Advanced JS: Intro to jQuery

  • July 2, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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In this evening workshop, we will introduce jQuery, the most popular JavaScript library for making webpages interactive. Just like with our one-day workshops, we'll have hands-on exercises throughout the night. For any of you who've gone to our JS intro workshop or learnt JS on their own, this will be a great follow-up workshop.

This workshop will be taught by Liz Howard. Liz is an instructor at Hackbright and Girl Develop It and a professional mentor and consultant. She's been coding for 9 years, and really loves to teach. If you're interested in helping out as a teaching assistant, please let us know.

Please install the following prior to the workshop:

  • A code editor. We recommend Notepad++ for Windows and SublimeText for Mac.

  • A modern browser. We recommend Google Chrome (best) or Mozilla Firefox with the Firebug plugin.

Thanks to our sponsor Yammer for the great location and snacks!

If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please request a GDI scholarship.

Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low-cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.


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  • Brooke

    (sorry I post it on another class page)
    Hi, it was great meeting you all last night, thanks again to Liz and Pam for organizing/teaching!

    I still did not fully understand for exercise 3, we need to use .each() to iterate to retrieve the urls
    //code to retrive hrefs
    } However when to bind event (after 1.7 it is on())
    $("a").on("click", function(e){
    //code to get embed youtube code

    How come in the case of binding event to the collection of objects (in this case the array of anchor links), it is not needed to iterate through the array using the .each() method like this?
    $(this).on("click", function(e){
    //code to get embed youtube code
    } }
    Can anyone enlighten?

    I have signed up for the next few workshops, looking forward to see some of you again.. Have a wonderful 4th!!

    July 4, 2013

    • pamelafox

      When you add a click listener to a collection, you'll notice that the callback function gets passed an event object (what you named "e" in your code). That event object tells you exactly which link in the collection got clicked, via the currentTarget property. So we can add the listener to everything, but narrow it down once the event happens:

      July 9, 2013

    • pamelafox

      $("a").on("­click", function(e) { console.log(e.currentTar­get);
      }); ...Please send a message to continue the conversation, I don't want to spam everyone's inboxes. Or I'll see you at one of our next workshops!

      July 9, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Excellent introduction to jQuery. Accessible even to newbies like myself.

    July 3, 2013

  • Erin J.

    Once again, saves the day when youre learning jQuery, or when you're sad.

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Dorrit G.

    Half jQuery, half stand-up comedy. Who knew learning to code could be so fun and entertaining!

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Marlena C.

    Is anyone available to let in a couple of latecomers?

    July 2, 2013

  • Liz

    Does anyone know if there will be food provided? (-:

    July 2, 2013

  • Feather

    Ok, east bay carpool is leaving from Oakland. I'd like to head over a bit earlier due to extra traffic, if that's ok! My phone is[masked], so please call/text to confirm & such.

    July 1, 2013

  • Candace L.

    Hello folks. I am also in the East Bay. May I hop on this carpool?

    July 1, 2013

  • Feather

    Leanne, I'm coming from Oakland

    July 1, 2013

    • Leanne L.

      hi feather, I am in north oakland. if you can give me a ride that would be great.

      July 1, 2013

  • Feather

    Ok meetup comments not working! I keep trying to offer a ride to anyone from the EB who needs it.

    July 1, 2013

  • Feather

    I'll be driving if I can't bike/Bart

    July 1, 2013

  • Leanne L.

    Since both BART and AC transit will both be on strike tomorrow and I am in the East Bay, it will be hard for me to get to SF and back. Is there a way to get a refund to the class?

    July 1, 2013

  • Brooke

    For those familiar with SF, is there a parking garage near this place? If I take Caltrain, is it in walking distance? Thanks for the tips

    June 29, 2013

  • Brooke

    I signed up for this class, and I paid through amazon, however I do not see the receipt, how does it work? I am new to this, very excited, thanks!

    June 28, 2013

  • Laurel

    Won't be taking the intro class beforehand, so won't be able to make it to this class.

    June 24, 2013

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