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openLycoming: Community Seminars

I am Learning for a Lifetime. I am Lycoming.For 200 years, Lycoming College has been proud to serve the region, providing cultural opportunities and learning experiences. openLYCOMING delivers non-credit educational seminars and courses designed to expand and enrich the lives of community members.

Taught by current and emeriti members of the Lycoming College faculty, the program offers a wide range of courses in the arts, humanities, philosophy, local history, sciences, and special topics related to faculty research and community interest. While the content and duration of each course will differ, Lycoming's dedication to providing lifelong educational opportunities will endure.

Summer 2019

An Introduction to Coding

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Join Jared Richardson ’15, manager of user success in information technology services at Lycoming College, as he introduces you to the world of coding. One of the hottest fields of studies, this course will cover principles of object-oriented programming. During the class, we will construct a ball object in processing and add various variables and functions to the ball to model real-world behaviors like gravity, air resistance, and bouncing. The course will include the programming, testing, and exporting of a replica of the classic computer games “Pong” and “Breakout.” After we work on our basic game, students will be able to customize their version by creating different levels, power-ups, or variations.

Please note, a basic knowledge of computer skills and the ability to type a minimum of 35 words per minute are strongly encouraged for participation. If you have questions, please contact us prior to registering.

Instructor: Jared Richardson ’15, manager of user success in information technology services at Lycoming College
Cost: $35 per person, open to those 18 and older
Register by: May 22
Dates: 4-Week Course: June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lycoming College - Lynn Science Center Computer Lab, Room G-57

There is limited seating for this course; please register promptly.

For more information or to register for an openLYCOMING course, please contact Lara Collins Breon '04 at 570-321-4376 or