Welcome to Try Coding!

To Get Set Up

What to Expect

Over the course of the day, we will write code, explore the mindsets that successful developers have, and learn a little more about Turing. We will ask you to introduce yourself, ask questions, and occasionally share out answers to the technical work we do! Below is our agenda for the day (all times in MST):

  • 12:00 - 12:30 Welcome, Intros
  • 12:30 - 3:45 Instruction (with breaks!)
  • 4:00 - 4:15 Turing Info
  • 4:15 - 5:00 Student/Alum Panel


Learning Norms

  • No question is too small. No question is a bad question. Ask them!
  • We all benefit from each others ideas! Push yourself to share out and make sure you aren’t sharing so much that others don’t have the space to do so.

Online Session Norms

  • Mute yourself unless you’re talking.
  • Keep your camera on during class and breakout sessions; ok to turn off during independent work time
  • Use features in the Participants Pane to answer yes/no, raise your hand, or give a thumbs up.
  • You might be sharing your screen with your team at some point during the class – if you have anything open that you don’t want to accidentally share, close or minimize it now.
  • Questions? Type into the group chat box and a TA will answer you. Avoid direct messages to a TA unless it is a specific issue only to yourself.
  • Disconnected? Jump back on! If the host or TAs get disconnected, hold tight, and the session will resume shortly.

Zoom Features

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Zoom Practice!

  • Practice muting and unmuting the mic: What is your favorite movie?
  • Raise your Zoom hand if you want to tell us your favorite or least favorite thing about being stuck inside
  • YES or NO
  • Thumbs up in the camera

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