Introduction to Web Development (1 day course)

Date:
Friday 30 August 2013

Time:
9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue:
Room 603/604, 6th Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

Speaker:
Dr Nick Whitelegg, Southampton Solent University

Cost:
Free of charge and open to Non-BCS members as well as BCS members. Booking is essential.

Joint event between BCS Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent University.

As the numbers are very limited, booking is essential, directly with Dr Nick Whitelegg, note there might be a slight delay in responses.

This one-day course will introduce the fundamentals of server-side web development to desktop programmers. The course will cover the client-server architecture of a web application, server side scripting with PHP, interacting with a MySQL database, and building multi-page web applications and maintaining state using query strings and session variables. The course will consist of a mixture of short presentations and practical sessions in which students will get the chance to build a simple web application.

Participants should have programming experience and ideally should know basic HTML.

This one day practical, laboratory based training course has been arranged thanks to Southampton Solent University, given by Dr Nick Whitelegg. The course is aimed at unemployed and under-employed computing professionals. As numbers are restricted, applications should be made directly to nick.whitelegg@solent.ac.uk indicating the appropriate course, your relevant knowledge and experience, and if you are currently employed - preference would be given to those 'under-employed', such as due to redundancy, lack of contracts etc.

Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.