Code 101: Explore Software Development

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Thinking about a new career in software development? Want to see how AI is impacting the industry? Start here! In this workshop, you'll get to experience writing code from scratch, and learn how to work with AI tools.

Code 101 is about learning what it looks like to be a software developer through an immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies.

Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices.


At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Embrace the power of modern AI tools and gain experience in using them as a problem solving ally, research assistant, and productivity enhancer.
  • Understand the basics of what it means to be a professional software developer.
  • Understand how HTML and CSS work together to create the modern web.
  • Create a complete website.
  • Know how to deploy your website and be able to share your accomplishments with friends and family.
  • Be able to identify whether a career in coding and the Code Fellows program is right for you.


The Modern Web

  • How the pieces work together


  • Structuring your information
  • Connecting web pages
  • Sharing your web site


  • Integrating style sheets
  • Modifying CSS styles

The Tech Industry

  • A typical day for a software developer
  • Common job titles
  • The path to becoming a web or mobile developer

Material Requirements

You are required to supply your own laptop, Chromebook, or iPad with a keyboard.


Punctuality, participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and demonstration of professional courtesy to others are required, in accordance with our Code of Conduct. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the workshop. Passing requires attendance at the full workshop.

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