The MzTEK Guide to Programming
14 May 2011

Know how to find what you need to get a project working – you’re a queen of copy&paste – but wish you knew more about programming?

MAR 14 2011

Have you built something with Arduino or Processing?

This short course introduced the basics of computer programming, but it won’t be a stuffy computer science lecture. It was a series of interactive sessions teaching programming by example.

Very little experience required. If you’ve attended any previous MzTEK workshop yore u're than qualified. We worked with the Arduino and Processing environments, so it was best if you’ve used them, but also any other programming (e.g. HTML, Javascript, Actionscript).

The type of questions we covered included:

Why do we need to compile code?
What’s the difference between compiling and loading?
Why are there ints, floats and chars?
I’ve just downloaded some sample code, how do I understand what it’s doing?

The short course costs £60 (for 3 x 2 hour sessions) 

All sessions were 7pm-9pm on Mondays the 14, 21 and 28 March from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 

This short course was taught by Becky Stewart. Becky is a researcher with the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London where she recently completed her PhD in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science.