Introduction to Coding

Course Description

From smart phones, video games, to aircrafts, all devices and softwares are powered by code. In this course you will be introduced to coding, types of programming languages and basic concepts of coding using Blockly.

After completing this course, you should be able to understand

  • What is Coding?
  • The different types of programming languages
  • How people with programming experience and people with no programming experience view coding
  • Basic concepts of coding using a visual programming editor (Blockly)

Course Modules

1. What is coding?
2. Introduction to programming languages
3. Story A: What's it like to code?
4. Story B: From HR professional to chatbot developer
5. Story C: IBM Watson- Perspectives from an IBM developer
6. Coding in practice
7. Quiz
8. Summary
9. Next steps

Course Duration

Course Time Allocation: 4 Hours
Additional time: 30 minutes


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