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Intro to Coding Workshop

July 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WMCAT is proud to sponsor Grand Circus’ Intro to Coding (ITC) Workshop July 23, 2019!




Looking to transition to a career in tech or curious about tech careers? Let us help you on your journey!

At Grand Circus, we believe anyone can become a developer. This FREE Intro to Coding Workshop is designed for those who are curious about coding, but who have very little or no coding experience.

By the year 2020, there will be over one million open computer-programming jobs. Here at Grand Circus, we are aiming to help fill those positions, one coder at a time.

This workshop will provide you with basic programming terminology – like syntax (trust us, it’s an important one!) and give you the opportunity to practice basic programming ideas.

Join us, the Grand Circus community, for an introduction workshop to coding and leave with the building blocks to begin your journey in tech!


What do you need for this class?

  • A laptop with Google Chrome downloaded on it*
  • A willingness to learn something new

To help you on your coding journey, we want to make sure you can attend these workshops. If you need child care or help paying bus fare in order to attend this workshop, let us know when you register!
*Need to borrow a laptop? No problem! You can can fill out this form to request.

If your schedule changes and you can no longer attend, please let us know ASAP!



West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT)
614 First St NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

WMCAT is located at the corner of First St NW and Seward Ave NW.
WMCAT is the entire third floor of the building.


Parking Options:
There is a ramp connected to the building (fee to park, not managed by WMCAT). Enter the ramp on Seward Ave NW (just south of First St) and go straight up to the second floor. There is an entrance to the building on the northeast corner of the second floor of the ramp. Enter here, follow the WMCAT signs, and take the stairs or elevator up to third floor.

There is limited street parking on First St NW and Seward Ave NW (some spaces metered and some not).

There are DASH lots on Seward Ave NW near Lake Michigan Drive ($2 a day). 

Also, if attendees are coming from within downtown offices they can ride the DASH bus for free. The DASH West route drops off at Bridge St NW and Seward Ave NW, very close to our building. DASH Route

If parking on street, DASH lot or taking the DASH, enter building at main entrance on First St NW and take elevator or stairs up to third floor.




614 First St NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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