Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech

Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech

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Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer.

Get a sneak peek of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.


At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the basics of what it means to be a professional software developer.
  • Understand how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript 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.


Set up Visual Studio Code, Terminal, and Git. Follow the guide for your operating system below.

Having trouble following these guides? An hour before the start of the workshop will be dedicated to helping students get their computers set up with these tools.


Computer Setup

  • Slack
  • Atom
  • Git

The Modern Web

  • How the pieces work together


  • Building your website


  • Integrating style sheets
  • Modifying CSS styles


  • Sharing code
  • Git and version control
  • Terminal and the command line

The Tech Industry

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

Material Requirements

Students are required to bring their own laptop. Chromebooks or tablets will not be suitable for this course. Before the workshop, please:


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 to the full workshop.

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