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Women's Javascript Study Group

  • May 29, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Scheduled Presentation: JavaScript design patterns by Robin Keller


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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  • Lisa

    lecture with java classes and javascript together was kind of confusing for my level, but really appreciate your taking the time to teach, giving a lesson. also appreciate the book recommendation -- design patterns.

    May 30, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      We try to vary presentations from beginner to more intermediate level and keep them short so the focus is on self directed study. (We don't always have a lecture scheduled every week by the way.)

      I've found that repeated exposure to concepts from various materials helps me better understand and remember even if the first few times it was really over my head so don't worry too much if some lectures are above your current level.

      By the way, if you are a beginner to programming the design pattern books they mentioned are going to be really difficult to get much out of. It's good to know about for when you are trying to progress your skills to more intermediate to advanced stages however.

      1 · May 30, 2013

    • Emily W.

      Hi Kristen and other coders,

      June 1, 2013

  • Bianca G.

    Hi everyone - Just wanted to post a link to the JS Study Group: Algorithms that I mentioned earlier.

    Hope to see some of your faces next Monday!

    2 · May 29, 2013

  • Star Fettu M.

    Hi, I will be attending my first meetup tonight! Just wondering if there was any parking near by.. Thanks

    1 · May 29, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      There is a parking lot behind the building but we advise strongly against parking in this area at night. It's just not very safe.

      May 29, 2013

  • Robin

    Silicon Valley Startup Weekend we have a few discounted or FREE tickets for women and developers and - tickets are going FAST

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • oddie

    As a visitingLondoner would love to learn by spending a few hours with you guys

    May 19, 2013

    • Beth B.

      This group is for women only, sorry

      May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll have to leave around 8; is it still ok to attend?

    May 28, 2013

  • Kat L

    What happened to the iOS meetups? There isn't one posted for this Thursday.

    May 29, 2013

    • Beth B.

      This group is totally separate -- please email the organizers of iOS.

      May 29, 2013

  • Josie

    Excited to come to the my first meet up tonight. Is there any chance that I can borrow a computer for tonight?

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • $hankri

    Any coders from the fremont area ?

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, this is ending up being a hectic week.

    May 28, 2013

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