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Hey NYC! I've been teaching Programming For Non-Programmers for two years now - this is a special opportunity to get in on the class one more time before the end of the year. Plus it's at our ...

Hey NYC! I've been teaching Programming For Non-Programmers for two years now - this is a special opportunity to get in on the class one more time before the end of the year. Plus it's at our beautiful soho loft downtown - more the reason to come out. Come enjoy! Hope to see you there. -Chris Castiglione

Why Take this Workshop?

If you're running a tech start-up, it's essential that you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of web development. Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers, and overall just look really cool.

5 Star Reviews: https://www.udemy.com/programming-for-non-programmers/

What You'll Learn
In this workshop we'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path.

We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "Is UX necessary for my project?", "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing it strange math equations to it?".

Takeaways:
• What coding languages should I use for my next project?
• Which CMS is right for the job?
• What are the stages of web development?
• What deliverables do I need to provide my developer? (FYI - This is important and often neglected or done poorly)
• Reading code & basic developing principles to get us started

About the Teacher: Chris Castiglione
Chris Castiglione is a Product Developer and User-Experience designer living in NYC. In the past, Chris has taught classes for American Express, The New York Stock Exchange, Columbia University, General Electric, The Ladders, and SXSW. Chris is an alumni of YCombinator's Summer 2013 class.

