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Intro to JavaScript

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Price: $90.00 /per person
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About the class:

JavaScript is the world'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', 'method' -- 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.

Schedule:

4 Class sessions

• Tuesday, March 15th: 6:30-8:30

• Tuesday, March 22nd: 6:30-8:30

• Tuesday, March 29th: 6:30-8:30

• Tuesday, April 5th: 6:30-8:30

Your payment registers you for the entire series.

Prerequisites:

We suggest having a working knowledge of HTML and CSS as a prerequisite for this course. This course is specifically for beginners and we highly advise experienced developers to not take this class.

Note: All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct)

Tech Requirements:

• Your laptop. (Note: a netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute!)

• A modern browser such as Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/) or Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/) installed.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 3 (http://www.sublimetext.com/2) (It's free and available for Mac/PC/Linux).

About the teacher:

Hello World! I'm Christina (:

I'm a senior software developer at Vistaprint, where I work on the front-end user design experience. In my free time you can usually find me at hackathons, or working on side projects. I really enjoy coding, learning and inventing.

JavaScript was one of the first programming languages I started coding in so that I could build websites. Nowadays I use it all the time, from web development at work, to IoT projects like coding a virtual assistant on the Amazon echo, to building native apps! JS is so versatile, and is a great entry level programming language. I love JavaScript, and I can't wait to share it with you!

LOCATION

A huge thank you to StubHub for hosting this event!

StubHub is located at:

53 State Street on 5th floor

Boston, MA

View on Google Maps (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Exchange+Place+Boston/@42.3585346,-71.0562024,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x6cbc74692d551a84)

Someone will be available to let you into the building when you arrive.

Financial Need

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here (https://docs.google.com/a/girldevelopit.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dHktUTZVYlF6VWhsNVRab0o5R3JMSUE6MA#gid=0). Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Check out this info sheet (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B344HUnWO0EhOFI4SmpWVjE2Yms/edit?usp=sharing) about getting course fees covered by your employer.

Interested in hosting classes? Email us at boston[at]girldevelopit.com!

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