"As a business guy I have no place in programming." Ten years ago, you could have gotten away with that statement. Today, you say that to your colleagues and they scoff at you before they go back to their computers to fix real problems and do real work.
Mark Lassoff's parents frequently claim that he was born to be a programmer. In the mid-eighties, when the neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and throwing snowballs, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC programming language. Computers and programming continued to be a strong interest in college where Mark majored in Communications and Computer Science. After completing his college career, Mark worked in the software and web development departments at several large corporations.
In 2001, on a whim, while his contemporaries were conquering the dot com world, Mark accepted a position training programmers in a technical training center in Austin, Texas. It was there that Mark fell in love with teaching programming, which has been his passion ever since. Today Mark is a top technical trainer, traveling the country providing training for software and web developers. Mark's training clients include the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Discover Card Services, and Kaiser Permanente. He has consulted for companies such as Dell, Target, Lockheed Martin, and government agencies including the US House of Representatives. In addition to traditional classroom training and consulting, Mark releases video tutorial training for aspiring programmers on his website, www.LearnToProgram.tv and Udemy.com.
He lives in coastal Connecticut near the Connecticut River, where he is in the process of redecorating his house. Want to help?
Here's what our students are saying about this course:
As a beginner, I have tried to understand other tutorials, etc. I found this course very easy to understand.
This course was well organized, consistent, clear, and had just enough challenge to drive me to learn more rather than frustrate me. Not only taught how to type some basic code but where/how to expand one's knowledge/understanding of the language. Labs were awesome with answers if needed.