Introduction to Web Development

Friday 29 August 2014

9.00am - 5.00pm

Room 607, 6th Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, East Park Terrace, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0YN | Maps

Free to BCS Members and Non members

Organised jointly with BCS Hampshire Branch and Southampton Solent University

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  indicating for the 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. (He will be away from 14th to 29th July inclusive so please do not expect a response in that time period, however bookings are welcome) - - bookings can be taken now, but if a place is booked, please let Nick know if you were unable to come, as thee is expected to be a waiting list for places.

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.