Intro to Web Development Concepts

  • August 19, 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: Tuesday, August 19, 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:

Kathryn "Katy" Exline is an engineer for Fooda by day and co-leader of Girl Develop It Chicago by night. She began her journey into web development by taking a GDI Columbus class, which inspired her to attend Dev Bootcamp, where she currently serves as a mentor. She worked as a policy researcher and a GIS analyst in a previous life. New food, family, scotch, her dog, and maps are just a few of her favorite things.

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Note: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Aug 8. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

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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  • Kathryn E.

    I sent out the email with the class slides last night, but here is the link to class page with slides and other resources in case you didn't get it. <3

    http://gdichicago.github.io/gdi-intro-web-concepts/

    2 · August 21

  • Kathryn E.

    Here is a link to my blog post on how to get started coding that Meetup seemingly refuses to send:

    http://kathryn_ex.svbtle.com/codinghow-to-get-started

    1 · August 20

  • Sarah F.

    When will we receive the slides from yesterday? Sorry if I misses that information!

    August 20

    • Sarah F.

      *missed

      August 20

    • Kathryn E.

      Hi Sarah! I JUST sent them out, so they should hit your inbox shortly.

      August 20

  • Danielle K

    Exactly what I needed!

    1 · August 19

  • Danielle K

    Exactly what I needed!

    August 19

  • Mia

    I'm downstairs in the lobby with no way to get in

    August 19

    • Paige C.

      Sorry you weren't able to get in, Mia! Just sent you an email.

      August 19

  • Xiao Q.

    Hey just really quick, is the event TODAY or TOMORROW?

    August 19

    • Kathryn E.

      I'll check into it

      August 19

    • Kathryn E.

      We're sorting it out and you should be able to gain entrance by 5:40

      August 19

  • Vanessa B.

    Will you be doing this class again? I am very late to this party and would love to attend a class like this. Thx

    August 19

    • Kathryn E.

      Yes! We are hoping to offer it again later this fall or early winter. :)

      3 · August 19

  • Atika

    For the security list - My full name is Atika Saleh.

    August 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you'd like to be notified in the event that a spot opens up, please join the waiting list.

    1 · August 14

    • Aimee F.

      Hi Liz, unfortunately I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Please feel free to give my spot to someone who would like to attend.

      August 18

  • Xiao Q.

    is there any way to increase a few spots?

    August 15

    • Kathryn E.

      Unfortunately we are unable to open any more slots dues to space. Thank you for your interest and keep an eye on our schedule for the next time we offer it!

      August 16

    • Xiao Q.

      got lucky

      August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    This class is full and we will not be opening up any additional spots. Look out for this on our schedule next quarter!

    August 5

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