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PHP for NonProgrammers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
303 Chapter Three

Presented by

Diana Montalion Dupuis (mooncougar)
Four Kitchens
Welcome to DrupalWelcome to Drupal
First impressions: Watch overviews and tutorials for those new to the community.

This is a friendly programming introduction for people new to coding. We'll take a "Physics for Poets" approach to basic PHP concepts like variables, if/else statements, functions, and hooks. You'll write a little bit of code, speak a little geek, and start down the addictive path of programming logic. Follow up time for one-on-one "What's that?" questions can be arranged after the session.

We'll cover:
* Variables ($variable = where I store my stuff)
* Boolean logic (you can either eat cake OR eat cookies but you must run AND lift weights)
* Conditional statements (if this is true, do that, else, do something else)
* Functions (aka little blocks of "do stuff")
* Scope (sometimes I whisper, sometimes I shout)
* Hooks (how Drupal does all the work so you don't have to write more code)
* Other tasty tidbits if time permits

Experience: Beginner, Intermediate
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit

This is what I need!


[i only know more PHP]
[i could work more effectively]

looking forward to the session...

..exactly what I need. Looking forward to this one.

I sat in this session out of curiosity and want to commend Diana on what i think was a fantastic and totally approachable beginning php session.

The examples she gave made ALL the difference.