February 2nd, 2019
Designing User Experience (UX)
Have you ever thought about what goes into make a website or app look good and be easy to use? In this hands on workshop you will learn about User Experience (UX) which includes what you feel when you interact with a company and their website, app, or product. UX design is about solving problems and we are going to talk about how to identify and solve design problems, the fundamentals of design, and what makes a user experience good or bad. This includes learning the methods used by professional designers that you can apply to your own personal projects and ideas!
March 2nd, 2019
Database store information for easy retrieval. We will begin with a quick history of data storage, relational databases, and modern data storage. Then we will begin with simple Structured Query Language commands. Next we will create a database from scratch using MySQL (the database behind much of Facebook, Uber, Twitter, and more) and discuss optimization strategies. Then we will write simple applications in PHP and Python to display the data from the database using free open source software.