Intro to Web Concepts

Braintree - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Not sure what web development means?

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

Tired of techies throwing around acronyms that make your head spin?

In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of the web in layman terms. We won't be writing code, this is intended as a lecture to take you through various components of the web and how they work together.

Cost: $20 

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 6–8:30 p.m.

Location: Braintree, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800

This class is for people with little to no technical experience.
Bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes and come prepared with questions.

If you want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team or friends, this course is for you. Topics include but are not limited to:

• What is a web stack?

• What's the difference between web development and web design?

• 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 tools do you need to develop a web site? 

• Who does what on a typical web development team? 

• What is Web 2.0 and the Cloud?

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

Instructor: Lauren Scott

Lauren is a software engineer at Braintree, and also serves on their Developer Community and Diversity & Inclusion Outreach teams. She keeps engaged by Co-Leading RailsBridge Chicago, serving on the RailsBridge Advisory Board, and mentoring students and alumni at Dev Bootcamp. Lauren spends her spare time killing evil gods at the D&D table, teaching herself the ukulele, speaking out for intersectional feminism, crafting cosplay and miniatures, and getting songs from Buffy stuck in her head.

Note: 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 March 15th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. 

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


Wednesday, Mar 29
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 800 Chicago