Coding Workshops

Hacktober 2020 Coding Workshops

As a part of our virtual hackathon: Hacktober 2020:Tech Helping Vets, Code Platoon is offering coding workshops. These workshops, taught by tech experts, provide a glimpse into the Code Platoon classroom as we incorporate this form of interactive instruction into each cohort. Workshops are available for all experience levels. Whether you have never written a single line of code before or are a well-seasoned programmer, we have an option for you! These workshops will take place during the weekend of October 16-18. Hacktober 2020:Tech Helping Vets will be an exciting weekend filled with teams of programmers building a technical solution for a fellow Veteran serving organization, Illinois Joining Forces

Beginners will enjoy the Intro to Coding workshop taught by our very own Code Platoon instructor Noa Heinrich. It will focus on the most fundamental computer programming concepts while simultaneously giving you a taste of the Code Platoon curriculum. The session is geared towards prospective students but can be taken up by anyone with an itch to start coding! 

Want to take your beginner skills to the next level? Look no further than Quinn Stephen’s Intro to React workshop. Quinn is a software developer for TableXI and has helped lead workshops for past cohorts. This workshop is an excellent option for those with a few notches of coding under their belt. Intro to React will consist of getting hands-on experience with React, showing why it has become so popular, and covering what problems it solves for developers. 

Those interested in taking on the mind of a defense hacker can sign up for the Web Security workshop. Ronnie Flathers, Principal Engineer for Marqeta will cover high-level web security concepts. This workshop includes understanding why specific web attacks work and different web vulnerabilities. You will also learn how you can defend against potential hackers and experience a hands-on lab in which you’ll use web security tools, such as BurpSuite, to hack into an application.  

If you are ready to impress your next potential employer, try the Tech Interview Prep workshop. Sophie Buell from Apple will be covering essential concepts to be familiar with before interviewing. You will learn some fundamental algorithms, such as sorting algorithms and dynamic programming. Sophie will address what interviewers are looking for in an interview and go through some practice exercises that best display a well-thought-out solution. You will even get the chance to go over sample interview problems that incorporate these concepts, learn how to approach them, and communicate your answers. 

Workshops are a fun interactive way to gain more in-depth insight into the expansive coding world and open up opportunities to grow your tech network and develop your reservoir of coding skills. Register today as spots are filling up fast! You can sign up for workshops here

Brenna Koss is Code Platoon’s Development and Operations Coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro in Political Science and French. In her free time, Brenna loves to travel and spend time with friends and family. Follow Brenna on LinkedIn.

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