Web Development for Beginners

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop Series

Web Development for Beginners

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop Series

About this workshop series

Get a handle on programming fundamentals and development tools that can be used across all programming languages to set yourself up for success before getting started in web development or working with developers.

In this workshop, you’ll get acquainted with the tools, resources, and fundamental skills that can help you get started in any programming language, as well has how to communicate with and manage developers. You’ll learn to explain how data is manipulated and sent across the internet as you build Ruby scripts and a simple web application. You’ll find out how to understand and utilize error messages, as well as using Git and GitHub to share and work with source code.

If you've thought about beginning a career in web development, or are hoping to work more effectively with developers, this class is a great first step.

Takeaways

  • Gain an understanding of cross-language programming basics: data types, writing functions, iteration, and programming logic
  • Create your own Ruby applications
  • Read and react to error messages -Gain confidence in your ability to continue learning away from the classroom
  • Use Git/GitHub for version control

Prereqs & Preparation

This program is intended for beginners, so no prior experience is required, but we recommend that you come prepared! If you have no working knowledge of the terminal, we strongly recommend that you work through this command line tutorial. If you have no working knowledge of HTML/CSS, we strongly recommend that you complete Project 1 in Dash.

Students should bring a laptop (preferably a Mac) with the following programs installed and configured:

  • Ruby
  • Git
  • Homebrew
  • Sublime/Atom Text Editor

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