Intro to Professional Web Development

offered by Refcode

This class will introduce beginners to coding and will give you a good idea of what the day job of a professional developer looks like.

After taking this course, you will be able to hand-code websites using professional tools, and you will have a good idea of whether you want to commit to learning the skills to become a professional developer. This course will not on its own prepare you to get a job as a developer (except perhaps if you are lucky enough to find an internship or a position looking for an “entry level” web developer) but it will give you a great head start and will help you make your final decision about whether or not you’d like to go down that path. For those who do not choose to pursue professional development, the skills you learn will make you a “computer expert” to most people and will help you every time you use a computer or the internet.

In this class you will complete a personal website, registering your own domain and putting it on a web server (provided by the class) and coding it yourself using the industry standard professional tools.

Coding languages you will learn: HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP
Tools you will learn to use: GitHub, Atom, Slack, Trello, Domain Registrars, Web Hosts
Professional Strategies you will learn: Agile methodology, sprints, standup meetings, kanban boards, pair programming, mentorship.

Class meets on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm for 10 weeks.