PHP for NonProgrammers

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, and functions. You’ll write some code, speak some geek, and start down the addictive path of programming logic. There’s also a geek quiz - in case you don’t know your Picards from your Kirks.

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)
  • Other tasty tidbits if time permits