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JavaScript Study Group: Intro to jQuery

This week's study group will focus on the popular JavaScript library jQuery. The session will be lead by Tom Rutka who recently published the jQuery plugin Flare. Tom will cover the basic usage and operation of the library and you will leave with knowing how to animate a CSS optical flare.


  • HTML, CSS, and Basic JavaScript


Special Guest: Tom Rutka

Tom Rutka is a web developer specializing in user interaction and front-end performance.  His past work includes government projects such as the Secretary of State travel map and USPS' e-commerce store. While living in Brazil he developed a tour management application ( and documents travel tours on Tom also speaks three languages and likes to study the psychology behind human-computer interaction.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The BEST!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Toti

    Too bad I will end up missing this one... have a gig installing new hardware in midtown and I am working in the weekend. Will there be another session with Tom Rutka or anyone in the future to dig deeper in jQ? Have fun learning everyone! :)

    July 28, 2013

    • Toti

      Wow 111 attending? Well 110 without me... that's quite a crowd! :D

      July 28, 2013

  • Chad G.

    "Hello to all! Im Chad a Web Designer looking to build with others, and seeking to learn coding." Very interested in learning JavaScript.

    1 · July 22, 2013

    • Felicia

      Hey Chad. Look forward to meeting you!

      July 22, 2013

    • Sasha R.

      it will be nice if we will have kind of idea first and then coding. seems like a good place to think about :)

      July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    MBA Grad Student

    July 24, 2013

  • Roub

    Hi, I would like to learn coding.

    July 23, 2013

  • Chad G.

    Hello to all! Im Chad a Web Designer looking to build with others, and seeking to learn coding.

    July 22, 2013

  • Nara

    I am a novice in programming, but I would like to learn.

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Felicia

      Can't wait to meet you Nara.

      July 22, 2013

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