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Women's Javascript Study Group

  • May 22, 2013 · 6:30 PM


We're a group of women who want to learn JavaScript together. We welcome people of all levels, but beginners are especially encouraged. You move at your own pace in this group, so it doesn't matter if you are a fast or slow learner, or if you attend every week.

We meet every Wednesday, 6:30 - 9pm. Free (non-pizza) dinner included, with gluten-free and vegetarian options.

Please be punctual - if you will be later than 6:45pm, please skip the group. We have to come down to the lobby to get latecomers, so it's disruptive to dinner and coding to do so.


Our meetings begin with yummy food catered by our host, Zoosk, and we eat with Zoosk employees (some of whom can answer JS questions!). Afterwards, we have a short discussion or a presentation on a related topic when scheduled, then all hop on our laptops and work on JavaScript tutorials and help each other when we get stuck. Most of us are using, but we welcome other tools. Although the focus is on JavaScript, we also cover closely related topics such as HTML and CSS.

(The only tools you need to start using JavaScript are a web browser and optionally a simple text editor or code editor.)


Thanks to Zoosk, our wonderful sponsor, for the food, space, and support.

Our entrance is to the right of the Blick Art Supply Store on Market Street, one block southwest of Powell Street BART and the Westfield Mall. If you're afraid of the dark, no worries -- we can all walk to BART/Muni together afterwards. Just go on in (or knock if it's locked), and a friendly Zoosker (Beth or Kristin) will meet you in the lobby.


PS - If you want to come but don't have a laptop, just RSVP with a note and we'll try to find one for you.

This event is exclusively open to people who identify as female.

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  • $hankri

    Kindly let me know if there are any folks from fremont. I would love to RSVP if there is company to walk from the bart station at night. We will reach Fremont at ~10:00 pm.

    May 28, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    Last minute work issue, I can't make it tonight. I hope to see you all next week. Shanti - Here is the link I was going to give you:

    May 22, 2013

  • Janette P.

    Something came up this week! I'll be back next week! Have fun everyone! :)

    May 22, 2013

  • linda S

    Sorry, I can't make it tonight. Please offer my spot to someone else. See you next time.

    May 22, 2013

  • Shashi A.

    Can't make it to this one. You all have fun at today's meetup.

    May 22, 2013

  • Kristin B.

    No presentation is scheduled for tonight in case someone would like to give a brief impromptu one. :)

    We should have one next week however.

    May 22, 2013

  • Kimi

    I have a laptop but definitely need an electric outlet for it to work. It's a dell mini. My mac is a desktop at home. I went to Noisebridge and had to leave a class because there were no more outlets in the class area.

    May 15, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      We have outlets available. There normally seems to be enough.

      May 21, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Anyone learning from the HeadFirst Javascript book of progressive exercises?

    Also, anyone here familiar with Visualforce,'s flavor of Javascript that they use to modify their default front-end interface?

    I know basic principles of Javascript, never in a real-life setting, but now I get to take those understandings and apply it to deciphering some Visualforce in a test environment.

    May 21, 2013

  • Rae L.

    I want to learn Javascript! :D

    2 · May 17, 2013

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