Dear WDI Student,
Congratulations on joining the Web Development Immersive program at General Assembly!
Whether you're enrolled to attend classes remotely (WDIr) or on campus, we hope you find WDI to be as rewarding as it is challenging — we can assure you it will be both! There are a lot of technical ideas to cover and terms to learn before starting WDI and, if you don't prepare, they can easily trip you up. To make sure you have the proper footing, we've prepared this eBook, covering the fundamentals of web-based programming.
The entire eBook is 11 units long, and we expect it to take about 40 hours to complete. Make sure you read through the information below before continuing, as we've outlined some important points to remember as you move through WDI Fundamentals!
We design our Immersive courses to help you embrace the challenge of lifelong learning. This means that, when you get stuck, your instructors will often help you to work through your own process of discovery rather than simply give you the right answer. You'll also learn to rely on your classmates for structure and support.
You're probably completing the pre-course work at home or in a coffee shop, so you won't have the same level of guidance you'll get once you join us on campus (or in our virtual classroom). For now, we encourage you to connect with your classmates via Slack, a real-time messaging application you'll be using in class.
Please note: Whether you're joining WDI on campus or WDIr remotely, you should log onto the same channel on Slack: #wdi-fundamentals. If you're working on the older version (v2.1), be sure to let your classmates know, as the units are different for the new version (v3.0).