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Intro to JavaScript
JavaScript is the web's most popular programming language for a reason -- it's the primary way to build interaction on the web. Learning JavaScript is a logical next step once you've learned HTML/CSS. Many programming courses end up glossing over some of the tricky words -- 'variable', 'object', 'function' -- this course is especially designed for beginners new to programming concepts, so you'll learn to program with JavaScript. If those words are confusing to you now, no worries! You're exactly who we want to teach. In this class, we will be covering: basic development concepts, writing our own JavaScript functions,browser events, web animation, and we will touch on the jQuery library. Students will exit this class with a good grasp of basic programming principles and the knowledge of how to manipulate HTML elements. This is an 8-hour class and will be taught over two consecutive weeks on Tue & Thu evenings. Pay once and mark your calendars for all of the following dates: • SATURDAY, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM • SATURDAY, November 3rd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM REFUND POLICY: *Refunds will be provided only if the class is cancelled. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Bring your laptop and charger (Wifi & power strips will be provided) We ask that you install the following on your laptop prior to class: - Visual Studio Code (AKA VS Code), a text editor available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. -Chrome Web Browser PREREQUISITES: it is recommended that you have previous knowledge of HTML and CSS. Note: You are not required to take our introductory HTML class before taking this one, but it is recommended if you have no previous HTML/CSS experience. NOTE: As long as one student is signed up for the class, the class will be held as scheduled. We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested: About the Teacher: Jeffrey Saul Dr. Jeff Saul, Physics Ph.D, taught introductory undergraduate astronomy and physics for the over 20 years, most recently at the University of New Mexico. In addition to teaching university students, he has also taught community college students including classes with 70% minority populations. He conducts research on the teaching and learning of science and helped develop the SCALE-UP project which pioneered new classroom designs and curricula for teaching in an active-learning environment, where the primary teaching mode is learning by doing rather than learning by listening. He has conducted active-learning workshops for K-12 teachers including offering Modeling Instruction workshops to middle school and high school teachers. He has been coding for over 30 years including projects for teaching, physics experiments, astronomy experiments, and local businesses. He recently completed CNM’s Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp where he learned HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Angular, and mySQL. He currently tutors math and science to local middle school, high school, and college students in addition to working freelance as a Web Developer and STEM Education consultant.

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Aspiring women developers, programmers and learners — welcome to Girl Develop It Albuquerque!

Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don't be shy, develop it!

Girl Develop It is a nationwide nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.

Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.

We are committed to making sure women of all races, education levels, income and upbringing can build confidence in their skill set to develop web and mobile applications. Our goal is to provide powerful hands-on programs to women seeking professional help in software development and create basic to advanced web and mobile applications.

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