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Virtual Class: Intro to HTML/CSS

Virtual Classes

October 29, 2020, 11:00 PM UTC – October 30, 2020, 1:00 AM UTC


About this event

Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you!

HTML and CSS are incredibly useful skills for bloggers, content creators, email marketers, small business owners, designers; it is absolutely necessary for front-end web developers.

This beginner course will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS, the language and tools used by the billions of webpages out there today to mark up content. The comprehensive workshop will be a mix of lectures, pair programming, and hands-on exercises building your own webpage.

We will cover:

  • Introduction to HTML — what is it? why does it matter?
  • History of HTML — how does it interacts with the browser? why does it matter?
  • Layout of an HTML page — html, head, body
  • HTML elements — paragraphs, lists, divs, spans


Attendees are not expected to have any previous HTML or programming experience.


  • Your laptop (Mac, PC, Linux) and charger
  • A modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
  • A text editor - we recommend either Sublime Text or Atom (both free)

INSTRUCTOR: Tinuola "Tinu" Awopetu

Tinuola “Tinu" Awopetu is a UI-UX Developer with many incarnations in Tech: Content Producer-Writer, Marketing Manager, Community Evangelist, Blogger, Podcaster, and Women’s Leadership Advocate. She “stumbled” into a coding bootcamp one day and discovered a new creative sweet spot. Learning about and working with front-end technology excites her constantly. By teaching and sharing her experiences, she hopes to encourage and support other Women and BIPOC to claim their place in Tech. When not coding (or troubleshooting CSS), she’s on a yoga mat, or catching up on her favorite streaming shows, or reading fiction.

No shows: Your course fee will be donated to the GDI scholarship fund.

Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 5 days before class start date.

Code of Conduct: Girl DevelopIt mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct.