Arizona Try Coding Workshop 3.28.20 & 3.29.20

Arizona Try Coding Workshop 3.28.20 & 3.29.20


Have you ever thought about becoming a software developer? The tech industry is thriving!

According to the Arizona Technology Council’s Quarterly Impact report, since the start of 2019, Arizona has added 2,600 technology jobs. Tech jobs in Arizona have seen a 5.1 percent wage growth, with an average annual salary of over $80,000. 

The Turing School of Software & Design, located in Denver, CO, is a 7 month, in person, full-time school with a proven track record of turning great people into outstanding software developers. We are bringing a Try Coding Workshop to Arizona for two weekends to introduce you to the basics of coding and share how you can launch a career in the tech industry. 

Our 900+ alumni come from all kinds of backgrounds including food service and hospitality, education, sales, customer service and retail, IT, and so much more. You don’t need years of experience in math and technology, or even a bachelor’s degree to start a career in the tech industry, successful programmers are usually open-minded problem solvers who can work collaboratively. 

Does this sound like you? You can try coding and Turing when you attend this two day workshop. 

Schedule:

  • Saturday, March 28: 10:00am – 4:30pm

  • Sunday, March 29: 10:00am – 4:30pm

  • During lunch each day, there will be a Turing School Informational Q&A session with alumni, current students, and staff. Bring your questions!

Additional information on workshop location, parking and logistics are located at the bottom of this page. Lunch is included with your ticket purchase.

What You Will Learn?

Back-End Engineering

On this day, we’ll cover how to navigate around your computer using the terminal, read and write files, and write your own command line applications. We’ll cover how the internet works, variables, if statements, and looping using the Ruby programming language.

Front-End Engineering 

On the second day, you’ll learn the basics of front-end engineering. We’ll cover HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You’ll learn how to create, style, and add interactivity to web pages. 

Why You, Why Now?

Because you have absolutely nothing to lose! If you’ve ever thought about it – try it. Don’t waste another day, come explore with us. Please note, this is a fast-paced, entry level course. Before attending you should be comfortable with navigating the basic operations of a computer; such as copying and pasting text, navigating the internet through a browser and typing.

Follow-Ups

​If you attend the workshop and decide to apply to Turing School, you’ll receive $500 off the cost of your tuition if you’re accepted. 

FAQ

Don’t see the answer you need below? Questions? Contact Anna Kummerlowe at anna@turing.io 

1. Is Turing opening an Arizona campus? 

No, we are still one campus located in Denver, Colorado. However, many students move to Denver for the program, then move back to their hometown’s or somewhere else to work as a software developer. Our Career Services team supports alumni in their job hunt in any city. 

2. Do I need to bring a computer?

You will need a computer for this class. It does not matter what the operating system is as long as you are able to access the internet through a browser. However, if you do not have one, a limited number of loaner computers are available for the class. Contact anna@turing.io if you need to reserve a loaner. 

3. Where do I park?

There is a parking garage across the street between Arizona Ave and Washington Street, just north of Frye and the Circle K. Please do not park on the street in the 1 hour zone or at a neighboring business as you likely will be ticketed or towed. 

4. Is the space accessible? 

Yes.

5. I want to attend but I can’t afford it. Are there any scholarships available?

We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please contact anna@turing.io for more information.

6. When should I arrive for the Try Coding Saturday? 

Please arrive by 9:45 on Saturday morning to register and get settled. 

7. Are kids welcome?

Individuals aged 17+ or older can generally keep up with the class and are very much invited. Unfortunately the venue does not have enough space for child care, so younger ones will need to spend their weekend somewhere else.

8. What should I bring to the workshop?

Your computer, computer charger, notepad/pen and a water bottle. Coffee and lunch are included with your ticket purchase!

*Cancellation of events are dependent on a variety of factors including registrations, inclement weather and pressing needs that come up. If we do cancel your Try Coding workshop, you will be notified more than 24 hours in advance, credited back your registration payment and sent the schedule of other events.


About Turing School of Software & Design:

Since 2014, the Turing School of Software & Design has offered top-quality training for people who want to become professional software developers and designers. With an immersive and supportive program Turing aims to unlock human potential through building an inclusive community to help us realize our vision of a world powered by technology where the people building it represent the people using it.