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Escape the City Tech MBA

Next intake: Jan 18th. Email adele@escapethecity.org to enrol.

Need some tech help, but can’t find a developer?

This 2-day intensive has been designed for escaping entrepreneurs who aren’t exactly sure what they want to do (but know it will involve tech) and for existing non-technical entrepreneurs who want to get their fingers in the code to be able to better understand and help their team.

Learning the basics of coding could save you a fortune of tech agency bills in the early days and is a perfect compliment to the Startup MBA, which gives you the tools and mindset of modern tech startups.

We’ll cover the basics of building and styling websites from scratch, including html, css and javascript. You don’t need any existing knowledge. You’ll will need a computer and a lot of coffee.

Learning outcomes

  • Create and style simple webpages for your company or products
  • Collect and store user information like emails using forms and a database
  • Understand html/css/javascript, and how they fit together
  • Communicate with a tech team
  • Make more informed technical hiring and management decisions
  • Host your website at your own domain name and server
  • Remove the bottleneck of having to find a programmer every time you want to improve the website for your customers

What this course will NOT do

  • You will not be a fluent programmer (although you’ll have a starting point)
  • You will not understand server programming (but you’ll be able to make a website say what you want)
  • You will not be able to create new wordpress themes (though with some trial and error you’ll be able to understand and tweak them)
  • You will not have an easy answer of where to find a technical cofounder (but you will know a little bit more about their world and work)

Curriculum

Day 1

  • Intro and welcome
  • How the web works
  • How to structure and create content of webpages: HTML and HTML5
  • How to style and design webpages: CSS
  • How to collect data from users with forms

Day 2

  • How to add logic, animations, and interactivity: javascript
  • How to store data: Parse and databases
  • How to put your site online

Dates & Cost

  • Saturday 18th Jan, Sunday 19th Jan (10am – 5pm)
  • Apply by emailing adele@escapethecity.org
  • Cost: 300 GBP.

About the teacher

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Devin Hunt is a London based designer and tech entrepreneur.

Devin has founded three companies including Lyst.com and Dex.io.

He has also worked with a variety of brands – like Vice Magazine, Disney Imagineering, and BERG.

He speaks about design, development and building products at startup scale.