experience. Workshop sessions will be 30-40 minutes, with 20-30 minutes for questions and one-on-one assistance. Grad students, staff, and faculty are also always welcome.