Intro to Web Concepts

iLoan, a OneMain brand - 100 South Wacker Drive, Suite 400 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Thu, Sep 28, 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: $25 

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

Date: Thursday, September 28, 6–8:30 p.m.

Location: iLoan - 100 South Wacker Drive Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60642

Additional location information:

Attendees *must* provide their full name as it appears on their ID for building security. When you RSVP to this event, you will be prompted for this information. Do not leave blank or you will not be able to get past security.

This space is wheelchair accessible. Entrance is off Monroe Street, next to the patio of SouthBranch restaurant. Head south along this walkway and around to the south entrance of the building. 

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?

Refund Policy: Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows. We only extend refunds if  1) the class is cancelled by the GDI chapter leaders due to low enrollment, or 2) the class is rescheduled and you cannot make the rescheduled date.

Scholarships: 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 20th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Instructor: Allison Seboldt

Allison is a web developer at a prominent Chicago trading firm (DRW). She is passionate about tech and encouraging women to pursue technical roles. Outside of work, she enjoys reading for her bookclub, watching football, and keeping her new kitten out of trouble. 

Hosted by: iLoan, a OneMain brand

iLoan is focused on one simple thing: making borrowing better. We’re pioneering the future of consumer lending by creating a different online loan experience. The key? A simpler process with a personal touch. Our goal is to help connect people with the funds they need in order to take charge of their financial future.

Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 1 week in advance

Teaching Assistants: If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this or future workshops, please visit our volunteer page. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.

Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

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


Thursday, Sep 28
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)


iLoan, a OneMain brand
100 South Wacker Drive, Suite 400 Chicago