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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): May 9—Jun 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: May 11
Unit: 1
Tuition: $370
Instructor(s): Elliott Adams
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
May 9—Jun 6
5 weeks
Refund Date
May 11
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 Glide, 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 Make. Students will work on projects that best fit 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 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.

Lecturer, School of Information, UC Berkeley; Entrepreneur; Author

Elliott Adams was CTO of a startup acquired for $22 million. He is the author of Learning Airtable and The Startup Mixtape: The Guide to Building and Launching a High-Growth Tech Startup. Adams has taught at UC Berkeley, Loyola 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.