IT Taster Workshop

Considering a career move into IT?  Find out about the study and career options in this ever-evolving industry - no experience necessary.

Introduction to Programming and Web Development


Date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 4pm

Where: University of Waikato, Hamilton Campus

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1:30pm Introduction to Web Development

2:30pm Break with refreshments

2:45pm Introduction to Programming

3:45pm What next?

What to expect

The workshop will be hands-on and participants will be tasked with creating an application and web page.

The two key topics that will be introduced in the workshop include:

Introduction to Web Development

  • Understanding how websites work in general, using HTML to create a simple website and how to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to efficiently apply a certain look to a website.  Javascript will also be used to show how a webpage can respond to user interaction.

Introduction to Programming

  • Using  C# (a Programming language) we will cover creating a windows application for a small real world problem and learning the basics of programming using Visual Studio (a major development platform in industry).  The C# language is very similar to Java and javascript which are the other major programming languages used in industry.

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Want to continue your studies in IT and complete a qualification?

The PCertInfoTech is the perfect next step

Designed for students with a non ICT-related bachelors degree
Our Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertInfoTech) will teach you the specialist skills you need to ignite your career in ICT. If you have ever considered working in the ICT sector, the PGCertInfoTech is the programme for you.

The short, intensive programme is ideal for those who laready have an undergraduate degree in a non ICT-related subject, and offers a supercharged route into the industry.

Pathway into the Master of Information Technology
The PGCertInfoTech is unique in that it provides an alternative pathway for entry into the Master of Information Technology for students who do not already have IT-related qualifications.