Intro to Web Concepts

  • July 10, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Want to learn how to code but not sure where to start?

Tired of techies throwing around acronyms that make your head spin?

If you are a complete beginner to coding and/or want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team/friends, this workshop is for you. In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. While we won't be writing code, we'll take you through various components of the web and how they work together. 

Topics include but are not limited to:

• What is the World Wide Web?

• Where are web site files generally stored?

• What is the difference between a client and a server?

• Which programming languages are compiled on a server and which are compiled in a web browser?

• What do you need to know before building a web site?

• What language should you use and what are the differences?

• What tools do you need to develop a web site?

• Who does what on a typical web development team?

• What is Web 2.0 and the Cloud?

This class is for beginners with little to no technical experience. Bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes. Come prepared with questions for a Q&A at the end. 

About the teacher:

Diane is a self-taught web developer with 15 years of experience developing websites and web applications and adapting to fast-changing web technologies. An early significant achievement was building an enterprise-level CRM web application, Salesnet, from the ground up with a team of colleagues until the company and products were acquired. More recently, as a Senior Lead Developer at Velir, a full-service digital agency in Somerville, MA, Diane has led development on large web solutions for enterprise-class clients such as Bayer, Society for Neuroscience, and Kaiser Family Foundation.


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  • Alison

    Great information, nice people, useful handout and pizza, thanks nerdettes!!

    1 · July 11

  • Lissette A.

    I'm so sorry I had to leave before class was over. It was a great class and I learned a lot. Thank you!

    July 10

    • Annette A.

      No worries, it happens. We're glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again!

      July 11

  • Erica L.

    i am so bummed -- a last-minute emergency came up at work, and i have to back out of this session.

    July 10

    • Annette A.

      Sorry to hear that. We hope to see you another time!

      July 11

  • Annette A.

    As a courtesy, please do not arrive any more than 20 minutes before the start of class. Because we often work with businesses, we must respect that their employees may still be working and conducting meetings. If you happen to be in the area early, I strongly recommend Diesel Cafe or the Blue Shirt Cafe. :)

    July 10

  • Annette A.

    Please note that the location of Velir is 212 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. The closest stop is Davis Square, and Velir is a short walk from the Somerville Theatre. For those with cars, there is a lot of metered street parking available in the area. There is also a municipal lot by CVS/Redbones (North on the map).

    I'll be hanging out by the entrance to help you find your way into the building. If you have any trouble, my cell is[masked]

    1 · July 10

  • Megan G.

    So sad I have to miss this session :(

    July 9

  • Francis

    Sorry ladies...I'm backing out for Thursday night. Going to the NJ, near the Jersey Shore Friday. See you at the next event!!!

    July 7

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