Intro to Web Concepts

Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2017 · Raleigh, United States of America

What’s the difference between a client and a server? What is UX? What’s a database? What is web hosting and do I have to buy it from Danica Patrick? Is the cloud going to rain on me?

This two-hour workshop covers the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. It covers basic concepts like the difference between a client and a server, the difference between backend and front end code, the tools needed to develop a website, and the typical web development team. This class is for people with little to no technical experience. 

This class can get you up to speed to take our Intro to HTML/CSS course, which will be offered next in late 2017.

Snacks and space for the event are being sponsored by our friends at Atlantic BT!

Your Teachers: 

Sylvia Pellicore, Web Developer

Sylvia Pellicore is a researcher and web developer based in Durham, NC. Her background is in special libraries. She is interested in emerging web technologies, accessibility, and usability. Sylvia loves to help introduce people to new technologies, and is excited about the chance to help more women join the Triangle's vibrant tech community.

Sarah Kahn, UX Designer/Developer at Intel

Sarah Kahn is a UX unicorn and a co-leader of Girl Develop It RDU. She is an alum and loves open source, teaching, and recruiting people to the world of technology. She and Sylvia have been known to give presentations together involving altogether more kitten pictures than are advisable.

Tech Requirements:

Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. We have laptops available for loan if you don't have one, just let us know at [masked]!

A modern browser such as Chrome or or Firefox.

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked]


We will offer two scholarships to this class. We must receive your application by August 17, 2017 to consider it. Please fill out this form to apply:

Refund Policy:

 Your payment of $20 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, because there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

We sometimes take pictures at events to post on social media. If you are uncomfortable having pictures taken or posted on social media, please let us know at the start of the event.

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email us at [masked]. We want to make sure everyone can participate!

Event organizers
  • Girl Develop It RDU

    It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today's budding developer community is up to 91% male. There isn't a comfortable place where women can learn at their own pace and not be afraid to ask "stupid questions." We decided it was time to provide a place where all questions are OK and everyone can learn in a sup...

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