Coding 101: Introduction!!

Get ready to learn!


This Coding 101 class teaches you to build front end web applications

Learn coding fundamentals and how to build and deploy real custom websites


Uprise U is an omni-channel education platform that will…

  • Provide modular, adaptive, self-paced course curriculum with dynamic content based on the individual students using it and their individual learning style and experience level using machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Structure courses within departments to allow you to earn a major or minor in a particular field of study (e.g., Coding), or take electives in classes that interest you (e.g., Chinese History)
  • Give you the option to take courses pass / fail, for a grade, or to audit them
  • Offer a wide range of course curriculum across coding, business, accounting, science, math, etc. with a strong focus on real world application rather than just theoretical concepts
  • Create a standardized credentialing systems similar to a GPA or SAT score so that employers know how capable you really are
  • Help you find your next job
Mission: Provide global education for free to everyone and anyone!

Who should major in coding? Anyone who wants to do all or some of below…

  • Learn how to code
  • Learn how to build and deploy real world applications (not just concepts and theory)
  • Major in computer science
  • Get a job as a software engineer
  • Manage a team of software engineers or learn how to communicate with them better
  • Pick up a new hobby
  • Become a tech billionaire!

Uprise University – Coding Major Principles

  • Build real stuff! Most courses teach you fundamentals while you build in sandboxes (i.e. something that is not actually useful); We prefer to building things that are useful!
  • Self-paced. Fast or slow, your choice. As you move from section to section, you will work with different students and different teacher assistants who are experts in that module.
  • Modular! We assume you know almost nothing, but if you do, don’t worry…this course, it is set up to be modular, meaning that you can quickly skip through parts you already know; Tests at end of each section check to make sure you really know it; Cheat sheets also allow you to scan material quickly
  • Mentors to help debug! One of the most difficult and frustrating parts about learning to program is not learning the concepts, but trying to figure out why your program doesn’t work. Our teachers will be here to help. Don’t spend hours looking for a missing semi-colon.
  • Learn, Do, Teach. In order to really learn coding and coding principles well, you should first
    • Learn concepts
    • Then actually code real projects and do it yourself
    • Finally teach it to your classmates. This will make sure you learn it, understand it, and remember it!
  • Great coders are great collaborators.It can take hours, days, or even weeks to fix a bug that someone else could have solved in minutes. Collaborative community makes everyone better.

Coding Major - Program Overview


  • Good understanding of math and algebra
  • Working laptop with internet
  • No prior programming experience required

Mentors are software engineers and developers from large corporations


Coding Major Curriculum

100 level classes give you coding fundamentals to build and deploy applications; Finish these first

100+ Level Classess (required classes):

  • 101: Front End Web Development (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • 102: Back End Web Development (Python)
  • 103: Intro to database management and analysis (SQL)
  • 104: Full Stack Web Development (Flask-SQLAlchemy)
  • 105: Deployment and Tools (Heroku, AWS, GitHub, Command Line Interface)
  • 106: Interview prep and Basic Algorithms (Python)

200+ Level Classses

  • 201: Mobile App Development
  • 202: Intro to Machine Learning
  • 203: Intro to Artificial Intelligence
  • 204: Intro to C++
  • 205: Intro to React
  • 206: Data and statistical analytics
  • 207: Financial analytics with python
  • 208: Intermediate Algorithms

300+ Level Classses

  • 301: AWS Cloud Architect
  • 302: Intermediate Machine Learning
  • 303: Intermediate Artificial Intelligence
  • 304: Block Chain
  • 305: Security management
  • 306: Advanced Algorithms

Coding 100 Level Courses: Full Stack Web Development & Deployment

What is full stack web development?

Full Stack web development refers to developing front end code to deliver what you see on webpage, back end code to handle data and complex computing, and connecting and deploying both; Full stack web developers can create and deploy everything needed to make useful apps

Front End Codecreates what you see when you view a website (e.g., text, pictures,…)

  • HTML gives website basic skeletal structure, written text, pictures, and links (like your bones)
  • CSS makes site look good through formatting (like your skin and make-up)
  • JavaScript provides site with functionality (like your muscles) and basic computation ability

Back End Codeconnects site and user input with a server and database so that you can store data, create user accounts with login’s,…

  • Python is similar to JavaScript but sits on site’s server and is used for accessing and updating data and typically performs more complex functions (like your brain)
    • Flask, SQL-Alchemy, psycopg2 are all free libraries written in python that we will use to more easily create connections to our database
  • SQLis a very simply language used strictly for interacting and querying databases

Useful tools and deployment:

  • GitHub is online platform where you can save and share work and version control
  • PostgreSQL is simple but high powered database that allows you to store data
  • AWS is Amazon’s industrial strength platform that can host your site and database
  • Heroku is an application that makes it even easier to deploy code on AWS

Coding languages not covered in 100 levels classes:

  • Apps: Xcode, React
  • Native desktop programs: Java, C++

What is full stack web development? It let’s you build and deploy websites!!
101: Front end web development overview
102: Back End Web Development (Python)
103: Intro to database management and analysis (SQL)
104: Full Stack Web Development to tie together front and back end (Flask-SQLAlchemy)
105: Deployment and Tools (Heroku, AWS, GitHub, Command Line Interface)
Learning Summary

Coding 101 Course Projects

What you will build?


To start, flip through all lessons, slides, cheat sheet, and deployed course projects quickly to get a feel for what you will be working on

Every few days

  • Flip back through past few lessons to refresh your memory on what you have already learned
  • Try to learn at least one new thing to make sure that you continue to learn
  • Make flash cards to remember key commands and syntax

Once per month

  • Flip back through all of materials that you have covered to make sure that you don’t forget anything
  • Flip through all materials you haven’t yet covered to see where you are in relation to entire course

After you finish,make sure to go back through all materials and projects once per month to make sure that you don’t forget what you have learned

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