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Women's Javascript Study Group

  • May 8, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Scheduled Presentation: Intro to Backbone.js by Azat Mardanov


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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  • Alice Y.

    I just found this "how to learn javascript properly" learning roadmap, which looks really interesting and seems to be well-recommended. I'm going to take a look at it, if anyone else wants to join in! :-)

    4 · May 8, 2013

    • Alice Y.

      I'm currently working on completing the "web fundamentals" series on codecademy, as per the recommendations. Trying to decide which of the two beginner books I should get. I'm leaning toward "Professional Javascript for Web Developers"... just hoping that my 1 semester CS 101 counts as "at least a bit of programming experience."

      May 9, 2013

    • Alice Y.

      PS - "JavaScript: The Definitive Guide" is the recommended book for no programming experience. Both are linked there as part of the beginners' track.

      May 9, 2013

  • Mary Ann J.

    May I please borrow a laptop? :)

    May 8, 2013

  • Noriko

    I'm really sorry something urgent comes up.

    May 8, 2013

  • Stephanie D.

    I can't make it tonight, see you next week!

    May 8, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Sorry guys, had meetings come up!

    May 8, 2013

  • Eileen Q.

    Hi! Do you have bike parking or could I bring my bike in the building?

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • Kristin B.

      You can bring your bike in the building and leave it just outside the entrance to our office when we go up where it will be safe (on the 6th floor).

      May 7, 2013

    • Eileen Q.

      Great! Thanks!

      May 7, 2013

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