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 web development 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.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 6–8 p.m.
Location: Groupon at 600 W Chicago, 4th Floor in Hello Food.
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?
• Where are web site files generally stored?
• 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 do you need to know before building a web site? What language should you use and what are the differences?
• 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?
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.
Instructor: Liz Abinante
Liz Abinante is a very enthusiastic web developer living in Chicago. She is co-leader of GDI Chicago and a full-stack engineer at Instructure. She speaks, teaches, and writes about web development, diversity, education, accessibility, and popular culture. She will do just about anything for a good taco.
Hosted by: Groupon
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Note: you must provide your first and last name as it appears on your ID when your RSVP for building security.