Intro to Web Development

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.

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.

*The $20 cost for this course will be applied to our Girl Develop It Cincinnati scholarship fund for students. We thank you, in advance, for your contribution.

About your instructor:

Erin recognizes the need for more talent in the software industry and wants to encourage women to learn technical skills in a supportive and collaborative environment. She's spent years in treasury and enterprise software and as an independent consultant training businesses on back-end programming and business development. She’s dedicated to Girl Develop It's vision to teach women from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, thereby improving their careers and confidence in their everyday lives. Of note, Erin is also the Director of Operations for Girl Develop It worldwide as well as the Chapter Leader of GDI Cincinnati.

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  • Jill J.

    I loved this class. I felt it was a good environment to learn in and I received more current information on what I should be learning. Erin was a very approachable teacher!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Beth

    Thanks for a great class and introduction to Girl Develop It! Can't wait til next time.

    April 16, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    So glad I attended. Erin is awesome, presented the content in a friendly and accessible manner.

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Sara

    I'm sorry, something has come up and I need to cancel. Maybe next time!

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to learning more about this!

    April 8, 2013

  • Rachel R.

    I am out of town, and bummed I'll miss it!

    March 20, 2013

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