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CS 01 — A Gentle Introduction to Programming for Non-Programmers

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Oct 30
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $405
Instructor(s): Amit Bihari
Limit: 25
Status: Open
Fall
On-campus course
Mondays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 25—Oct 30
6 weeks
Drop By
Oct 8
1 Unit
Fees
$405
Instructor(s):
Amit Bihari
Limit
25
Open
In today’s world, computer science touches almost every aspect of life, and it’s at the heart of what many software companies do here in Silicon Valley. This course will provide a gentle introduction to coding for anyone—with or without a technical background—who has a healthy interest in understanding the basics of programming.

The course will give students an overview of programming concepts, using Python and a browser-based programming platform that does not require any software installation on students’ computers. Topics covered will include input/output data, data types, math/logic operators, branching, graphics, looping, searching, and sorting. Students will work on projects in a hands-on way, and software industry veterans will offer guest lectures to the class. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand the basics of Python, communicate in coding language with peers and colleagues, and apply what they have learned to solving everyday problems.

This course is appropriate for beginners, not for those with prior programming experience. Students are required to bring a fully charged laptop computer to class.

Amit Bihari, IT Manager, Stanford

Amit Bihari has over twenty years of experience working in the software industry. Prior to Stanford, he worked at Oracle as a principal software engineer in the database server technology division. His primary interests include object-oriented programming, Python/ Java programming, network security, software quality assurance, business analysis, and enterprise research systems. Bihari received an MS in computer science from Western Michigan University.
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