PHP for Beginners

Hosted by Warby Parker - 295 Lafayette St. (6th Floor) New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Thu, Oct 24, 2013, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

PHP was one of the first and still is the most popular language on the web for building dynamic websites without having to compile code. As a server side language, PHP allows authors to retrieve data from any database, manipulate it and display it on the web, enabling users to interact with it. To date, PHP powers millions of websites including Facebook, Etsy and the most popular CMS applications, like Wordpress and Drupal. 

This course is an introduction to PHP and how it interacts with web servers. Students can expect a syntax and, server-side concepts, and an overview of MySQL.

This is a 4 week course. The fee of $90 covers all 4 weeks.

Week 1: Thrusday, October 24th, 7-9pm | Intro to PHP

Week 2: Thursday, November 7th, 7-9pm | Making Decisions with PHP

Week 3: Thursday, November 14th, 7-9pm | Creating Forms with PHP

Week 4: Thursday, November 21st, 7-9pm | Sending Email

Note: When you register, you MUST provide your first and last name for security at our hosts' location: Warby Parker.

About the teacher

I’m Leo Newball, Jr., a web developer, designer, and data geek on a mission to empower my clients to achieve their dreams through technology. 
I started building websites in 1995, when domain names cost just $35 and everyone’s favorite search engine was Yahoo!. 15 years later and couple executive staff jobs later, I now use my development, design, and data skills to create dynamic websites for a wide variety of clients in fields like film, tech and non-profit organizations. My current favorite platforms and languages are HTML 5, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL.

Software Required For This Class

For this class, you will need the following items:

A text editor - popular and free ones are 
- TextWrangler (OSX - Free) 
- Sublime Text (OSX / Windows - Free to try) 
- Notepad++ (Windows - Free)

A web server environment (Choose One) 
- For Mac/OSX - MAMP (http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html
- For Windows - WAMP (http://www.wampserver.com/en/
- If either doesn't work, try XAAMP (http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html)

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You can take a sneak peak at the material here: <a href="http://www.girldevelopit.com/materials">http://www.girldevelopit.com/materials. Look for the PHP core curriculum.

When

Thursday, Oct 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Where

Hosted by Warby Parker
295 Lafayette St. (6th Floor) New York