Frequently Asked Questions

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This page contains answers to some frequently asked questions.

Which programming language should I learn?[edit]

You can't go wrong by starting with Python. Python is an easy language to learn that can be used for a very wide range of things, including building websites.

How to get started with Python:

If your goal is to build websites, then you should also learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Try some of these resources:

What kind of computer do I need?[edit]

You can use any kind of computer to learn how to program, but it will be easier if you use Mac or Linux. If you have a Windows computer, you don't need to go out and buy a Mac---you can run Linux on your Windows computer via VirtualBox or on a thumb drive. We bring a couple of Ubuntu thumb drives to every meeting, which you are welcome to borrow. You can use Windows, but certain aspects of the environment may cause frustrations.