PHP for Beginners

AOL - 770 Broadway 5th Floor New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

PHP was one of the first and still the most popular language on the web that allows people to build dynamic websites without having to compile code. As a server side language, PHP can retrieve data from any database, manipulate it and display it on the web for users to interact with. PHP is used by millions of websites including Facebook, Etsy and the most popular CMS applications Wordpress and Drupal.

This course is an introduction to PHP and how it interacts with web servers. For this course, students will become introduced to PHP, server-side concepts, and MySQL.


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

Week 1: Monday, March 11, 7-9pm

Week 2: Monday, March 18, 7-9pm

Week 3: Monday, March 25, 7-9pm

Week 4: Monday, April 1, 7-9pm


Note: When you register, you MUST provide your first and last name for security at AOL. You will check in at the front desk before going up to the 5th floor.

About the teacher

Leo Newball, Jr has had a fascination with technology since he was 11 years old. Since that early age, he immersed himself in the world of technology, often referred to as the stereotypical computer geek in neighborhood and school. Interests became action when, throughout middle school and high school, he taught computer literacy to individuals of all ages, and performed computer consultancy to individuals on a one-to-one basis. His interests always lay with emerging and evolving technology, thus as the Internet became an evolving force, his attention was drawn in its direction.

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 sever environment (Choose One)
- For Mac/OSX - MAMP (
- For Windows - WAMP (
- If either doesn't work, try XAAMP (


Monday, Mar 11
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)


770 Broadway 5th Floor New York