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firstByte is a student run organization at the University of Arizona made to help everyone be able to learn the latest technologies.


We're proud to be hosting 12 free workshops at Hack Arizona

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Full Hack Arizona Workshop Schedule



Please note:

- All workshops require attendees to bring their own laptops.

- Be sure to check the schedule and have the required software downloaded and installed before attending.

- In particular, "Introduction to Large Scale Machine Learning" requires a very specific and lengthy installation process. If you don't do this before hand, you'll be unable to participate in the workshop, only watch.


Friday, January 12th, 2018

Time Room Workshop Name What's covered Required experience Software required Teacher
10:30pm-12:30am 308 Intro to A-Frame VR Building a virtual model of the solar system None! This workshop is for beginners Only a web browser
(IE, Safari, etc)
StateFarm's Team
11:30pm-1:30am 311 Intro to Web Development Static portfolio website, using HTML and CSS None! This workshop is for beginners A text editor
(Atom, Sublime, etc)
Cooper Kunz

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Time Room Workshop Name What's covered Required experience Software required Teacher
12:30am-2:30am 308 Intro to Java + Javafx Model the solar system in Java None! This workshop is for beginners Java, A text editor
(DrJava, Eclipse, etc)
Hannah Parraga
1:30am-2:30am 311 Deploying and Hosting Static Websites Using GitHub Pages + Cloudflare Beginner HTML A text editor
(Atom, Sublime, etc),
also must create/have a GitHub (free for students)
and a Cloudflare account (free)
Cooper Kunz
9:30am-12:30pm 308 Intro to Large Scale Machine Learning Using Scala and Apache Spark MLlib, for an Apache Spark/Twitter integration,
and a discussion of Large Scale Machine learning use cases.
Basic knowledge of: Unix, SQL, and one OOP language (Java, Python, etc) Follow the download and instructions
**REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION**
- Also, 8GB of RAM
Srini Vemula
10:30am-12:30pm 311 Intro to VR 101 Start working with Unity Unity experience preferred, but not required Unity (free version) Robert Johnson
1:00pm-3:00pm 311 Intro to Python and Coding Learn Python basics and coding fundamentals None! This workshop is for beginners **Note that this is a talk,
rather than a hands on workshop**
Inara Lysne
4:00pm-6:00pm 308 Intro to JavaScript Programming Basics of JavaScript and coding fundamentals HTML and CSS A text editor
(Atom, Sublime, etc)
Peter Fesz-Nguyen
7:00pm-9:00pm 311 Clientside JavaScript with JQuery Manipulate HTML and CSS with jQuery to make dynamic webpages HTML, CSS, and JavaScript A text editor
(Atom, Sublime, etc)
Peter Fesz-Nguyen
10:30pm-12:30am 308 Swift Programming and iOS Apps Start making iOS apps! Experience in one OOP language
(Java, Python, C, etc)
Xcode. (Others TBA) Cooper Kunz
10:30pm-12:30am 311 Intro to Node.js Learn Node.js and use it to build a web server Basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript A text editor
(Atom, Sublime, etc)
Peter Fesz-Nguyen

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Start Time Room Workshop Name What's covered Required experience Software required Teacher
12:30am-2:30am 308 Learn Bootstrap The popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework Basic HTML and CSS. A text editor
(Atom, Sublime, etc)
Cooper Kunz

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