Workshop designed for non-techies in high school and college
The first Stetson HackerSpace workshop for the spring semester, Build and Deploy Your First Website, will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m. Participants will learn the structure and syntax of basic HTML and CSS. They also will receive a skeleton of a portfolio website and will update the HTML to include information about themselves and edit the CSS to style and position elements on their page. Then, they will deploy their new website.
Stetson HackerSpace, the university’s official computer science club, designed a series of computer/tech workshops for Stetson University and area high school students with no computer experience. The upcoming workshop is the third in the series and students from all majors and backgrounds are welcome to attend.
Each workshop will be held in the computer labs (rooms 317 and 322) in the Lynn Business Center at the corner of Woodland Boulevard and E. Michigan Avenue. Participants can pre-register for any of the free workshops by emailing [email protected]. Students also can register at the Lynn Business Center on the day of the workshops, but only if space is still available.
The final workshop in the series, Hacking Alexa, will be Saturday, Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. In that session, participants will learn the basics of how to build skills for Amazon Alexa to run on Alexa devices, such as the Amazon Tap or Echo.
Stetson HackerSpace organizers hope the workshops will provide students with the confidence to attend Stetson’s annual spring hackathon even if they don’t have a computer/tech background.
The hackathon, now known as the Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + HatterHacks, is a three-day event in which students from universities and high schools throughout the state gather on campus to participate in tech workshops, app-building competitions, networking with big-name tech companies and other activities.
The Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + HatterHacks will be March 29-31. More details will be released soon.