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Intro to Web Concepts

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

About Elise Wei: Elise is a front-end engineer at Monetate. Her specialities include HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, though she also has experience in PHP, VB, and C#. She has been a volunteer at Girl Develop It for the past year, assisting in numerous classes. She is a musician and operates what her husband refers to as the "gluten-free test kitchen" out of their home. You may have seen her fronting a rock band, presenting at the 2012 Geek Awards, or volunteering at other women-in-tech events around the city. You can connect with her on Twitter at @Not_Pele.

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  • Marta M.

    A really good general overview to everything you need to know about how websites work behind the scenes. Learned a lot!

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just had an emergency come up! Can anyone use my ticket? I know there are no refunds but I'd hate for the spot to go to waste! Please let me know

    May 14, 2013

    • Elise W.

      Thanks for working this out and letting us know! For tonight, I'm sure it will be fine as long as we're expecting Liwei in your place. If anything else needs to be done, administratively, we will be sure to get in touch with you afterwards. :)

      May 14, 2013

    • Liwei X.

      Thank you very much, both Gabriela and Elise. See you tonight. :)

      May 14, 2013

  • Sherry F.

    I have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

    May 14, 2013

    • Elise W.

      Cool! Did you have a question?

      May 14, 2013

  • Zeynep G.

    Hi, I'm a graphic designer with basic knowledge of HTML&CSS and I want to learn more about developing. I scored 75% on your Intermediate HTML&CSS test. Would you suggest me to take this class?

    April 29, 2013

    • Elise W.

      It's on the calendar for May 18/19­

      April 30, 2013

    • Zeynep G.

      Thanks, I'll attend that one instead of this one.

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • Heather T.

    Very interested in this but not available this day. If it's successful, I hope you'll consider running it again.

    April 25, 2013

    • Elise W.

      This will be our second time running it, so I am optimistic that there will be a third, some time soon. :)

      April 25, 2013

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