Q: What is Utah State University Codes?

A: Utah State University Codes is an online coding program for Utah State students that teaches the foundations of web and app development – creating websites and apps.

Q: What will students learn in the program?

A: Students will get access to a 60+ hour curriculum that teaches students about three web and app development languages that are in high demand in the workforce. The three languages are HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. By the end of the course, students will be able to create their own static website, access repositories, wireframe an app, as well as the different pathways within computer science.

Q: What if I am majoring in a field not related to computer science?

A: Every major and career field involves coding – nonprofits, government entities, and private businesses all use coders because technology is the backbone of every organizations’ operations. The web and app development languages learn and the soft skills with Utah State University Codes can be applied within any major or career pathway.

Q: Is previous coding experience required to participate?

A: No! It is encouraged that students who have never coded before should participate because the curriculum goes into the foundational elements that anyone can learn.

Q: Is it only undergraduates that can participate?

A: No! Graduate students and alumni of Utah State are invited to register for the program as well.

Q: Where can people register for Utah State University Codes and what happens after registration?

A: Registration can be found at www.usucodes.org. Students will receive an automated confirmation to the email listed on the registration. Within 24 hours, two more emails will be sent. One email will be from "No-Reply-DevCamp" that has an activation link to access the curriculum platform called DevCamp. The other will come from codetosuccess@sieutah.org with a computer set-up checklist to run the curriculum as well as next steps for the program.

Q: What happens if the DevCamp and/or Next Steps email have not been received?

A: Use the contact form at www.usucodes.org or email codetosuccess@sieutah.org.

Q: What does the student need to run the curriculum on their computer?

A: The curriculum can run on both PCs and Macs as well as desktops and laptops. However, the curriculum cannot run on a Chromebook. Students will need a few downloads and to access a few websites, all of which can be found in the Computer Set-Up Checklist at www.usucodes.org.

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