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Introduction to jQuery

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Price: $40.00 /per person

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Meet jQuery, a small, cross-browser JavaScript library that makes adding interactivity, creating animations, and manipulating the DOM easier. jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library and has been used on some of the world's most popular websites. It's also included in some of the most popular CMS's including WordPress and Drupal.

We'll cover the basics: traversing web pages to find and manipulate elements; creating new elements and adding them to your page; listening and reacting to events; creating animations and effects; and following best practices for using jQuery. We'll have hands-on exercises throughout the workshop.


We've set up a quiz you can use to judge your knowledge! Take the quiz. ( You need to score at least 75% on the quiz to qualify to take this workshop.

Attendees should be comfortable with HTML and CSS. Specifically, you should understand the CSS box model, floats, CSS resets and HTML standards and tags. Additionally, you should be familiar with JavaScript syntax, data structures, conditionals, loops and event handling.

This course is intended as a follow-up to our JavaScript 101 workshop, but is also suitable for those already comfortable with HTML and CSS and with basic JavaScript knowledge.

What to Bring

Please bring a laptop* and charger to class. Power outlets and wifi will be provided. You may also wish to bring a notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes.

You'll need to have a text editor and a browser installed. We recommend Sublime Text ( and Google Chrome (

* No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form ( to let us know you need to borrow one!


We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.


Big thanks to IndieDesk for sponsoring and hosting this workshop.

About Natalie MacLees

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions ( She is the author of jQuery for Designers (, now in its second edition. She also has a jQuery podcast - Designers Learning jQuery (

She was the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 ( and 2013 ( and organized the first bi-annual Website Weekend LA ( She's also the co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It (, bringing affordable and accessible coding classes to the community. She makes her online home at (

Everyone is welcome to attend our classes and events - we are women-inclusive, not women-exclusive. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (