The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Dayton Tech & Startups

Intro to Web Concepts

  • Sparkbox 123 Webster Street Dayton, OH, 45402 United States

This will be a one-time workshop on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This is not a continuing series. 

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 class, 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 or you're considering a career in technology but don't know where to begin, this course 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? 

• 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?

This class is for people with little to no technical experience.


We have a couple of small interactive elements, so if you'd like to bring a wi-fi enabled laptop to play along, please do, although it is not required.



This workshop will be taught by Katy Bowman with the help of several teaching assistants.



Katy is a self-taught developer currently working as a software engineer at Lexis Nexis. Prior to pursuing a career in programming, Katy worked as a writer/editor and spent almost ten years as a community and regional planner. In addition to building websites, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids and reading and writing books.

If you're interested in helping out as a teaching assistant, please let us know.



Thanks to Sparkbox for the venue! 

We are also very lucky to have Lexis Nexis sponsoring our class snacks! 

Thanks to both for your generosity!! 


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All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

If we have less than 7 students registered for the class as of three days prior to the class start date, we reserve the right to cancel the class and reschedule for a later date. Any students registered at that time will be refunded their full registration fee.