What the Tech?!

Jul 30, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Whether you're completely new to tech or looking to switch fields without knowing where to start, our introductory class provides the essential guidance and insight you need. Discover diverse career paths, gain foundational skills, and unlock the doors to your future in the tech industry.

About this event


What the Tech will introduce you to the basics of web development and the developer’s place in it. Through slides and live examples, you’ll gain an understanding of modern web development and the many avenues to success in it.

This class will cover:

If you are curious about starting a career in web development, join our workshop “What the Tech” on July 30 at 3pm ET. In our introductory course, we will discuss early career paths in web development and introduce indispensable developer tools. We will also introduce the backbone of every webpage you encounter online---HTML and CSS---through a hands-on coding session. Whether you are a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this course equips you with the knowledge and practical experience to succeed in creating dynamic and visually compelling websites.

Event Details:

Tuesday, July 30 @ 3p - 5p ET/12pm - 2pm PT


  • 3:00 - 3:15 Intro slides
  • 3:15 - 3:50 HTML Lecture
  • 3:50 - 4:00 Break
  • 4:00 - 4:50 Code-along
  • 4:50 - 5:00 Q&A

Required equipment

  • No prior coding skills are needed
  • Stable internet access
  • Codepen free account (https://codepen.io)

Class Cost: Free, but you must register by July 5th!
After July 5th, Class Cost: $15 (2 hours)

Technical Requirements:

Web Browser:
  • Recommended: Chrome or Firefox
  • Zoom: Download here.
  • Join GDI’s Community Slack channel (Invites will be sent after registration)


Code of Conduct: GDI expects that all participants abide by our code of conduct, which ensures a safe, supportive learning space for women and non-binary adults in software development. Visit https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/ for our full code of conduct. 

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Want More from GDI? GDI offers a variety of ways you can join our community! Whether you are brand new to tech or want to advance the experience you've already racked up, we have something for you. When you join as a member, you develop your own pathway to develop code, confidence, and community. If you just want to get your feet wet or want a personal coach to land your dream job, GDI has memberships to match your interest, availability, and budget. Learn more here. Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/).


  • Charlean Baxter


  • Katie Brydon

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director

  • Jeseekia Vaughn

  • Katie Franco


    Executive Director


  • Katie Franco

    Girl Develop It

    Executive Director

  • Tinuola Awopetu

    Training Director

  • Katie Brydon (she/her)

    Girl Develop It

    Community Director