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Rochester, NY /

"What's That Mean?" - Web Concepts Workshop

The Rochester Brainery 176 Anderson Ave. F109 , Rochester, NY (map)

Not sure how the Internet works?

Want to build a cool website, but can’t decide what language to use?

Tired of techies throwing around acronyms that make your head spin?

In this talk, we will walk through the fundamentals of web development in layman terms. While we won't be writing code, we'll take you through various components of the web and how they work together. If you want to learn how to communicate better with your technical team or friends, this is for you. 

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?

• Which programming languages are compiled on a server and which are compiled in a web browser?

• What do you need to know before building a web site?

• What language should you use and what are the differences?

• What tools do you need to develop a web site?

• Who does what on a typical web development team?

• What is Web 2.0 and the Cloud?

This talk is intended for people with little to no technical experience.


Something to take notes (laptop suggested but not necessary).

About the teacher: Kristen Seversky

Kristen Seversky is the co-leader of Girl Develop It and a senior web developer at Pharos Systems. She graduated from RIT with a B.S. in New Media - Interactive Development and a Masters in Communication & Media Technologies. Kristen has built websites and solutions on a large variety of CMS platforms (Wordpress, Drupal, etc.), MVC frameworks (CakePHP, C#), and often freelances her time to fix Ruby on Rails projects with various front-end languages. She is excited to share her experience and help influence others to make the internet a better place!


Message us at rochester[at] or find us on Slack so we can help!

We hope to see you there!


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