Lets all learn Javascript

  • June 3, 2013 · 6:30 PM

JavaScript is the programming language that makes a website interactive. Slideshows, advertising pop-ups and Google's autocomplete feature are all examples of JavaScript at work. It was first created by Brendan Eich at Netscape in 1995 — nicknamed Mocha during development, released in beta as LiveScript and ultimately named JavaScript in order to piggyback on the popularity of Java (another programming language) for marketing reasons.

At first, developers didn't take JavaScript seriously, because it wasn't seen as a serious development language like Java, Ruby or Python, which are server-side languages. JavaScript was the frosting on the cake, only responsible for user experience. But the language continues to become more prolific, often recommended as a first language to learn for beginners. If you use JavaScript with a framework called Node.js, you can now actually use JavaScript as a server-side language.

Prerequisites: Some HTML

Materials: Your Own Laptop

 

Class dates are as scheduled:


Class 1 - June 3th - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Class 2 - June 10th - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Class 3 - June 17th - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Class 4 - June 24th - 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Please note the refund policy: Your payment of $80 guarantees your seat in the entire course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, you must notify CWD at least 3 days before the first class to receive a refund. If you have to miss a class, we will provide code from class and any slides, but we do not offer partial refunds based on individual class absences.


 

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  • SB

    Sheila,

    I was very much looking forward to attending classes, but I've been pulled into crunch time on a project at work, and basically living at my office. I will look forward to class notes, and wish I could be in the class with everyone.

    Ah well, I'll try and make it out to a hack night, soon.

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All! Great class yesterday. I just sent an email with the code from class and some useful JavaScript links. If you didn't receive the email, you can email me at [masked] and I'll forward you the information. Thanks!

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    Great class. Sheila really broke the code down to manageable concepts. I'm also exploring the Codecademy tutorials and liking them a lot. Thanks for the direction towards that. Speaking of; I've been looking for the email with the code left on the screen at the end of class. Sheila?

    June 4, 2013

  • Jennifer H.

    I really enjoyed the first class. The instructor was excellent.

    June 3, 2013

  • LaToya A.

    Hello! I'm missing the first class...can someone forward me any online materials we receive??? Thanks!

    June 3, 2013

  • Adelheid M.

    .. or 6:30 ...

    June 3, 2013

  • Adelheid M.

    Hi,
    is there a number we can call if the door @1871 is closed?
    Also, start as 6:00 or 6:00? Looking forward to the session, Adelheid

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I signed up for this, but Meetup isn't showing me that I rsvp'd so now I'm confused. How can I confirm?

    June 3, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Hi Kelly, Not showing you the RSVP or receipts list. One spot left though!

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend the class in June due to some prior obligations. :( How can I cancel and get a refund? Very bummed about this...

    March 5, 2013

    • Sue C.

      I was thinking the same thing. I'll join you next Thursday too :)

      March 6, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Tina, I meant to reply. I used a Udemy course taught by Mark Lassoff. Very easy to follow and program alongside the videos PLUS - you can ask questions in the forum and he'll answer. Very helpful.

      June 2, 2013

  • Brenda O.

    Is there a group that I can learn HTML? I have to work 3-11 pm except tue and wed. I really would like to learn, java and python.

    March 9, 2013

    • Francesca

      Come to hack night and we can give you some suggestions for excellent online courses for learning this stuff.

      May 6, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Hi Brenda, I think Girl Develop IT teaches classes on Tuesdays - They may have an upcoming HTML course that better fits your schedule! Let us know if you still need help or if your schedule changes! Good luck!

      June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me know what you're learning ans about any cool projects you are working on! :-) Have fun!

    June 1, 2013

  • Adelheid M.

    Do you have a wait list? May I be on it?

    May 28, 2013

  • SB

    Soo....trolling through earlier comments, I saw something about classes being in May. It IS starting in June, right?

    May 14, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Yup, The Javascript class got pushed back twice. But it is ON like Donkey Kong. #cwdevlife

      May 14, 2013

  • SB

    I will be here like white on rice. Looking forward to more of the good #cwdevlife.

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What software will be used during the course?

    May 14, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Megan, you'll need a text editor and a web browser, nothing super fancy.

      May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      May 14, 2013

  • Radha

    What is the syllabus for this course? Are we going to play with node.js?

    May 4, 2013

    • Francesca

      I think this class will be more jQuery than node.js

      May 6, 2013

  • Allison P.

    I would love to learn Javascript but have no experience with it and am just learning HTML (in the current class). Does this Javascript class make sense for me? Thank you!

    February 8, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Allison, YES! Please note we've just changed the date of the Javascript class - it now starts in May. The March class is Python, also perfect for those new to programming.

      February 8, 2013

  • Beth B.

    I'm curious about this class. I took a 6-week GDI Javascript class with a similar description, that turned out to be at a much more basic level than I was expecting. What would a Drupal developer who already knows a little bit of Javascript get out of this class? Is there a second level of this class?

    February 2, 2013

    • Melissa P.

      Beth, this is a beginners class for sure, there is a Javascript usergroup in Chicago that many of our more advanced members belong to. They're next meetup is Feb 26th. -> http://www.meetup.com...­ - it looks like there are only a few women RSVPed - shall I put it on the CWDevs meetup page so we can "look see" as a group w/you?

      February 2, 2013

    • Beth B.

      I will check it out. Thanks!

      February 2, 2013

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