Intro to Web Concepts

Aug 30, 2016 · Durham, United States of America

This one-day class will be held on Tuesday, August 30th. Class will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
We will meet at TransLoc; free parking is available on site.
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. If you are an experienced web developer, this isn't the class for you.
This class can get you up to speed to take our next Intro to HTML/CSS course.
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.
Basia Coulter, UX Designer
A UX designer with a former career in neuroscience, Basia is interested in user-centered design and development. She is fascinated by what makes good design; what affordances and feedback need to be present for an interface to be intuitive; and how people interpret interfaces and interact with them. She also likes to have her hands under the hood and loves writing HTML and Sass to prototype compelling interfaces. A believer that a designer must know her medium well, Basia has a passion for knowing All Things Web.
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. Let us know if you need one about a week before the class at  [masked].
A modern browser such as Chrome or or Firefox.
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.
Accessibility: If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email us at [masked]. We want to make sure everyone can participate!

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