Understanding the Stack: A Non-Programmer's Guide to Web and Mobile Programming | September 1

€35 EUR each
Thursday, 1 September, 2022
1 3 pm EDT
Paris (Online)

About This Class

Learn to talk the talk without walking the walk. This class is for people who want to speak intelligently about tech. Whether you're recruiting developers, a first-time product manager, or simply want to work in a tech startup, you need to know what is happening in the engineering department.

This workshop will provide an overview of the latest web and mobile technologies, demystify common programming concepts, and provide clear instruction on how to effectively launch apps on web and mobile platforms.

Bring your questions! Participants will get the opportunity to address any specific concepts they are struggling with.


  • Learn what the tech stack is, and what the trade-offs are between different programming languages
  • Understand the difference between Ruby and Rails, an API and an SDK, and Java and JavaScript
  • Learn what are the common tools for building apps, and what these actually do (Github, Sublime, AWS)


  • This class is taken completely online via Zoom.
  • We will provide a link to the session 24 hours before & again, on the day of the class, to the email used to purchase a ticket. If you have signed up on behalf of a friend or colleague, please forward along this information.

NOTE: this class will not be recorded, however, slides will be sent within 7 days following the session.

About the Instructor

Matt Studdert Photo

Freelance Developer and Instructor

Having originally worked in the health & fitness industry for 5 years, Matt enrolled in General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive course in April 2014. Since then he has worked as a Front-end/JavaScript developer and is now a Freelance developer and a Lead Instructor on the part-time Front-end Web Development course.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Matt has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.

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