Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
Introduction to PHP and MySQL. Original curriculum developed by Izzy Johnsotn
JavaScript CSS HTML

Introduction to PHP and MySQL

Slides and materials are hosted at

This is a modification of the official Girl Develop It PHP/MySQL curriculum, developed by Sylvia Richardson for the Raleigh/Durham chapter.The course is meant to be taught in 4 two-hour sections. Each of the slides and practice files are customizable according to the needs of a given class or audience.

Course description

PHP is the language that powers Facebook, Wikipedia, WordPress, and more--in fact, it is the most common server-side language on the web! You can use PHP to build interactive, dynamic websites. We will go over the basics of programming with PHP--variables, functions, loops, and more! We will also show you how to connect your code to a MySQL database. By the end of the class you will have a fully functional PHP website.


Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended for this class. You do not need any programming experience.

Tech requirements:

  • Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).
  • A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed.
  • A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for Mac, PC, and Linux).
Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.