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The Intros to Web Concepts

  • Jul 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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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 beginners with little to no technical experience. Bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes. Make sure it's charged as we will not have tables. Come prepared with questions for a Q&A at the end. 

Your teacher:

Michelle Rojas is a 2012 graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Information Design with a focus in digital marketing. She enjoys web development, coding, and public relations. She works adamantly to serve her community, particularly focusing on Women's Empowerment and minority development. Michelle is very multifaceted as she is an arts, wellness, and lifestyle connoisseur. She is very eager to be a motivating force for such a dynamic group of women as she always finds a great joy in paying it forward. 

As of now, we are unable to provide childcare to any child under the age of 8 yrs. We are working on this.  

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  • Simone B.

    Great overview and preparation. Michelle and all the co-organizers did a great job answering questions.

    3 · July 14, 2014

  • Crystal S.

    Everyone who came was so involved! Thank you for making our class rich with Q&A's - this was a very valuable foundation!

    2 · July 10, 2014

  • Diane J.

    I was very pleased and look forward to participating in future classes.

    3 · July 10, 2014

  • Joey B C.

    I had a great time. Lots of questions&answers. Looking forward to Coffee & Coding!!!

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Michelle R.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night! :)

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Laura

    Is this going to be the regular location? I ask because, looking on Google Street View, it does not appear to be wheelchair accessible, which I need it to be.

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Laura


      July 1, 2014

    • Crystal S.

      Hi Laura. We changed our location to Cardinal Solution inside Of the Packard Place building. The building is wheelchair accessible.

      1 · July 1, 2014

  • Joey B C.

    OK, I noted the location change :) This time I drive!!!!

    July 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has a curriculum been developed so I can manage my attendance against my knowledge gaps?

    1 · June 30, 2014

    • Crystal S.

      Hi Deborah, we will have the remainder of the classes that we will offer up by the end of the week. We are am still ironing out some wrinkles. I understand you need this info for planning.

      1 · June 30, 2014

  • Joey B C.

    Lets do this!!!

    1 · June 30, 2014

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