Dev Bootcamp - 1033 W. Van Buren Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 10:00 AM (CST)

About this event

Have you experimented with basic HTML/CSS, but want to take the next step in learning how to make an interesting, modern website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? 

Do you feel giddy at the prospect of learning responsive design and new HTML5 and CSS3 elements?

Then this class is for you!


• Standard practices that designers/developers use. CSS resets, standard widths, wrappers, and other tricks.

• What's this new fancy HTML5 and what can it do? Differences, compatibility, upgrades, semantics, new elements, accessibility, and how to use it today.

• CSS3 - the shiny bits! Vendor styles, new properties (rounded corners!), transitions, and what you can use today & how.

• Intro to responsive layouts. How to make a site responsive and what it means to be 'responsive.'

• Anything else that comes up! As always, we're here to candidly answer all your questions throughout the class.


• Understanding of HTML/CSS 
• How classes & IDs work with HTML & CSS 
• How to build a basic site using <div> elements 
• CSS targeting with IDs, classes, elements, etc
• Have taken our Intro to HTML/CSS class or equivalent
• Review Intro HTML/CSS slides (available here) before attending

NOTE: It is highly recommended that you have taken our introductory course (or have previous experience with HTML & CSS) prior to taking this class. Basic knowledge of HTML & CSS are assumed.


• Your laptop & charger 
• A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer" extension or Firefox and Firebug installed. 
• A text editor, installed prior to class. We recommend Sublime Text 2 or 3 (It's free and available for both Mac and PC).

Date: Saturday, January 21st from 10AM-6PM

Breakfast will be provided by the lovely folks at Dev Bootcamp.

Location: Dev Bootcamp, 1033 W. Van Buren, Suite 300 (3rd Floor)

Parking: You may be able to find free parking in the surrounding neighborhood, although it can be hard to find when the weather is colder. Tip: Try to come early and check the side streets; also check near the Target at W Jackson and S Aberdeen.

Cost: $90

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

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is January 7th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Instructor: Marvin Cespedes

Marvin Cespedes is a Front-end Designer for Vox Media, and webmaster for The Human Library Chicago. Constantly jumping between graphic design and front-end development, Marvin spends a bunch of his free time not sleeping properly. A dog-lover (cats are cool too--no judgement), podcast addict, and a secret otaku.

Host: Dev Bootcamp

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact us via Meetup. 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.


Sunday, Jan 22
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM (CST)


Dev Bootcamp
1033 W. Van Buren Chicago