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CS 71 — Build Applications Without Programming: The No-Code Revolution

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Apr 27—May 25
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 29
Unit: 1
Tuition: $345
Instructor(s): Elliott Adams
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Apr 27—May 25
5 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 29
1 Unit
Elliott Adams
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Whether you’re an entrepreneur with the next big idea or you’re faced with inefficient processes and systems in a larger organization, chances are you’d prefer not to have to find, hire, and pay a software developer to help you realize your dreams. What if you could build a fully functional marketplace like Airbnb without writing a single line of code? With the ever-growing number of no-code tools, it has never been easier to build web applications and mobile apps, and to configure backend data processes. This hands-on course will introduce the range of problems that can be solved with no-code platforms. We will explore how to store and access dynamic data in user-friendly tools like Airtable and Parabola, how to design functional applications with builders such as Adalo and Bubble, and how to connect a virtually endless list of powerful tools on automation platforms, including Zapier and Integromat. Students will be able to work in class with one of several projects that best fits their needs and interests. Guest speakers will give perspective on where the no-code movement is headed next. Students will come away knowing how to take the digital means of production into their own hands in order to quickly build the tools they need, rapidly iterate their ideas, and find product/market fit with users.

This course is geared specifically toward students with little to no coding experience. Please note that class sessions will not be recorded.

Elliott Adams, Founder and CEO, PrivacyBrain

Elliott Adams's company helps its clients reduce the threat of malicious attacks like phishing and identity theft by removing sensitive employee data from the web. Earlier, he was CTO of a startup acquired for $22 million, oversaw technology-related economic development for the state of Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, and led the Techstars pre-accelerator in San Francisco. He is the author of The Startup Mixtape: The Guide to Building and Launching a High-Growth Tech Startup and has taught at Loyola University New Orleans and Hult International Business School.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.