Intro to JavaScript

  • March 24 · 6:30 PM
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JavaScript is a the language of interactivity on the web. Ever used Google maps? Clicked on something to make it appear or hide? Seen a slideshow of images? You have used JavaScript!

Learn how to add interactivity and other features to your sites!Because JavaScript interacts with HTML elements, we suggest having a working knowledge of HTML as a prerequisite for this course. If you already know some HTML or have taken our Intro to HTML/CSS classes, JavaScript is a great next step! (Don't know HTML? Our Intro to HTML is being offered on 3/31!)

About the teacher:  Shea Frederick has worked as a web developer for several companies and currently works for AOL/Advertising.com. Shea is the primary author of Learning ExtJS, a book to help ease beginners into the ExtJS library, and is a core developer on the ExtJS project.

Please bring/install the following on your computer prior to class:

• Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. If you need a laptop to use in class, please contact us! Code in the Schools has a few laptops they are generous enough to let us borrow if needed, but we must arrange this ahead of time.

• A code editor installed. (We recommend Notepad++ for Windows and SublimeText 2 for Windows or Mac.  Both are free.)

• A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer" extension or Firefox and Firebug installed.

You can take a sneak peak at the slides here: http://www.girldevelopit.com/materials. Look for the Javascript/jQuery core curriculum. This meetup will cover the material in Class 1.  

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, just noticed that this is a girl's only. *Exiting stage left*

    March 25

    • Misty M.

      Our focus is women, but we're by no means "girls only!" Men are welcome to join us. We encourage men to attend with a female friend, but it's not required.

      1 · March 25

  • Anne G.

    This sounds great. Tell me about parking?

    March 12

    • Angelique

      Hi, Anne! There is actually a lot of parking at the AOL building, including an on-site lot with lots of spaces marked "Visitor."

      1 · March 12

    • Anne G.

      You were right, parking was easy, and I managed to miss all the traffic on the way in to town.

      2 · March 25

  • Meredith B.

    I can't believe I wrote Javascript. I am ready for more.

    3 · March 24

  • Cory c.

    I was just curious if this class was open to everyone or just girls?

    March 21

    • Angelique

      Hi, Cory! Meredith's right; Girl Develop It looks to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment. Men who support our mission are welcome, though we do encourage them to attend along with a female friend that is interested as well to help ensure we don't encounter situations where our classes become predominantly male. Part of our mission is to ensure an environment where women are not the minority. Hope to see you at the class! :)

      March 21

    • Cory c.

      Great, see you Monday!

      March 21

  • Liz M.

    Was planning to attend this one but can't make it out on this date. Will there be a follow-up JavaScript course? Thanks!!

    March 12

    • Angelique

      Hi, Liz -- We definitely plan on repeating some of the GDI basic/core curriculum. Another run of JS isn't on the schedule yet, but keep an eye on Meetup for dates.

      March 12

    • Liz M.

      Awesome, I'll be on the lookout for other ones. Thank you Misty and Angelique!!

      March 13

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