Past Meetup

Introduction to JavaScript


Price: $80.00 /per person
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Due to the low number of sign ups, we may need to cancel this workshop. We need 4 people to have signed up by today, November 11, by 7pm to keep the workshop open. Refunds will be issued if the class is cancelled.

JavaScript is the programming language that makes web pages interactive. It is also used to make servers, robots, and more! That makes it one of the most useful first languages to learn. In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of programming in JavaScript.

Many programming courses end up glossing over some of the tricky words -- 'variable', 'object', 'method' -- this course is especially designed for beginners new to programming concepts, so you'll learn to program with JavaScript. If those words are confusing to you now, no worries! You're exactly who we want to teach.

In this class, we will be covering: basic development concepts, logic, writing our own JavaScript functions, browser events, interacting with the DOM, and getting and displaying user input with forms. Students will exit this class with a good grasp of basic programming principles and the knowledge of how to manipulate HTML elements.

This 2-class course runs for 2 Saturdays:

November 10, 201 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
November 17, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:00 pm

Please note that this class has two parts, but since Meetup does not support multi-day events, this posting represents both days. Payment for this event will be applied to both days.

Prerequisites: You should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS as a prerequisite for this course. This course is specifically for JavaScript beginners and those with previous programming experience may find the class has too slow of a pace.

You can brush up on your skills here:

Khan Academy's HTML/CSS course (, Codecademy's HTML/CSS course (, GDI Salinas/Monterey HTML/CSS slides (

What to bring: a laptop (have a browser like Chrome or Firefox installed, as well as a text editor like Atom or Sublime), charger, and a notepad and pen to take notes.

Scholarships Available: Depending on current funding, we sometimes have scholarships available for our students who are not able to cover full cost of classes. If you are interested in a scholarship, please fill out our scholarship application here (

If you can’t make it to the class that you signed up and paid for, then your payment will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. You can help another woman in need!

We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class.

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.

Girl Develop It's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn coding and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct [].

Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event for marketing purposes. If you don’t want your picture to be taken, please let us know at salinas [at], or notify someone at the workshop.

If you have accessibility requirements/requests for accommodations, please provide us with at least 1 week notice so we have adequate time to meet your needs. Please send requests for accommodations to our leadership team at salinas [at]