May 7, 2020
How is a beginners’ course structured?
Participants’ perspective: Annika
I am a student and came to the course with no previous knowledge, but with curiosity and also a little awe. Programming seemed like a mystery to me which was only accessible to the chosen few. I was all the more surprised when, in the first lesson, I found out that it is actually a very manual process. You build something with tools - and as long as you know the tools, you can do it, including me. In every lesson, we learn a lot of new things in a short time. This requires concentration, especially in an online course, but it’s also very rewarding. After only two weeks I can already build a very simple website. I don’t know yet if I’ll need my new knowledge for my next job, but I like understanding the basics because I’ll definitely continue to come into contact with websites in the future, and who knows when a humanities student needs an ace up her sleeve? :)
Participants’ Perspective: Philine
Participants’ perspective: Kathi
Corona allowed me to finally take a look at the world of programming. Since I live in Salzburg, I never had the chance to attend the moinworld courses in Hamburg and Munich. Now the courses take place online - my chance! Actually, I’ve been wanting to learn about HTML & CSS for about 3 years now, and wanted to understand how websites work. I had no idea, but now, after only 4 lessons, I understand what goes on behind the scenes of a website. In the course, I progressed relatively quickly and if something was unclear, I asked. Since we are all women and none of us has a clue, I felt quite comfortable and could ask any (even the most stupid) question without any problems :) Of course I’m not a professional now, but a first step has been taken. I work as a product manager at a private university and actually have very little contact with the programming world, but I’m sure that I will try out some programming on my blog more often in the future and thus teach myself a bit. Maybe I will try out Python soon, as well. I should take advantage of Corona now :)