The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

Intro to Programming Concepts

  • Sparkbocx 1239 Webster Street Dayton, OH, 45404 United States

Have you ever taken a programming class and given up because the concepts were too hard to grasp or all the examples used math formulas and your walls went up? Have you then decided to try again with a different language– only to discover the same thing? Or have you stayed away from programming all together, because you’re worried that’s what will happen? If you answered “Yes!” to even one of those questions, this class is for you! 

In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the most basic and universal programming concepts– without writing a line of code or introducing any programming languages. Instead, we’ll use everyday activities and real-life examples to demonstrate common  structure such as If/Then/Else statements and different kinds of loops. We’ll also try to take the mystery out of variables and why computers are so picky.

Note: This will truly be an introductory class. If you’ve taken GDI’s Intro to Javascript or Intro to Ruby classes and successfully completed the exercises, this workshop is not for you. If you’re a programmer by profession, this workshop is not for you. Instead you are welcome to TA this course!


• Your laptop. (Please note: A netbook or tablet can work for this class but you might have a hard time following examples on )

• A modern browser with either Chrome  or Firefox  

If you need assistance getting any of these setup on your laptop please come to one of our upcoming Code & Coffee events. We'll be happy to help!



 K.C. Jones-Evans is a software developer with Applied Information Sciences. She has a B.S. in Computer Science and over 6 years of experience in the complete development cycle of software, from initial requirement gathering to maintenance of completed systems. K.C. enjoys spending her free time doing cross fit, crocheting, discovering new food spots, and of course playing on her computer.

Please note: While Girl Develop It is focused on creating opportunities for adult women, we are welcoming and inclusive of all genders and identities. GDI is for anyone who'd like to learn in an environment where any question is OK.

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

If you need to cancel, we prefer not to issue refunds and would invest your registration fee back into our scholarship fund. We know sometimes there are extenuating circumstances so please email us if you find yourself in one, but please note that we will not issue refunds for cancellations that occur within 3 days of the class start date nor can we transfer your registration to another class. 

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