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Computer Programming for Everyone

Institute of Coding

Computer Programming for Everyone

by Institute of Coding

Computer Programming for Everyone

Institute of Coding

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In Computer Programming for Everyone, freelance technologist, designer, and speaker Tom Armitage teaches the building blocks of coding to bolster the digital skills of working professionals and students alike.

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Computer Programming for Everyone

by Institute of Coding

Computer Programming for Everyone

Institute of Coding

Overview

Code is everywhere, from phones and kitchen timers to credit cards and social security numbers. In the modern world, it's practically impossible to avoid code, but for the vast majority of us, it remains shrouded in mystery.

Tom Armitage is a freelance technologist and designer who has led development teams and advised and developed technology strategy for over 15 years. Tom has given talks on design, technology, writing, and games at conferences around the world.

Computer Programming for Everyone is one of three courses in An Introduction to Coding and Design. Designed by Tom Armitage, in conjunction with the University of Leeds and The Institute of Coding, the course aims to reinforce its learners' digital skills and confidence. Over two weeks, the course covers the key developments in the advent of computer technology, the nature and prevalence of algorithms, and the basics of coding through block-language programming exercises.

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"Learning programming languages is difficult. But it's actually the smaller part of the work of programming. The more important part of the work is understanding the problem that you're trying to solve and then working out how to get a computer to solve it."

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Institute of Coding

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