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Web Concepts 101 - Great First Class!

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Price: $30.00 /per person

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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 and friends, this workshop is for you. This class is also great for UX professionals, project managers, small business owners, designers, and anyone who wants to understand how the web works.

In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. We won't be writing code, but we'll take you through various components of the web and how they work together. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• What is a web stack?

• 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's the difference between a web developer and a web designer?

• What is the Cloud?


There are no prerequisites for this class - it's for beginners with little to no technical experience.

What to bring

Bring a notepad, a tablet, or a laptop to take notes.

No Refunds

If you can no longer attend the class you signed up and paid for, your payment will be donated to the local chapter scholarship fund. You can help another woman in need!


We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

About Suzette Franck

Suzette Franck ( has been in web development for over twenty years; she started making hand-coded HTML websites on geocities with font tags and tables back in 1995. Since then, she has taught herself CSS, Sass, PHP, MySQL, as well as becoming a WordPress expert; evangelizing and presenting at almost thirty WordCamps across the United States and Canada, about all aspects of building and maintaining sites on self-hosted WordPress. She is a regular co-host of the popular weekly podcast about WordPress, and teaches web development with Girl Develop It. When Suzette is not WordPressing, she is enjoys creative pursuits such as adult coloring, crocheting, painting, making crafts, baking, or playing with her cat.

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