Intro to Web Concepts

Weddingwire - 2 Wisconsin Cir Chevy Chase - View Map Girl Develop It D.C.
Thu, May 22, 2014, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Want to learn how to code but not sure where to start?

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

If you are a complete beginner to coding and/or want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team/friends, this workshop is for you. 

In this class, we will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. While we won't be writing code, we'll take you through various components of the web and how they work together. Topics include but are not limited to:

• What is the World Wide Web?

• 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 beginners with little to no technical experience. Bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes. If it's the latter, make sure it's charged or you have a charger with you.  Come prepared with questions for a Q&A at the end. 

About the Teacher:   

Kaitlin Devine is a software developer, working mostly in Python and Javascript. Currently she works at 18F, a technology incubator inside the General Services Administration. Before that, she spent five years researching and advocating for open data and transparency in federal spending at the Sunlight Foundation. She has a B.S. in Applied Math from Johns Hopkins University. When she's not programming she loves gardening, building robots for her garden, and spending time with her husband and Finnegan the dog. 

Prerequisites:

NONE!  Just come with a willingness to learn, a way to take notes, and your questions!  

Space and pizza/drinks for this class are being generously provided by our sponsor, WeddingWire.  

Refund Policy: Your payment guarantees your seat in the course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, your seat is yours to sell or give to someone else - just please let us know who!  As a rule we don't offer refunds or credits;  Instead your class fee will go toward our chapter fund which we will use to establish a scholarship fund going forward.   That said, please do reach out and let us know if you have extenuating circumstances.

When

Thursday, May 22
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Where

Weddingwire
2 Wisconsin Cir Chevy Chase