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Learn A Language Series: Intro to React

Learn A Language Series: Intro to React

Cost: Free

This workshop provides an introduction to creating user interfaces in React programming. We’ll build a simple front-end application together and learn firsthand what problems React can solve most effectively. If you’ve heard a lot about React programming and wondered why it’s as popular as it is, this class will help you understand its strengths and whether it’s right for your next project. This workshop is designed for people with at least a basic knowledge of JavaScript and web development. You should also be comfortable running a server locally on your machine and installing software from a package manager.

Instructor: James Papademas, Industry Professor and Graduate Advisor at the Illinois Institute of Technology

This tutorial provides an intermediate approach of the Python language. We’ll cover data centric approaches to build exciting and data driven apps quickly, efficiently and with effective formattable display options including graphical output! Topics include lists, dictionaries, iterators, lambdas, file IO (formats: csv, json), data visualizations, and web APIs. This event is hosted by Arity, sponsored by Allstate and organized by ABI.Chicago. This workshop is designed for people with two or more years of Python exp.

This workshop is an Intro to Ruby where you will learn the basics. Learn why this language is a market leader in technology and participate in a fun exercise. This event is organized by ABI.Chicago and sponsored by HS2 Solutions.

Instructor:

Dmitry Rozental has deep experience in the Information Technology industry including coding,
software development, software design, system architecture, unit testing, reporting and documentation,
team leadership and mentoring, and project management.

Speakers:

Courtney Braafhart is a passionate developer of 14 years. She began learning how to program games on the DOS prompt.
After college, she went to work for the State of Nebraska where she had her first taste of normalizing databases and Ruby on Rails.
Recently she has been writing web services that utilize hypermedia standards.
As of late her favorite way to program is using the software development technique, MobProgramming.

Brian Kosik started off in the C++ world in college while completing his BS in Computer Engineering.
He learned PHP and Ruby on Rails during an internship and has been working with Ruby on Rails ever since.
Brian loves to learn and try new languages & strategies that that are continually being developed in the industry.

Class Prep:
Students can use/download the following in advance of the workshop:
– An in-browser ruby environment which does not require any preliminary setup

Install Ruby on your computers:
– For Windows, download and run RubyInstaller
– Most of the latest versions of OSX already come with Ruby 2.0 installed

To write code, use your favorite text editor. Here are a couple of recommendations:
Atom.io
Sublime Text 3