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Intro to JavaScript for Complete Beginners (Start building web apps!)

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Price: $50.00 /per person

Cross Campus Downtown LA

Cross Campus Downtown LA, 800 Wilshire Blvd #200 · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Take elevator to 2nd floor, and we'll open the doors for you. // We strongly recommend taking public transportation!!

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Join us for our four-hour workshop introducing JavaScript for total beginners! This is a hands-on class designed to give you a taste of web development and help you decide if you want to go further with JavaScript programming. :)

What You'll Learn
We will be covering basic programming fundamentals, including: variables, basics of objects, and how to make web pages interactive by combining JavaScript with HTML.

You should be comfortable with the basics of HTML and CSS -- we highly recommend taking one of Girl Develop It's Intro to HTML/CSS classes, and/or doing a free online HTML tutorial through a site like Codecademy, Khan Academy, or others.

- 9am: Intros, and jump right in with hands-on coding examples!
- 12pm: Lunch break (40 min)
- 12:40pm: More coding with examples and practice challenges
- 2pm: Wrap up

What to Bring
- Your laptop and charger (let us know if you need to borrow a laptop! We have loaner laptops available for you to use during class!)
*** Laptop Request form:

- A notepad and pen/pencil for taking notes.

- The latest version of the Chrome web browser

Java versus JavaScript
It's super confusing, but there are two separate programming languages called Java and JavaScript. Even more confusing? They really have nothing to do with one another. How do you figure out which one you want to learn? Here's a quick and simple overview:

Java is a back-end programming language most often used to create large, enterprise-level applications. It can be used to create websites, but can also be used to create stand-alone software.

JavaScript is a front-end programming language that's most often used to create interactivity in websites: drop-down menus, slide shows, tabs, accordions, ajax, games, etc.

Sure, it's a lot more complicated than that, but at a high level that should help you figure out which one you're looking for. Any questions? Hit us up at losangeles [at] and we'll gladly help you get it all sorted out.

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 losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

No Refunds
If you can no longer attend the class you signed up and paid for, your payment will be donated to the local chapter scholarship fund. You can help another woman in need!

Other Disclaimers
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!

Our events are women-inclusive, not women-exclusive. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend our events and classes. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct. (

Directions / Parking / Public Transit
We highly recommend taking public transportation, since our venue is right next to the Metro stop! And remember, if you don't live near a Metro stop, you can park your car at Metro's Park & Ride lots ( and then take the train downtown.

If you prefer to drive, there are several paid parking lots a short walk away; see this parking map for suggestions:

Sponsor: Cross Campus Downtown LA
A big thanks to Cross Campus ( coworking space for hosting our class!

*** All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct: