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Price: $50.00 /per person
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This class will run Tuesday, November 10th and Thursday, November 12th from 6:30pm-8:45pm.

Have you learned about HTML and CSS and are ready to start building more interactivity into your websites? In this workshop split over two evenings, we will introduce jQuery, a popular JavaScript library for making webpages interactive and animated! jQuery is a small but powerful library that is used by companies like Google, Amazon and WordPress and on over 65% of the top 10,000 web sites. It is a must-have for any web developer's toolbox.

What we'll cover:

• Why use jQuery?
• Downloading & including the jQuery library
• The jQuery function and its shorthand, $
• Selecting/Modifying HTML elements
• Hiding, showing, and animating elements
• Plugins - what they are and how they help
• jQuery UI widgets


Please take this very brief quiz ( At the end of the quiz, you will get a completion code that will be requested during class registration.

Having a familiarity with the barest scripting basics (functions, variables, data types) will be helpful. We will cover how these are used in jQuery, but we won't include an in-depth introduction to programming. You should also have a solid working knowledge of HTML and CSS, especially CSS selectors.

You will need:

• Your laptop with a text editor and a modern browser installed

About the teacher:

A former English teacher in NYC, Alexandra transitioned to a career in programming out of an interest in creating and building projects on the web. She took her first coding class with GDI Philly in Fall 2012, and a year later started as a front-end developer at Urban Outfitters, where she mainly works with JavaScript. She continues to participate in the GDI community as a teacher, TA, and student, and when she's not spending her time learning and hacking on web projects, Alexandra works on lots of handmade craft projects and blogs about them here (!

Unemployed or in financial distress and interested in taking this class? Apply for a scholarship (

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

Questions about the class or interested in being a TA for this class? Contact [masked]