BOULDER - Intro to Web Concepts - or what is that web developer talking about?

This is a past event

16 people went

Price: $10.00 /per person

Gloo Office

815 Pearl St · Boulder, CO

How to find us

The house with the white picket fence!

Location image of event venue


Not sure how the Internet works?

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

Tired of techies throwing around acronyms that you fail to get?

In this talk, 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.

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's 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?

You will also go through some demos on how a web site can be made using different web tools.

Bring something to take notes with!

I started developing at a very young age and it blossomed from hobby to full time career. I'm a geek at heart and can geek out on anything I feel quite passionate about, and Programming is one of those things.

I started out as a web admin and moved quickly into full time web developer for a contracting company on the east coast. I got to explore cool technologies like D3.js, Node, AngularJS and Clojure as well as some other mainstream like Java. Earlier this year, I moved on to join an exciting startup as the Senior Client Side Developer for a company trying to change the world: Gloo. I am passionate about test driven development, pair programming, and shipping code. Mentoring is an integral part of my day to day and I love the process. I have learned so much, and I'm ready to help you learn just as much if not more!

We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for an event, please contact Cara Jo Miller at [masked]

815 Pearl St
Boulder, CO

Gloo is located on Pearl Street, you can park in front or along Pine & Spruce streets, which are free in the evenings.

All 5 of downtown Boulder's parking garages ( are also close by.

Use the #carpool channel in Slack ( to find a buddy!

The HOP bus drops you off on Pearl Street.
The 208, SKIP & Y, will drop you off at Spruce & Broadway.
The Downtown Boulder station is a .5 mile walk.


We charge a small registration fee for workshops for a few reasons. A portion of the fee goes to the instructor to thank them for volunteering their time. The rest of the fee goes back to the community to pay for scholarship and food/drink for this and future events.

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NOTE: If we have less than 5 people signed up for this event up to a week before the starting date, it will be postponed for a later date.

We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application [] if you are interested.

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct ( [].