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Meet the Tech: JavaScipt (FREE)

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IndieDesk DTLA

333 South Grand Ave. · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Check in with building security for access to the elevators. Come up to the 4th floor and follow the signs.

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Having trouble keeping track of all the different programming languages and technologies you keep hearing about? Puzzled about exactly which things you actually need to learn? Not sure what all those different programming languages are good for?

Welcome to our Meet the Tech series! In this series of free sessions, we'll introduce you to different programming languages and technologies in a low-stress, friendly and welcoming environment. Learn all about a certain language or technology, what it can be used for, how it works, and take a look at a few things built using it.

Meet JavaScript

JavaScript is the most in-demand skill in the tech industry today, but you might not be clear on what it is and why it's so important to learn. You might also hear confusing references to both Java and JavaScript and wonder if there's a difference, and if so, which one to learn? And what the heck does any of it have to do with Angular and React and Ember?

In this session, presenter Natalie MacLees will present a beginner-friendly introduction to JavaScript. You'll learn what it is, what it can be used for, see a few examples of what the language looks like, and you'll see a few demos of things built using JavaScript. You'll also have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, too!


None! This session is suited for absolute beginners who have never written a line of code before or for those who know HTML/CSS or another programming language and are curious about JavaScript.

What to bring

If you wish to take notes, you might want to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. If you prefer you can take notes on a laptop or tablet, but there won't be any hands-on programming in this session.


Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com. We want to make sure everyone can participate!


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.

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