Introduction to PHP

Aug 4, 2015 · Durham, United States of America

This 4-part course runs on Tuesday evenings: August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. The classes run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm each evening.
PHP is the language that powers Facebook, Wikipedia, WordPress, and more--in fact, it is the most common server-side language on the web! You can use PHP to build interactive, dynamic websites. We will go over the basics of programming with PHP--variables, functions, loops, and more! We will also show you how to connect your code to a MySQL database. By the end of the class you will have a fully functional PHP website. 
This class is sponsored by the American Underground and Smashing Boxes! 
The American Underground is a Community Partner providing support to host GDIRDU’s classes at the American Tobacco Campus.
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended for this class. You do not need any programming experience.
Please email us at [masked] for any questions.

We will have two scholarships available for this class.
We must receive your application by July 28th to consider it. 
Scholarships are now closed for this event. 
Your Teacher: Sylvia Richardson, Web Developer
Sylvia Richardson 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.


Tech Requirements:
Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.
A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer" extension or Firefox and Firebug installed.
A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (It's free and available for both Mac and PC).

Refund policy: Your payment of $80 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via Meetup.com 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.
If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked]

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