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Intro to Web Development Concepts

  • Feb 26, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Groupon

Not sure what web development means?

Want to build a cool website, but can’t decide what language to use?

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

In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. We won't be writing code, this is intended as a lecture to take you through various components of the web and how they work together.

Cost: $20

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 6–8 p.m.

Location: Groupon at 600 W Chicago, 4th Floor in Hello Food.

If you want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team or friends, this course is for you. Topics include but are not limited to:

• What is a web stack?

• What's the difference between web development and web design?

• 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 people with little to no technical experience. Bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes and come prepared with questions.

Instructor: Liz Abinante

Liz Abinante is a very enthusiastic web developer living in Chicago. She is co-leader of GDI Chicago and a full-stack engineer at Instructure. She speaks, teaches, and writes about web development, diversity, education, accessibility, and popular culture. She will do just about anything for a good taco.

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Note: you must provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID when your RSVP for building security.

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  • Kelly E.

    Hi Liz, is this class a prereq before the Intro to HTML/CSS? I'm interested in signing up for the one-day session on April 12 but am wondering if I should take something like this, first. Thanks!

    March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is not a prerequisite. You can enroll in the HTML/CSS class without any advanced knowledge :)

      March 16, 2014

  • Charissa T.

    Hi I just want to make sure All I need is my photo ID and that I'm on the list: Charissa Tolentino

    February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes to both :)

      February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're at capacity for the room and aren't able to accept any additional attendees. Due to the enormous popularity of this workshop, we will be offering it again very soon!

    February 26, 2014

  • katester88

    Hi Liz it says I've RSVP and I am attending- is my name on the list for Katy Moy? I've paid already for this meetup.

    February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes it is. I replied to your email last night!

      February 26, 2014

  • Katrina B.

    Hi Liz,
    How can I find out if I have RSVP for this session?

    February 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      You should be able to see it in your profile page. I don't see you on the list, so we'll see you next time!

      February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you have any questions you want to make sure are covered in the talk, leave them here. I will makes sure to leave time for Q&A :)

    February 12, 2014

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