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Intro to Web Development Concepts

  • Sep 9, 2014 · 6:15 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 event 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 and is a great pre-requisite before our Intro to HTML/CSS class (which we plan to offer again in September as well!). 

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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  • Curtis Everett T.

    So I've tried to RSVP for the meetup tonight but have been unsuccessful because Amazon lost my account. Lol...figures... Can I pay cash at the door?

    September 9, 2014

    • Diane

      Hi Curtis, Laura would know more about alternate payment methods, but I am sure there is a way, so come on by.

      September 9, 2014

  • Diane

    See you all tomorrow! I'll order some pizza for everyone in case you don't have time to stop for a bite.

    1 · September 8, 2014

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