Class Preparation

Congratulations on being selected to join CodeYourFuture Fundamentals in Coding course!

We know you are excited for the classes to start!

We would like you to do some preparation before the class so you are ready and able to participate fully when we meet together.

1. Working Agreement (15 minutes)

Please read the CodeYourFuture Student Agreement.

Make a note of anything you don’t understand or don’t agree with. We will be discussing it in class so everyone knows what they are agreeing to.

If you have any questions, please contact your city coordinator.

2. Check Your Hardware (20 minutes)

  • Do you have a working laptop or desktop computer?

    If you need a computer please contact your city coordinator
  • Do you have a good/ stable internet connection?

    If your internet is not good, please contact your city coordinator
  • Do you have a webcam?

    If you don’t have a webcam please contact your city coordinator
  • Do you have a headset with a microphone?

    If you don’t have a headset please contact your city coordinator
  • Do you know how to use all of the above?

    If you are not sure how to use some hardware please contact your city coordinator

This will save us lots of time during the first class and we can get on with the fun stuff!

3. Software & Websites (1 hour)

Download and install the following software or register for the app.

Click on the links to go to the registration pages. Please keep your login details for all sites/apps consistent and make sure you use your real name.

3.1 Gmail

We use a lot of Google products in class so it's essential that everyone has a Gmail email address.

  • If you do not already have one, then please register for a Gmail address now.

    • Choose an email address that is professional, NOT anything with loads of numbers or additional words. (eg: [email protected])

3.2 Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers for web developers with a great set of tools for testing and building websites.

  • Please download and install Chrome your computer

3.3 Slack

Slack is our community space and how we communicate with each other.

3.4 Zoom

We use Zoom for remote weekend classes.

  • Please download and install Zoom onto your computer.

3.5 Google Classroom

Google Classroom is where you will find all of your coursework assignments. You will need a Gmail account in order to access Google classroom.

  • Log in (google classroom link) using the Class Code (insert GC code)

  • Have a look around so you are familiar with where to submit your completed work.

3.6 Miro

Miro is an online whiteboard we use to share ideas.

  • Please register an account.

3.7 Code.org

Code.org is a website aimed at helping people learn computer science. You will be doing one of their courses.

  • Please register an account.

3.8 Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an online learning platform. We will be doing one of their courses.

  • Please register an account if you don’t already have one.

3.9 Kahoot

We use the Kahoot! App to play games and do quizzes.

  • Download and install on your phone, available for either Android or IOS.