Update: Here are the slides!
Tired of techies throwing around acronyms that make your head spin?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
- What: Web Fundamentals Workshop
- Who: Ladies (and friends) with little to no technical experience, who want to learn how the web works
- When: 6pm on May 22nd
- Where: Room 309 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library
- How much: Free, but please remember to pay for parking ($2/hour, free after 7:30pm)
- How do I sign up? Go here, and fill out the form.
- What to bring: We’ll have computers available, but feel free to bring a notepad, tablet, or laptop to take notes, and definitely bring your questions!
- What will we cover:
We will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layperson terms. While we won’t be writing code, we’ll do some hands-on activities to help present various components of the web and how they work together. Topics include but are not limited to:
- What is the World Wide Web?
- Where are web site files generally stored?
- What is the difference between a client and a server?
- What do all of these acronyms mean?
- What kinds of programming languages are used on the web?
- What do you need to know before building a web site?
- What is Web 2.0 and the Cloud?
(Thanks to Girl Develop It for providing an outline for this class and text we could borrow for this blog post. In open source fashion, we’ve modified both heavily, but we’re grateful for the starting point!)