Ladders Software Development Course


Ladders:  Software Development Course

This dynamic and far-reaching course will accelerate budding young developers learning and get them up to speed with industry standards and the range of possible careers within this growing and exciting industry sector. We will be looking at many aspects of software development from web development, to mobile development and through to modern games programming techniques.

We will start by learning HTML, CSS and Javascript, which are the languages of the web. We will then move onto Python to show how we can create a backend server to drive our web pages, as well as other applications for Python such as electronics and graphics programming. Finally, we will cover mobile app development with Android and tie the whole stack together so that we can serve up data to a web page from our app and vice versa.

On top of the learning we will also be going to visit a variety of successful businesses which will show the participants the range and scope of available positions. It will also demonstrate the sort of skills that will be needed to secure a position of this nature. The course is very much geared towards helping participants prepare for their first role so each person will be helped to develop the skills for the position they would like to pursue. There will also be support to pursue the possibility of starting their own business with, perhaps, an app or website idea.

Weeks: Dates: Times: Summary:
Week one


6th Feb 4-7pm Introduction to…Software Development (Course Overview) – Intro to HTML/CSS
8th Feb 4-7pm Introduction to… Javascript and combining with HTML and CSS to produce webpages.
Week two 13th Feb 4-7pm Skills Development Session in… Javascript – JQuery and data loading through APIs. Graphing data with d3.js
  15th Feb 1-5pm


Company Visits
Week three 20th Feb 4-8pm Skills Development Session in…Javascript and APIs – Connecting to Data Sources
27th Feb 4-7pm Skills Development Session in…Python – an Introduction. PyGame and other frameworks (with Python North East)
Week four 1st March 1- 5.30pm Company Visits…
 6th March  4-7pm  Skills Development Session
Week five 9th March 4.30pm-7pm Introduction to Project Briefs…
11th March 10 – 4pm Project Advice & Guidance Session
Week six 13th March 4-8pm Project Development Session
Week seven 20th March 4-8pm Project Development Session
23rd March 4-7pm Project Development Session
Week eight 27th March 10-4pm Project Development Session
30th March 4.30-7pm Project Completion (Showcase)

*All venues are based in Newcastle City Centre.
** Please Note: depending on beneficiaries some dates/times are subject to change.

Venues include:

Loft Music Studios Logocampusnorth (1)






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