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Exploring JavaScript

JavaScript has become one of the most popular and ubiquitous languages to program on the internet. It’s one of the few languages that run both on browsers (desktops and mobile devices) and also on the servers. It’s among the few languages that every programmer has most likely touched. Come to this workshop to explore JavaScript. JavaScript is very powerful, but has some rough edges, and that can make programming in this language fun! 

In this workshop, the attendees will pair up to create a few different games using JavaScript. We will start with some small examples to warm up to the language. Then we will move on to write more code to perform various operations that are needed to program the games. There will be very short lectures followed by instructions on how to get a coding exercise done. Each participant will be given a set of unit tests—these are pieces of code that verify if the code you write performs the small desired tasks. These little tests, one at a time, will guide you to implement the next little part of the game. By completing the code to fulfill each test, you will soon be on your way to create the parts necessary for the game.

Speaker: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam 

Dr. Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. 

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. 

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at <>. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.


No prior programming knowledge is required. Please bring along your laptops or let us know and we'll try to find one for you. 

Software Needed on the computers: 

• A browser, like Chrome or Firefox
• A text editor like Sublime Text
• Latest version of Node.js <

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  • Frank

    How can I sign up both daughters?

    August 29

    • Frank

      I did the one plus and paid. So will that be two daughters?

      August 30

    • Matt R.

      Yes, that should be sufficient. We can always workout the details at the event.

      August 30

  • Scott R.

    What is the age range? I have some people wanting to bring 5-7 you but that seems to young?

    August 25

    • Matt R.

      3rd grade to 12th grade. I believe 9 years old is usually 3rd grade, so 5-7 is a bit young.

      1 · August 29

  • Jeff p.

    How do I register for more than one child? I am only able to add one child. Thanks

    July 21

    • Matt R.

      You can use two email address, pay $20, or just pay me $10 at the event.

      July 21

    • Jeff p.

      Excellent thanks! I just payed $20 online. I will give you $10 at the event for the second child. Thanks again.

      July 21

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