Intro to Coding (Part I)

Intro to Coding (Part I) is a basic introduction to coding on the Salesforce platform. It is aimed as women who have never coded, but have at least two years Salesforce administration experience.

When is the next session?

Please follow us on Twitter or join our public RAD Community Group to learn about our info sessions for the next course! Info sessions will be announced around Dreamforce 2019.

What does this cost?

It's free! Yes, it really is free. You just need to agree to some basic commitments (see below).

Where is this training held?

At a computer near you! Each session we hold multiple small (8-10 learners per group) sessions via web conference.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the structure of Apex triggers.
  • Read existing code of low-medium complexity.
  • Write SOQL and DML statements.
  • Summarize why it’s important to bulkify Apex code and how to do it.
  • Use resources to aid in Force.com development (e.g., documentation, blogs, tools, etc).

Who should take this course?

Are you woman who has at least two year's experience as a Salesforce admin? Do you want to add coding to your toolkit? Then this is the course for you.

What's all this about learner commitments?

While RAD Women courses don't cost money, they do require a significant commitment from learners.

Being a part of this group requires a commitment on your part. Here is what you are agreeing to by joining this study group:

  • Commit to 5-7 hours per week to the group (one weekly small group meeting and time for independent study, reading, and coding).
  • Complete weekly surveys to help us improve the group process.
  • Attend and actively participate in every small group meeting.  
  • Collaborate with each other and help and support different learning styles.
  • Be prepared to lead discussion within the small group.

Who teaches this course?

As part of the program you'll be assigned to small groups, each with two designated developer coaches from our fantastic worldwide Salesforce Developer community. These amazing volunteers will provide the following:

  • Coordination and set up of all meetings for the group
  • Instruction and coaching
  • Homework assignments to help integrate learning, including a real-world assignment to gain confidence with scoping and developing on Force.com
  • Ongoing support via Chatter and email to help with any obstacles to learning

What should you do to prepare?

Before the start of the course, we ask you to completed the following Trailhead modules.

Intro to Coding (part II)

Intro to Coding (Part II) builds on the concepts started in our Intro to Coding (Part I) course and is intended to give more coding practice to our learners.

When is the next session?

Please follow us on Twitter or join our public RAD Community Group to learn about our info sessions for the next course! This course is open to those who have graduated from our Intro to Coding (Part I) course.

What does this cost?

It's free! Yes, it really is free. You just need to agree to some basic commitments (see below).

Where is this training held?

At a computer near you! Each session we hold multiple small (8-10 learners per group) sessions via web conference.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Build bulkified, efficient trigger + trigger-handler classes from scratch.
  • Write optimized, complex SOQL and DML statements.
  • Write an object-oriented class.
  • Write unit tests that meet code-coverage requirements, as well as positive and negative outcomes for your code.
  • Describe the basics of Model-View-Controller and component-based front-end frameworks.
  • Describe how Lightning Development fits within the Salesforce platform and how it differs from the Lightning Experience UI.

Who should take this course?

Graduates of our Intro to Coding (Part I) course who are interested in either becoming a part- or full-time Salesforce developer, and can meet the learner commitments below.

What's all this about learner commitments?

While RAD Women courses don't cost money, they do require a significant commitment from learners.

Being a part of this group requires a commitment on your part. Here is what you are agreeing to by joining this study group:

  • Commit to 5-7 hours per week to the group (one weekly small group meeting and time for independent study, reading, and coding).
  • Complete weekly surveys to help us improve the group process.
  • Attend and actively participate in every small group meeting.  
  • Collaborate with each other and help and support different learning styles.
  • Be prepared to lead discussion within the small group.

Who teaches this course?

As part of the program you'll be assigned to small groups, each with two designated developer coaches from our fantastic worldwide Salesforce Developer community. These amazing volunteers will provide the following:

  • Coordination and set up of all meetings for the group
  • Instruction and coaching
  • Homework assignments to help integrate learning, including a real-world assignment to gain confidence with scoping and developing on Force.com
  • Ongoing support via Chatter and email to help with any obstacles to learning