Intro to Programming Concepts Workshop

Monday, February 6th

ANN ARBOR, MI — The Ann Arbor Chapter of Girl Develop It announces it is hosting an “Introduction to Programming Concepts Workshop” on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Nexient, located at 1136 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI.

Registration is required to attend the workshop. To register, go to There is a $5 donation which is used to support the organization’s mission. Registration is limited to 25 students. Food and beverages will be provided by the workshop’s sponsor Nexient.

The workshop will explore some of the most basic and universal programming concepts using the C# programming language. Every day examples will be used to present such fundamental concepts as conditional statements (also known as if/else statements) and flow of control (e.g., for and while loops). The workshop will also explain the use of variables and why computers seem so picky.

According to workshop organizer Erin Bergman, “This workshop is a great opportunity for people with little to zero experience to learn the fundamentals of programming. If you have stayed away from programming because you felt the concepts were difficult to grasp, this is the workshop for you!”

The workshop instructor, Ronda Bergman, is a co-founder of the Ann Arbor chapter of GDI, and has been a software developer since 1999. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Michigan and has worked as .Net instructor for the programming boot camp, The Iron Yard. Her current position is Software Journeyman at the Pillar Technology Group, LLC.

In addition to the workshop instructor, teaching assistants will be on-hand to provide personalized assistance to students.

The host and sponsor of this event, Nexient, is a pioneer in onshore Agile software development. Launched in 2009, the company has more than 60 Scrum teams across five U.S.-based delivery centers. These delivery centers support dozens of Fortune 500 companies and high-growth, mid-market enterprises. For more information about Nexient and its services, visit its web site at

The Ann Arbor chapter of GDI holds various workshops, presentations and social events each month to support the organization’s mission. Upcoming events include “Introduction to Object-Oriented Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)” workshop and the social event “Beer & Bytes.”

For more information about the Ann Arbor chapter and to see a complete event schedule, visit the chapter page at

About Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It (GDI) is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web and software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction. Its vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, GDI helps women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.