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  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Chris Castiglione @castig | pfnp.me
  • THE QUESTION How do I communicate an idea from my head… to a computer?
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS 1. WEB DEV PROCESS 2. WHICH LANGUAGE? 3. CODE!
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS 1. WEB DEV PROCESS 2. WHICH LANGUAGE? 3. CODE!
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS 1. WEB DEV PROCESS 2. WHICH LANGUAGE? 3. CODE!
  • What is Programming? (...and why do I care?)
  • PROGRAMMING ‣a set of instructions ‣used to solve a problem
  • PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH
  • PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH ‣find two slices of bread
  • PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH ‣find two slices of bread ‣spread peanut butter on one slice of bread
  • PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH ‣find two slices of bread ‣spread peanut butter on one slice of bread ‣spread jelly on the other slice of bread
  • PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICH ‣find two slices of bread ‣spread peanut butter on one slice of bread ‣spread jelly on the other slice of bread ‣put the two slices of bread together
  • PROBLEM SOLVED!
  • PROGRAMMING ‣a set of instructions ‣used to solve a problem
  • WHY ARE WE HERE? ‣to learn to think like a developer
  • WHY ARE WE HERE? ‣to learn to think like a developer
  • I. WEB DEV PROCESS Understand the Problem
  • LET’S TAKE A HIKE!
  • LET’S TAKE A HIKE!
  • LET’S TAKE A HIKE! ‣ 10 hours? Great!
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 1 ...2 hours later
  • DAY 2 What the hell!? This wasn’t on the map
  • DAY 5 Holy S!*T we didn’t even leave the Bay Area yet?!?? ‣ ‣ I hate everything
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MVP - Minimal Viable Product ‣Minimum ‣Validate features needed to test your assumptions your idea
  • ‣Dropbox
  • ‣Dropbox
  • ‣Pebble
  • ‣Pebble
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS The worst thing is to build something that nobody wants.
  • Web Master Web Developer Front-end Back-end Web Designer User Experience Visual Designer Database Expert HTML5 Animation User-Interface Information Architecture SEO Expert Usability Security Testing Growth Hacker
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Visual Design Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Visual Design Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS USER-EXPERIENCE (UX) ‣Who are our users? ‣What are the users goals? ‣What does the program do when there are errors? ‣What are the biggest risks?
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS [ 1. PLAN ] [ 2. DESIGN ] [ 3. DEVELOP ] CASE STUDY: IDEAS, FEATURES, GOALS
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS “I want all of the features!”
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Who is our user?
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS CASE STUDY: USER RESEARCH
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS CASE STUDY PERSONAS Mary Dickinson, North Dakota John Long Island, New York
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PERSONAS: WHAT JOHN CARES ABOUT… ‣Has 5+ computers in his home but says he would gamble on his iPad or a PC netbook running Firefox primarily. ‣Has an iPhone 4, can’t wait to convince his wife he needs the new one. Doesn’t think he would gamble on the iPhone but could see wanting to check his account. ‣Has a Facebook and Twitter profile but would not want to use it to setup an account. He would like to be able to see who of his Twitter and Facebook friends is playing the game however. ‣Watches ‣Pays video online, sports clips mostly. for Netflix. ‣Does most, if not all, shopping online out of convenience and selection.
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PERSONAS: WHAT JOHN CARES ABOUT ‣This isn’t sketchy is it? ‣How can I get my friends involved? ‣How often are the races on the weekends? ‣How good quality are the videos? ‣How will the load time be on my iPad? ‣How much do I need to play? ‣How much could I win? ‣Do I need to know about horses to make smart bets?
  • Information Architecture
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Visual Design Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Visual Design Information Architecture (IA) Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (IA) A model or blueprint for the site, resulting in deliverables such as: ‣wireframes ‣flow diagrams ‣sitemap
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS BRAINSTORMING
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS BRAINSTORMING
  • TWITTER (PROTOTYPE)
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS LOW FIDELITY WIREFRAMES
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HIGH FIDELITY WIREFRAMES
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS SMALL SITE
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS LARGE SITE
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS FUNCTIONAL
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS FLOW DIAGRAM
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS FLOW DIAGRAM
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS FOURSQUARE
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS FOURSQUARE
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  • CONTENT STRATEGY TREAT TEXT AS USER-INTERFACE Typography has one plain duty before it and that is to convey information in writing. No argument or consideration can absolve typography from this duty. A printed work which cannot be read becomes a product without purpose.
  • DESIGN. IS ABOUT WORDS. TREAT TEXT AS USER-INTERFACE
  • Visual Design
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Visual Design Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Development Visual Design
  • VISUAL DESIGN Wireframes become design comps
  • source: www.risk-show.com VISUAL DESIGN Each wireframe template becomes a comp template Homepage Listen Blog
  • source: www.risk-show.com STYLE GUIDE Style Tile Final
  • Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Visual Design Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS A TYPICAL WEB DEVELOPMENT CYCLE User-Experience (UX) Information Architecture (IA) Visual Design Development
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS DEVELOPMENT Comps become graphics & real text 71
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS DEVELOPMENT Comps become graphics & real text general-assembly-logo.png social-media.png mailer.png Real Text: General Assembly offers classes, and events at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship. Together with our members, thought leaders, and seasoned practitioners, we offer a robust curriculum focused on 72
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT (noun)
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS BACK-END DEVELOPMENT (noun)
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS DEVELOPMENT The development process can be broken into two separate responsibilities: 75
