Thinking Like a Programmer

​Thinking Like a Programmer is a new series that looks at how to create solutions using programming concepts and thought processes.

decorative image showing a person thinking about codingThe series is for anyone who is interested in developing Power Automate flows (covered by the Streamlining Business Processes series, which this series synergises nicely with), learners enrolled on an Information Technology Specialist programming course or anyone who wants to learn a bit about programming!

There are currently two sessions in the series. Here's a quick description of each session, scroll down for the schedule and to sign-up.

 

Thinking Like a Programmer: Conditional Statements.

This session explores how conditional statements can be used to undertake actions depending on whether a condition (or conditions) are true or not.

In the session, we will explain how if...then...else and switch statements work. Their application will then be demonstrated in the context of "no-code" systems - flows created using Power Automate (e.g. check a form submission and only send an email if a condition is true) and through code examples, using JavaScript to illustrate their use.

 

Thinking Like a Programmer: Loops

This session looks at how loops can be used to repeat actions, but only when a condition remains true.

In the session, we will explain how loops work. Their application will then be demonstrated in the context of "no-code" systems - flows created using Power Automate (e.g. to go through all items in a SharePoint list and check a status) and through code examples, using JavaScript to illustrate their use.


Schedule and sign-up

Sign-up for a session below:

  
  
  
  
  
Sign Up>>Thinking Like a Programmer: Conditional Statements12/07/2022 11:0012/07/2022 12:00Online
Sign Up>>Thinking Like a Programmer: Loops19/07/2022 11:0019/07/2022 12:00Online


The sessions will be held through a Microsoft Teams meeting. A link (URL) to the meeting and joining instructions will be sent after booking on a session.


Video Recordings

Video recordings of the sessions will be available in the Digital Skills group on Stream.