Where does it come from?

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, discovered the undoubtable source. Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..", comes from a line in section 1.10.32.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

In Web Development and Tech Entrepreneurship, You will master the skills required to become a junior Front-End Web Developer while you learn how to build your own startup tech company.

Part I - Design Your Web Application


You will start by learning how to create a product idea, build out wireframes or prototypes, articulate what you learned from your user testing and UX research experiments, and highlight metrics that will be important to measure for your product.  You’ll go through the iterative prototyping process -- starting with a low fidelity prototype and using feedback to build a medium fidelity prototype. By the end, you’ll have a prototype to share and a really insightful list of talking points that you will use at the end of the course when you talk to potential investors about the feedback from your UX research experiments.


Part II - Develop the Skills Needed to Create Your Product

This part of the course will teach you the skills required to become a Front-End Web Developer and equip you to build your product.  You will then gain the skills needed to build beautiful, responsive websites optimized for mobile and desktop performance.  You'll learn the fundamentals of how the web works and gain a working knowledge of the three foundational languages that power each and every website: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.   You will use HTML and the Bootstrap CSS framework to create a portfolio, and jQuery’s DOM manipulation to dynamically populate your resume. You will develop your own arcade game in JavaScript, build complex mapping applications using the Knockout framework, and use the Jasmine testing framework to develop and maintain applications.

Part III - Marketing and Selling your Product

You’ll identify how your product will generate revenue (your monetization strategy) and dig into the details of implementing that strategy and your rationale for choosing it.  You will come up with a plan to acquire users and grow! By the time you’re done, you will have a robust marketing plan, including a slide deck with a description of your value to your customers, how you stack up against competitors, who your target audience is, and how you plan to get distribution.  You’ll learn how to pitch your business and secure the funding you’ll need to launch your new company. 

This is a test course.