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS DEVELOPMENT The development process can be broken into two separate responsibilities: FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT 1.Client Side 2.How things look to the user 3.Involves: Images, content, structure 4.HTML, CSS, JavaScript 76
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS DEVELOPMENT The development process can be broken into two separate responsibilities: FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT BACK-END WEB DEVELOPMENT 1.Client Side 2.How things look to the user 3.Involves: Images, content, structure 4.HTML, CSS, JavaScript 1.Server Side 2.How things works 3.Involves: “business logic” and data 4.Ruby, PHP C++, Java, etc , 77
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS ZAPPOS.COM process.php BACK-END FRONT-END registration homepage cart
  • II. WHICH LANGUAGE? Understand the Tools
  • Vocabulary
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS VOCABULARY THE WEB WEB SITES WEB APPS MOBILE WEB NATIVE APPS Directly on your Operating System ‣ IPHONE In a browser ‣ CHROME ‣ FIREFOX ‣ SAFARI ‣ OPERA ‣INTERNET EXPLORER ‣ OSX ‣ ANDROID ‣WINDOWS OTHER ‣DECODE THE GENOME ‣XBOX ‣VIDEO GAMES ‣OTHER HARDWARE ‣ANYTHING ELSE I MAY HAVE MISSED
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PHP .NET Perl ADA R Lisp C Objective C ABC COBOL Ruby Logo ASP Smalltalk Ruby Python Java Clu Visual Basic C++ ActionScript
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PHP .NET Perl ADA R Lisp C Objective C ABC COBOL Ruby Logo ASP Smalltalk Ruby Python Java Clu Visual Basic C++ ActionScript
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PHP .NET Perl ADA R Lisp C Objective C ABC COBOL Ruby Logo ASP Smalltalk Ruby Python Java Clu Visual Basic C++ ActionScript
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PHP Ruby Python Java .NET C++ Objective C
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HIGH TO LOW LANGUAGES HIGH LEVEL PHP Ruby Java C++ Python .NET Objective C C LOW LEVEL Machine Code
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HIGH TO LOW LANGUAGES Machine Code  1000  1001  1003  1006  1008  100A  100D CLC       LDA $80    ADC $4009 STA $80  LDA $81    ADC $400A STA $81  jQUERY $("#submit-button").click(function(){   $(".ball").animate({"left": "-=50px"}, "slow"); });
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS WEB PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES PHP RUBY PYTHON Wikipedia Twitter Youtube Vimeo Hulu+ Google Facebook Groupon
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS PHP Ruby... or Python? ...
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS 1991 PYTHON 1995 PHP RUBY
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS 1991 PYTHON 1995 2001 2006 PHP RUBY PHP RUBY
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS 1991 PYTHON 1995 2001 2006 today PHP RUBY PHP RUBY RUBY PYTHON PHP
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Then why choose... ?
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS “REAL-TIME” IS MOST IMPORTANT ‣Node.js
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Which Language for...? Mobile
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS NATIVE APPS Directly on your Operating System ‣ IPHONE ‣ OSX ‣ ANDROID ‣WINDOWS
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS iPHONE, iPAD, MAC OS ‣Objective-C
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS ANDROID ‣java
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS MOBILE DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORKS: NATIVE Appcelerator/Titanium “cross-compiler” Phone Gap “native wrapper”
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS CROSS COMPILE W/ APPCELERATOR Java Objective-C Javascript-ish
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS MOBILE WEB THE WEB WEB SITES WEB APPS MOBILE WEB
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS RESPONSIVE DESIGN Safari on iPhone Desktop Browser
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS How To Choose A Programming Language
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A LANGUAGE: ‣Difficulty level ‣Community ‣Resources (people you have available) ‣Development time to build an app
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS And then you were all like...
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Q: WELL WHAT ABOUT... DJANGO SASS EXTJS JQUERY AJAX* BACKBONE.JS PROTOTYPE RUBY ON RAILS *Ajax is a JavaScript related technique
  • Frameworks
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS) ? Wordpress Expression Engine Custom
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS CMS DISTRIBUTION IN TOP MILLION SITES
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Place Your Bets!
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS TIMELINE: THE BLACK EYED PEAS • Main task: blog • Agency project • Large budget • 6 page content site
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Timeline: The Black Eyed Peas 30 HOURS UX 40 HOURS IA 60 HOURS DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 120+ HOURS Total: 250+ Hours
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS TIMELINE: THE STORY STUDIO • Main task: classes • Consulting • Low budget • 4 page navigation site
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Timeline: The Story Studio 8-12 HOURS UX IA 10 HOURS DESIGN 35 HOURS DEVELOPMENT Total: 57+ Hours
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS TIMELINE: DERBY JACKPOT • Main task: an online horse gambling platform • Start-up Consulting • Decent-sized budget • High risk: APIs
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Timeline: Derby Jackpot 45 HOURS UX 45 HOURS IA 120 HOURS DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 500+ HOURS Total: 700+ Hours
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS TIMELINE: GENERALASSEMB.LY Main tasks: • classes • about us • video • social network • custom payment gateway WEB APP
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS TIMELINE: GENERALASSEMB.LY Main tasks: • classes • about us • video • social network • custom payment gateway WEB SITE
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS And then you were all like...
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS Q: WELL WHAT ABOUT... DJANGO SASS EXTJS JQUERY AJAX* BACKBONE.JS PROTOTYPE RUBY ON RAILS *Ajax is a JavaScript related technique
  • Frameworks
  • III. CODE! Use the Tools
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HTML -structure CSS - style JS - behavior
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HTML (noun) CSS (adjective) JS (verb)
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HEY CHRIS, CAN YOU... make the logo bigger?
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HEY CHRIS, CAN YOU... HTML make the logo bigger? CSS
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HEY CHRIS, CAN YOU... make that grey heading fadein?
  • PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS HEY CHRIS, CAN YOU... HTML make that grey heading fadein? CSS JAVASCRIPT