Intro to Web Concepts

Groupon 3rd Floor - 600 W. Chicago Ave Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Sep 23, 2015, 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, September 23, 6–8 p.m.

Location: Groupon, 600 W Chicago Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL

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: Arelia Jones

Arelia is a digital producer and an instructor at CoderSpace where she teaches high school students how to build websites. She has a lifelong passion for the web and has produced sites and web features for in-house brands and external clients in a variety of industries. 

Hosted by: Groupon

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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 Nov 11. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Note: you must provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID when your RSVP for building security.


Wednesday, Sep 23
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Groupon 3rd Floor
600 W. Chicago Ave Chicago