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Introduction to A.I. & Programming

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There is a saying that “Programming is the New Literacy”. In a world that is largely driven by technology, it is unavoidable to learn the fundamentals of programming to succeed even in a non-tech career. We integrate two crucial topics nowadays: Programming and Artificial Intelligence to introduce students to the vibrant world of technology. Students attending this course are going to be able to learn the following:

  • Setting up programming environment and adopting professional practice for version control
  • Creating simple Javascript program in browser
  • Creating simple website with interactiveness
  • Implementing basic AI application using Google Cloud AI.

Curriculum

Programming Environment

Programming Environment

One of the biggest challenges for newcomers in programming is to setup the programming environment. Normally, the online documentation only provides the necessary steps required to setup, but does not provide any troubleshooting guide. In this section, we are going to guide students to set up a basic, yet professional, programming environment such that students can kickstart their tech journey.

It covers in-depth knowledge of the following:

  • Editor
  • Basic Github Knowledge
Javascript Fundamentals

Javascript Fundamentals

Javascript is the most popular programming languages according to multiple surveys on the internet. With Javascript, it is possible to develop backend applications, web applications, desktop applications and mobile applications using Javascript only. It is thus the preferred choice of many programmers.

This course covers the in-depth knowledge of the following:

  • Google Chrome with Developer tools
  • Object & Arrays
  • Control Structures
  • Functions
HTML, jQuery & Plotly.js

HTML, jQuery & Plotly.js

HTML forms the skeleton of a website and jQuery enhances the overall interactiveness.

This course covers the in-depth knowledge of the following:

  • HTML
  • jQuery
  • Plotly.js
Google Cloud AI

Google Cloud AI

Artificial intelligence is an enormous field. In this section , we are going to guide you to work with Google Cloud AI which allows us to create simple AI application with minimum data science knowledge. It is the optimal introduction for students who are interested to learn more about AI after this course.

This course covers the in-depth knowledge of the following:

  • Google Cloud AI
  • Image Recognition
  • Natural Language Processing

Instructor team

Alex Lau

Alex Lau

Lead Instructor

Full Stack
Mobile App

Alex is an award-winning IT professional with extensive experience in software development, project management, and technology solutions. He is proficient in programming languages such as C, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript and Python. Alex has successfully trained over 700 students to become software developers and overseen corporate training programs for companies such as Swire Coca Cola and HKTDC. Alex has been recognized with multiple honors, including the ICT Grand Award, HSBC Youth Business Award, and the Esperanza Reimagine Education Challenge Award. He is also an AWS Community Builder and a Certified AWS Solution Architect Professional. Overall, Alex's passion for learning, teaching, and programming drives him to raise the standard and competitiveness of the IT coaching industry.

Gordon Lau

Gordon Lau

Curriculum Director

Full Stack
Data Science

Gordon's experience includes multiple roles of software development and leadership for different companies across various industries. With over 10 years' experience in professional programming and 4 years' experience in technology education, Gordon has mentored over 300+ newcomers to break into the technology sector. He was also the developer of the chatroom application HKGChat which acquired over 3,000 users on its launch day. He is additionally the principal developer of Tecky Code, which is Hong Kong's first open to public programming learning platform. As a firm believer in developing the future of Hong Kong’s IT industry, he has been promoting the importance of programming in mainstream education. Gordon is also an avid foreign language, science and travel enthusiast.

Thomas Lee

Thomas Lee

Instructor

Full Stack

Thomas was a management trainee in IBM and is currently a Full-Stack software engineer of a FinTech company. He went through several immersive coding boot camp journey and successfully transformed his career from being an Account Manager to a Software Engineer. Therefore, he has a unique approach to help non-tech people adapt to a technology environment and guide them through the journey of becoming a programmer. Besides, he is passionate about Technology & FinTech and believes that software engineering is the best way to learn the trending ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data) technologies.

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  • Time 19:30 - 22:00 Every Monday & Wednesday
  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Class size
  • Location Tecky Academy Sheung Wan
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