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Introduction to jQuery

The Introduction to jQuery class runs on Saturday, May 17th from 1-5pm. 

Meet jQuery, a small, cross-browser JavaScript library that makes adding interactivity, animation, and manipulating the DOM on your website easier. In fact, you've probably already met, as jQuery is the world's most popular JS library and has been used on some of the world's most popular websites.

In this half-day workshop, you'll be getting to know it better. We'll cover the basics: traversing web pages to find and manipulate elements; creating and injecting elements; listening for events; creating animation and effects; and following good jQuery patterns. NOTE: Participants should have basic javascript knowledge as well as a working knowledge of HTML. CSS knowledge would also be helpful, but not required. Please email us at [masked] for any questions regarding this.

Your Teacher: Dan Lucas, Front-end Developer at Amplify.

Dan Lucas is a UI & Front-End developer based in Durham, NC with a background in multimedia design and information science. He is obsessed with the interactions between people and computers and strives to make those interactions easier and more useful. Dan has worked in education for most of his career and is excited about the opportunity to help even more people to become more tech saavy. 

Twitter: @danlucas Website:

Tech Requirements:

Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.

A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 3 (It's free and available for both Mac, PC or Linux).

Refund policy: Your payment of $40 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

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 questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked]

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  • Daniel L.

    More info on the Iron Yard TA/Internship position:

    May 18, 2014

  • Daniel L.

    And regarding our discussion about Iron Yard yesterday, they still have seats open for their Front End Engineering class and GDI members get a discount.

    Also, you can apply for a $1500 Women in Tech scholarship:

    Finally, they still need a TA! Entry level front-enders are welcome and you get to take the class for free. You can contact Julia at julia[at] for more information.

    Have fun!

    May 18, 2014

  • Daniel L.

    Hey everyone! Thanks for coming out yesterday. Let me know if you have any questions, either through here or Twitter. Hope you enjoyed it and keep practicing!

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Basia C.

    Great. Inspired me to keep digging in :-)

    3 · May 17, 2014

  • Jon G.

    Very informative. A little fast in places, but ultimately very rewarding! Looking forward to working further with jQuery/javascript...

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • Sarah K.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Amy H.

    Noooooo!! I've been SO looking forward to this class, and I'll be out of town that weekend -- everyone tweet and photograph and take awesome notes for me!

    April 23, 2014

    • Sylvia P.

      I'm out of town too, alas. I'll be sure to ask my co-leaders to take pics.

      April 23, 2014

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