Code School

Helping Australians who are unemployed or underemployed get into web development.

Why am I volunteering to teach a free course?

I'm employed full-time in the I.T industry but have spare capacity to volunteer in upskilling Aussies into web development both because it's good to help those who are struggling as a result of the pandemic, but also because there is a tech skills shortage in Australia.

It's a win-win for people getting jobs and for the industry getting more tech workers. I also hope that other tech professionals will follow and do more volunteer teaching.

About this course

This course covers the fundamentals that web developers should learn1. Each class is 2hrs from 7pm - 9pm Sydney time and it will be hosted via Zoom.

There will be breakout rooms where students will have a chance to share their knowledge.

This is a "hands-on" course where you will be coding :)

About the instructor

William Parry (LinkedIn | GitHub) has been a developer for over 15 years and is the co-founder of OpenLaw NZ. He is passionate about bridging the digital divide.

Eligibility Criteria

Australians who are unemployed/underemployed and who are open to the idea of becoming a web developer.

Class Requirements

There is no assumed knowledge as the course will cover downloading the free software that's used for coding.

  • Computer with Internet connection and a webcam (You will be expected to participate with video)
  • Zoom
  • Commitment to complete the course

Register

Registration closes . Spaces are limited and subject to approval.

Please note: while this course will help you on your way to becoming a web developer and teach you how to find resources online, it makes no guarantees about job placements or suitability for positions in the industry.

Schedule

Introduction

Learn about the Web and participate in a general Q&A session.

Getting Started

Install the software and learn how to write semantic HTML.

Linking & Media

Create links and embed images.

Adding Style

Write CSS to make your webpages look good.

Exercises

Create your own homepage with all the things you've learned.

Git & GitHub

Learn about source control and get your homepage online.