About the workshop
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students are not be expected to have any prior programming experience. Students should bring their laptops to class. Otherwise, all materials and tools required to complete the course will be provided.
For a complete introduction to programming, it is recommended that students follow this course with Introduction to Programming II. Fall 2018 Intro to Programming I will meet for four one-hour sessions (September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10). Students will be expected to complete some light homework assignments between sessions.
About the instructor
Michael Perkins is a technologist, musician and philosopher with special interests in Buddhist philosophy, discrete mathematics, data science, contemporary jazz, and algorithmic music. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he studied music and philosophy and The Ohio State University where he studied philosophy and computer science. He completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at The Ohio State University in 1983. For 35 years, Michael has developed advanced software systems for some of the world’s leading software vendors. He has designed and implemented special-purpose programming languages, data management tools, application generators, cross-platform networking software, and IT systems management software. Currently, Michael is Chief Scientist for Prosper Technologies, where he designs and implements software systems for integrating, analyzing and visualizing complex sets of data.