Learn to Code for Fun and Profit by Business Design Institute

Build your own Instagram while learning web design and development in this weekend workshop. Designed for tech newbies!

About this Event

Yes! You can learn to code. And it’s fun!

This 2 day (socially distant*) face-to-face workshop at the Gold Coast Innovation Hub is designed to give you maximum confidence in your ability to learn coding.

Online coding courses are not suited to most people

You’re not alone if you’ve tried online coding courses and found that style of learning does not work best for you. In fact, most people struggle to stick to online courses.

Even if you’ve never tried coding but are excited to learn how having coding skills will open up new opportunities for you, you will do well in this class.

Become an internet entrepreneur – or move into a tech career

Are you excited by the opportunities available to people with coding skills? Whether you’re an aspiring tech startup / eCommerce entrepreneur, or want to move into a more tech focused career, this workshop will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need for a fast start.

You’ll also meet like-minded people interested in the tech industry and share the learning journey.

Experienced Coding Teacher: Meet Pete

Pete Argent has been teaching coding to beginners from all walks of life for the last 7 years. He is adept at explaining technical concepts in a way you will understand.

He has carefully designed the workshop to give you a solid handle on developing a website and a fully working web application that uses a database and computer programming to replicate your own Instagram.

Pete is so passionate about teaching tech skills to people, you will be inspired and motivated to learn even more.

What you’ll do in this workshop

1. Use HTML and CSS (the language of the web) to build web pages.

2. Use Bootstrap (a CSS component library) to design beautiful and professional looking websites.

3. Use the Ruby programming language to learn the fundamentals of coding

4. Use the Application Design Process to understand how websites and apps are made

5. Become confident using free and open source software development tools

6. Use Ruby on Rails*, a popular web application development framework, to quickly build your own version of Instagram


Workshop Location: Gold Coast Innovation Hub, Varsity Lakes

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 8th – 9th August, 9.30am — 4.30pm

Refreshments will be available for morning and afternoon breaks. You can bring your lunch or there are several food outlets within 2 minutes walk.

Download the workshop agenda here [PDF]

Young people are welcome

There is a 50% discount for anyone under 26 years old – just choose the ticket marked as such.

Young people between the ages of 13 and 18 are also encouraged to attend but if there is no adult accompanying them, please email pete@peterargent.com before booking to arrange a phone call. We want to ensure we can provide a safe space for everyone.

Requirements for the workshop

All you need is a Windows, Mac or Linux laptop (unfortunately ChromeBooks and tablets, including iPads, are not suitable). Also make sure you have about 10Gb of hard drive space available.

Once you enrol, you will receive an email with some links to free software to install before you come to the workshop.

No special technical knowledge or skills are required or expected. As long as you are familiar with computers, the internet and have a desire to learn, you will do great.

Remember, there are only 10 places available so book now to save your spot.

Learning to code is even more fun with friends so make sure you invite your mates along too.

Purchase your ticket here!

Feel free to contact your teacher, Pete at pete@peterargent.com if you have any questions.

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