“I teach you what a variable is.” -- Sean O’Brien.

If you’re a newbie to programming you might have no clue what means, but Sean promises that at the end of his 3 week Intro to Programming class, that little insider will actually make you chuckle.

Programming is the foundation to just about everything we use -- from websites to the dating app you use to swipe right. Programmers seek to find and learn solutions to many of our everyday problems.

Sean O’Brien is a software engineer at Intel and first started teaching programming a few years back through some of Intel’s programs. After meeting Hacker Lab co-founder, Eric Ullrich, at an event, Sean began teaching at Hacker Lab and has been doing so for two years now. Originally, he started his class as an introduction to python rather than just an introduction to programming, but realized there was a greater need for a class that focused on programming basics. His first class had just 4 students and now it’s become much more popular now. His classes have reached professionals of all backgrounds an experience levels, and also women, who are underrepresented in the field.

Knowledge of programming has value for almost everyone -- and we use programming a lot more than we think.

“It’s a way of giving information to a computer to make it do what you want to do. Anytime you configure settings on your computer or set an alarm on your phone, that’s programming. What I’m teaching is how to peel away all the nice work someone else has done, so you’re able to see the nuts and bolts of what’s going on.”

Sean’s main goal with his class is to teach programming that’s useful, friendly, and effective. He also notes that programming is less about solving technical problems and more about solving human problems.

Though programming might sound like an intimidating subject, Sean is committed to ensuring people leave his class with a basic, functional understanding of programming, regardless of what level they begin at.

“Moving through this together is more effective than trying to learn how to online or learn from YouTube. Here, you can actually learn at your pace and ask your questions.” 

 

Upcoming Programming classes at Hacker Lab

2/6/2018 - 6:30 PM
SAC-Bootcamp: Intro to Programming
Midtown Hacker Lab
$150.00 - $300.00
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2/16/2018 - 5:00 PM
SAC-Bootcamp: AI -- Build With Smart Technology
Midtown Hacker Lab
$200.00 - $400.00
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2/5/2018 - 6:30 PM
ROC-Bootcamp: Robotics -- Intro to Programming
Rocklin Hacker Lab
$200.00 - $400.00
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2/5/2018 - 6:30 PM
ROC-Bootcamp: Javascript Bootcamp
Rocklin Hacker Lab
$200.00 - $400.00
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2/6/2018 - 6:30 PM
ROC-Bootcamp: Linux Bootcamp
Rocklin Hacker Lab
$175.00 - $350.00
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2/6/2018 - 6:30 PM
SAC-Bootcamp: Intro to Web Development
Midtown Hacker Lab
$200.00 - $400.00
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