Software Development Simplified.
Software Saturdays is a free 8-week course, sponsored by Purdue IEEE and the College of Engineering, covering the basics of a software development framework, rotating every semester. This program is for any Purdue student who is seeking to learn a new software development framework, spruce up their resume, or is just interested in software. Additionally, everyone can earn a College of Engineering certification upon completion. These look great on LinkedIn pages and resumes alike.
Spring 2023: React.
Join us to learn ReactJS in a series of 7 in-depth lessons. Covering the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, JS, and of course, React. Put your skills to the test while building a full-stack web application using the PokeAPI and Firebase. We currently have a beginner and intermediate track to support students at all points in their software development journey so even if your aren't too confident in your skills, still come check us out!
Q: I am not in the College of Engineering, can I still join?
A: Any Purdue student may join, regardless of major, college, or class standing.
Q: How much time does this program require?
A: Aside from the two hour weekly learning session, most people spend only 1-2 hours reviewing material.
Q: How much prior experience do I need?
A: Absolutely none. We will teach you what you have to know. If you are familiar with web development, we do offer an intermediate track that may be more your style.
Q: What is this certificate you mentioned?
A: Any attendee who completes our final project will recieve a digital certificate from the College of Engineering, with a QR code to verify your achievement.
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