Past Meetup

Javascript Workshop Series pt 1 - Intro to Javascript and jQuery

This Meetup is past

15 people went

Price: CA$10.00 /per person
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A couple of news items to mention here, folks:

By popular demand, we are resurrecting for use at our GDG meetups.

Seems this is still the way to go for co-ordinating on-going meetups -

We will use the Google+ ( page for blasting out some news and information, but will look to host details about our on-going meetups here once again.

Second: in collaboration with GDG Waterloo, and in anticipation of the jQueryTO Conference coming up on March 15 (, we will be hosting a series of 4 Javascript workshops covering the basic fundamentals of Javascript, through to working with APIs, using the popular Angular.js framework, and optimizing your site or web app's performance.

These workshops will culminate in a larger hack event on Saturday, March 8, the weekend before the Conference, bringing together both the GDG Waterloo and GDG Toronto organizations.

This will be our Session 1 - Intro to Javascript and jQuery

We will be covering:

An introduction to Javascript as the core programming language of the web, able to add such things as interactivity and animation to web pages, as well as retrieve and parse information to be displayed to a user.

The journey will start with a review of how Javascript implements the core concepts of a programming language by walking participants through a series of examples.

From there, participants will move toward developing an understanding of how, why and when to use a Javascript library, with jQuery as the example.


By the end of the Workshop, participants will be familiar with core programming concepts as they are implemented with Javascript, and the ability to access the DOM with jQuery.


Participants should have a basic familiarity of HTML and CSS.

Software Required

• Code editor

• Web browser

Hardware Required

A computer / laptop able to run a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, IE9+), and a code editor (ie. Sublime, Notepad++, Dreamweaver, etc).