Past Meetup

Getting Sassy With CSS - A Sass Workshop

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Price: $60.00 /per person
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Session #1: Tuesday, September 23 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Session #2: Thursday, September 25 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sass Setup Happy Hour will be from 5:30-6pm prior to the start of class on Tuesday. Please join us early if you are unable to get Sass setup prior to class time.

Dinner will be provided by Nutshell on both days.

This is an intermediate workshop intended for students with a solid foundational understanding of CSS.

I don't know about you, but vanilla CSS always leaves me wanting more. It's a fairly simple language, can do some pretty powerful things, but after a while... well, it can become rather tedious to work with.

Enter Sass: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets. Sass is a CSS meta-language and precompiler that makes the prettification of your website a breeze by adding invaluable features of more traditional programming languages.

In this workshop, we'll jump right in to the Sass workflow and cover all the key game changers - nesting, variables, mixins, inheritance, and directives. We'll also cover some of the gotchyas, tools and extensions, and tips on organization and coding standards.

PREREQUISITES: Students should be familiar and comfortable working with HTML and CSS.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. We'll also send out any setup instructions prior to the event.


Julie Cameron is co-founder of Girl Develop It Ann Arbor and a frontend developer for Articulate who works with Sass every day. She is a responsive web design advocate, student of JavaScript, agile proponent, and self improvement practitioner.

Twitter @jewlofthelotus (

SCHOLARSHIPS: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application ( if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Ann Arbor may postpone or cancel it. In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.

QUESTIONS? We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at


About Nutshell

Nutshell is building modern software with a focus on an elegant user interface and powerful data. We’re working hard to deliver the future of business software: enterprise-level features with the ease-of-use found in popular web applications. We exist to make businesses more productive.

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