Programming for Non-Programmers: Fundamentals and Front-End Web Development
Keith Muth, Product Developer, Kinsights
Part 1: Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 - 2:30 PM
Part 2: Saturday, December 15th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Note: There is a short break for lunch during the first session, lunch will be provided.
The barriers to building a world-class web product have never been lower and the skills needed to do so have never been easier to acquire. But everyone needs to start somewhere. This workshop is designed to give total beginners the best practices they need to understand the web better, talk confidently with developers, and even get their first website up and running. This class will not train you to be a professional programmer but it will equip you with the basic skills you need to take the next steps in building your own web apps.
Part 1: Fundamentals, HTML & CSS
The first segment will begin by teaching students the answers to all of their most basic questions, like: What languages should you use for your project? What’s a CMS? What’s the difference between Front End and Back End? What are the different stages of Web Development? How can I tell if a developer is as good as he or she says?
After the fundamentals are covered, students will take out their laptops and start coding. Over the course of 4 hours we'll get our hands dirty and learn by doing. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the basic front-end languages of HTML and CSS. By the end of the workshop each student will have built and launched their first rudimentary website using these languages.
Prerequisites: You must bring a laptop to class (Mac preferred, as the examples on screen will be for the Mac OS).
Keith Muth is currently the co-founder of Kinsights. With over 10 years of professional experience on the web, he is a product developer with expertise in front-end development, user experience, and product marketing. Prior to joining Kinsights, Keith was a web developer at Viget Labs and Associate Director of Web Development at Corporate Executive Board.
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