Intro to HTML/CSS (one day workshop)

Motorola Mobility - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Oct 4, 2014, 9:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. 

Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you! 

If you've experienced frustration when trying to build your own websites before...

have no fear! Girl Develop It will help you tackle the basics of HTML and CSS without breaking a sweat. This beginner-level program will teach you the basics and help you along the way as you develop your own website.

By the end of the class, HTML and CSS will no longer be your foes. You'll be like:

Cost: $90 

Date: Saturday, October 4th from 9 AM–6 PM
Breakfast and coffee will be provided. 

Location: Motorola Mobility - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800 (18th Floor)

How to find us

To get to the Motorola Mobility lobby, please check-in at the Motorola Mobility security desk on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart (the desk is marked with signage and the Motorola logo). From there, you will be directed up the elevators to the 18th floor lobby, where you will need to present an ID in order to receive your visitor's badge from reception. 

Note: You must check-in with first floor security in order to get to the lobby. If you proceed directly to the 18th floor from a different elevator bank in the Merchandise Mart, you will not be able to enter Motorola. If you are arriving at the Merchandise Mart via the brown line, you will need to go back down to the first floor of the Mart, and will not be able to proceed directly from the second floor.

Parking details

There are self parking lots located on 215 W Hubbard as well as 401 N. Wells.

We are located on the Merchandise Mart stop on the Brown and Purple line of the CTA (stops @the 2nd floor of Merchandise Mart)

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is September 26th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC).

Topics covered:

• What is HTML? How does it interact with the browser?

• Basic layout of an HTML page, including nesting.

• Basic HTML elements, such as paragraphs and lists.

• What is CSS? How does it work? How do you use it?

• Font changes, color changes, styles, layouts, and positioning with CSS.

• Using divs, spans, ids, and classes to style your content.

• The box model, floats, columns, headers, and footers.

If you are unsure if you should take Intro or Intermediate, use the above topic list to help to determine which class is more suited to your skills.

Instructor: Lauren Scott

Lauren is a Junior Developer at Brad's Deals, poet, Dev Bootcamp graduate, and general life enthusiast.  She loves programming because it combines her passion for creating things with her love of problem solving.  Girl Develop It gave her a safe space to throw herself whole-heartedly into web development, and she’s ready to pay it forward!  She’s passionate about teaching, learning, coding, feminism, tabletop RPGs and a good dumpling. 

Host and Sponsor: Motorola Mobility Foundation

Our mission is to improve people’s lives and communities through technology.  We support innovative non-profits and collaborate with learning institutions, startups, government, corporate, and civic organizations to accomplish our mission.  We execute our mission through the Team4Good, a group of dedicated employee volunteers who drive philanthropic projects that inspire them. 

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Paige through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.

All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct.


Saturday, Oct 4
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (CDT)


Motorola Mobility
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800 Chicago