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Women's Javascript Study Group

  • Feb 5, 2014 · 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 - we go upstairs at 6:30pm sharp. We check the lobby once more at 6:45pm for latecomers but if you will be later than 6:45pm, please skip the group. We have to come down from the 6th floor 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm one month into a Java class in college. Is Javascript an applicable language to learn granted I have no other coding experience?

    February 10, 2014

    • Kristin B.

      Hi, Java and JavaScript are two completely different programming languages. JavaScript is almost entirely used on web applications (support for it is built into web browsers) while Java is more typically used for desktop applications. Java is a compiled language while JavaScript is not. I believe some JavaScript syntax is based on Java syntax but that's probably the only similarity. You are welcome to join us however if you are interested in learning more.

      February 11, 2014

  • Kristin B.

    By the way, if any of you are ever interested in giving a short informal presentation at one of the meetups just let me know. It's a great chance to practice speaking to a small friendly group too. :)

    February 5, 2014

  • Clara

    To those who asked about the social good hackathon this weekend, Feb 7-9:

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well... I just changed my RSVP to Not Going. Too busy with work to make to train trip. It was a pleasure to have joined you all a couple times. Nourishing - and not just the dinners! I'll try to start a study group more locally. Happy coding!

    1 · February 5, 2014

    • Chelsea

      It was really nice meeting you Christine. I enjoyed our conversations. I hope we see you again! :)

      February 5, 2014

  • Maribel G.

    Hi there -- I haven't been feeling well this week so I will be unable to attend for this session, but I am looking forward to coming by for future meetups!

    February 4, 2014

  • Bridget

    Getting over a bad cold, don't want to pass it on

    February 4, 2014

  • Beth B.

    Hi guys, I won't be at the meetup due to my niece's first birthday (adorrrable!), but have a great time!

    February 4, 2014

  • Sonia

    I would love to join this meetup. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend tomorrow since I am going a middle school girls STEAM event. The week after I won't be able to attend as well due to prior commitments.

    January 21, 2014

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