Coming up this Friday, our first programming online workshop!
This will be a from-the-top introduction to programming, assuming no experience at all. For this workshop, we will be working with the “web platform”, which is to say, inside your browser.
What you need:
You will need a laptop or desktop computer to participate in this particular course (although the materials we will create will be usable on phones, too). Unfortunately, the programming tools on phone-based browsers just aren’t usable yet.
I’ll be teaching with Mozilla Firefox, which is a great free browser with excellent built-in tools for experimenting with programming — please consider downloading it if you don’t use it, as it will make things that much easier. But Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari should be okay too.
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We use a fun video chat thing called Gather.town, here’s the link:
We’re going to be doing some basic orientation to programming, from the point of view of documentary linguists and friends. We’ll start with some general questions like these:
- What’s a programming language?
- What’s a markup language?
- What programming language should I use?
- What does it take to make a web site?
There are two goals:
- Do some simple programming together (all our examples will be related to linguistics and documentation)
- Learn about what the web platform (more on that in the workshop) has to offer to our field
Everyone here already does all these things but just for the record
- Be nice
- No questions are bad questions
- Have fun
Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please feel free to leave a comment below if you like.
Gather.town is free up to 25 people — I doubt we will get anywhere near that number, but because it gets super expensive to upgrade to more people, we can’t ahve more attendees.