Women's Javascript Study Group

  • June 19, 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 codecademy.com, 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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  • Brandi

    Thanks for holding these great meetups! Last night someone mentioned a tools for doing mockups... Does anyone remember the name of the software or have any suggestions for good prototyping software?

    June 20, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      Was it Balsamiq?

      June 20, 2013

    • Brandi

      I don't think it was Balsamiq, but I'll check it out anyway. I'm just looking for one that's user friendly.

      June 21, 2013

  • Sheila A.

    It was great and compare to other meetups is way more organized, friendly and I actually got some help with my code :D

    3 · June 20, 2013

  • Bianca G.

    Oh, I should have mentioned that I have a blog where I write about the algorithms we solve at the algorithms meetup as well as my experience at Hack Reactor:

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • SN

    Alas, I didn't notice in time that I made it off the waitlist. It would have been 6:55 pm by the time I made it, so given the instructions, I didn't go. Sorry about that.

    June 19, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      Sorry you missed it. I hope you can make the next one.

      June 20, 2013

  • Bianca G.

    Hi everyone! Here is a link to my Monday night JS Study group: Algorithms meet-up. I forgot to mention that is designed for all skill levels, and I provide different prompts to accomodate varying levels of JS:


    also, here is Hack Reactor's website:


    If you have any questions about the meet-up or HR, let me know!


    4 · June 19, 2013

    • Beth B.

      Thanks again for presenting tonight!

      June 19, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      Thank you for presenting Bianca! It was really interesting to hear about your experiences at Hack Reactor.

      June 20, 2013

  • Lorrie

    It was great... awesome food and met a lot of nice people!

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    I had so much fun! Thanks for having this! Can't wait for the next one!

    3 · June 19, 2013

  • Bailey S.

    This was really fun! Thanks for having me.

    2 · June 19, 2013

  • Veronica L.

    I won't be able to make it tonight. Happy coding, everyone!

    June 19, 2013

  • Kristin B.

    There is no presentation scheduled for tonight so if anyone would like to give a short talk or present a project you are working on please volunteer. :)

    June 19, 2013

  • Sara N.

    I've got a friend visiting tonight so I'll have to skip the group this time. Maybe next week :)

    June 19, 2013

  • Noemi S.

    Caught a cold and can't make it this week :(

    June 18, 2013

  • Bailey S.

    Excited to be learning. I'm particularly interested in AngularJS.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Lorrie

    New to this group and new to coding... can't wait to come to my first meetup.

    1 · June 17, 2013

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