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Build & Deploy Your Own Website!

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Price: $90.00 /per person
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Over the past six months, we've covered a bit of HTML and CSS, some design concepts, and even a bit of JavaScript. Now it's time to piece it all together! In the final workshop of our Front End Series, we will build and deploy a live portfolio/"About Me" website together!

This class will meet for two 5-hour sessions. Both sessions are covered in the $90 class fee, as well as a special exclusive offer for your personalized domain and web hosting, via SiteGround (!

Class 1: June 3rd, 11AM to 4PM

We will recap some of the concepts needed to build a simple website, and provide a template to help you get started. Our teacher will be there to lead the way, and our friendly team of TAs will be available to help you too!

Class 2: June 4th, 11AM to 4PM

By the end of Day 2, you will walk away with a live website that you can continue improving upon! Be sure to put this one on your resume and show off what you can do!

Prerequisites -

Familiarity with HTML and CSS.

Instructor: Natalie MacLees

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. She is the author of jQuery for Designers, now in its second edition. She was the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 and 2013. She founded Website Weekend LA, a 48-hour hackathon matching web professionals with nonprofits in need to websites. She's also the founder and chapter leader of the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It, bringing affordable and accessible coding classes to the community. Along with Nathan Tyler, she created the Draw Attention WordPress plugin for creating interactive images. She makes her online home at

Teaching Assistants: TBA

What to Bring -

Please bring a laptop and charger to class. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes.

Since we will be building our own portfolio sites, its strongly recommended to work on your content in advance (about me, photos you want to include, references to your work, etc.) that you want featured on your site. This will allow you to focus on the building stage during your class time.

We'll be using a modern web browser and a text editor in class. If you don't already have these installed, please install them before you come to class.

For web browsers, we recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. For a text editor, we recommend Sublime Text 2. Note that you do not have to purchase Sublime Text 2. If you download the free evaluation version that will be good enough for class.

Scholarships -

Unemployed or in financial distress and interested in taking this workshop? Apply for a GDI scholarship (


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at sandiego [at] girldevelopit dot com.

Enrollment -

If we have less than 8 people signed up for this class, it might be cancelled or postponed.

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!

Sponsors -

Thank you Qualcomm for providing this space and funding for Scholarships:

Thank you to Dev Bootcamp for providing lunch!

Thank you to SiteGround for offering an exclusive discount to our chapter!

We encourage our members to connect and carpool! Feel free to reach out on Slack (

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

This is class is part of our Spring 2017 front end development series.