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Introduction to Javascript & jQuery

NOTE: This is a three day course, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You are paying to attend all 3 days.

Bring headphones!
Session 1: Thursday, May 15th,[masked]:30-8:30pm. (Dinner provided)

Session 2: Friday, May 16th,[masked]:30-8:30pm. (Dinner provided)

Session 3: Saturday, May 17th,[masked]:00-5:00pm. (Lunch provided)

JavaScript is a the language of interactivity on the web. Ever used Google Maps? Clicked on something to make it appear or hide? Seen a slideshow of images? You've used JavaScript! 

You'll begin learning to develop interactive websites in this introductory course. We will be covering basic JavaScript and jQuery, as well as dynamic HTML, JSON and APIs. (If you don't know what any of those acronyms mean, don't worry... this is the class for you!)

DevMountain has graciously offered some great perks & swag for our Javascript class. All attendees of this class will receive:

$500 scholarship for DevMountain's Summer Web/Core or Fall Web/Core      classes (SLC, or Provo)
50% off of DevMountain's online course 
Free Javascript: the Good Parts book

Food and space is being generously provided by Instructure:

They have a gorgeous building and a central location near I-215. They are also providing us with dinner Thursday-Friday and lunch on Saturday. We are incredibly grateful for their support!

• Your laptop and charger
• Headphones 
• Wifi & power strips will be provided 
• If you do not already have Google Chrome or Firefox, install it before class. 
• We will be using Sublime Text 2 ( in class.

If you need help getting your computer set up, we recommend stopping by our Code & Coffee which will likely be a week or two before and have one of our volunteers help get you set up.

Brian Holt is presently the redditgifts front-end developer at reddit. This essentially means he gets paid to use JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to help you connect to the world around you, gain deep and meaningful insight, and look at cat pictures for hours. When not saving the world one line of JavaScript at time, Brian loves to ski, mountain bike, trail run, and hang out with his wife and Havanese puppy. Brian is currently a resident of Salt Lake City, UT.

A very special thanks to our teacher, Brian Holt! He will be donating his proceeds from this class to our chapter fund so we can offer scholarships!

Join us at our Hack Night on May 28th to ask follow up after the class. TAs from this class will be available to assist with any questions.

We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Stacie Farmer ([masked]) or Zara Johnson ([masked]). 

NOTE: If we have less than 5 people signed up for this class up to a week before the starting date, it will be postponed for a later date. 

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  • Pauline J.

    Please have another class as I found this on such short notice that I am not able to attend, but I really want to do this class

    1 · May 14, 2014

    • Roanna

      I just stumbled on this today. I will definitely attend if there is another class scheduled.

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Lyza

      Count me in on the next class too!

      May 20, 2014

  • Svetlana

    Thank you for the JS/jQ class! Fun, yet very professional workshop. I am so happy to have met such a great group, fantastic people! Hat off to the organizers and instructors.

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How does everyone do that "Good to see you" button?

    Anyway - GOOD TO SEE YOU! and I had a blast meeting so many of you. Stacie, Karli, Brian, Nina, Instructure - THANKS!!!!! GDI rocks!!!

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Lisa

    Thanks so much everyone who made this happen! I had a great time and found it very informative and good practice. Much appreciated.

    2 · May 18, 2014

  • Kathy

    Very informative. Enjoyed the laid back learning atmosphere.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Incredible. Brian is a super instructor and all the ladies in attendance are wonderfully nice!

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I so wish I could be there for this! Is there going to be another one soon? I've been wanting to sign up for DevMountains fall course, so this would be an awesome opportunity for me to get acquainted with things first,

    May 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If someone could let me know about a possible next class that would be awesome!

      May 14, 2014

    • Stacie F.

      Keep an eye out and we'll do our best to get another class scheduled soon!

      May 14, 2014

  • Jenn Lolly S.

    Crap! I just realized I have a scheduling snafu, even though I've already paid for this course. Is there anyone wanting to go who can't afford it? Could I possibly transfer a ticket to them? (Or could I maybe attend the next one instead?)

    May 12, 2014

    • Melissa O.

      If she can transfer the ticket I'd love to go. I didn't think I could get Saturday off initially but now I have it off.

      May 13, 2014

    • Stacie F.

      Yep, we got it sorted out. Thanks Amber! :D

      May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brian or Stacie (or anyone) - what kind of headphones do we need? I don't have any and am short on cash..... :(

    May 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all,
    I know this is a majority female based group but I hope it is okay that I join in as I am just looking to help further my education in the JS dev world.

    2 · May 12, 2014

  • jason s.

    How old do you need to be to attend this? My eleven year old daughter would like to go if she's old enough. She's been doing code combat and recently went to the open west conference with me.

    May 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Jason - if you want to sign up for Treehouse (and its great!) then go to my blog: and click on the big green add for Treehouse and you get a deal on signing up. Take care!

      May 12, 2014

    • Brian H.

      Treehouse is great. I've look at a lot of their material and my wife has done the HTML/CSS class. It's great.

      And there are plenty of adults who can't type very quickly either.

      May 12, 2014

  • Taleen E.

    So sad I cant attend this class. Hoping for another one VERY soon!!!

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    that's great Jason! How fun to have her join us!


    May 11, 2014

  • Audie Y.

    I wanted to look at the DevMountain online course mentioned in the perks section, but can't seem to find it. Can someone post a link? Thanks :)

    April 30, 2014

    • Stacie F.

      Hmmm, I'm not sure about the online part. I will talk with our sponsor and give you an update once I know more.

      May 6, 2014

  • Carolyn W.

    I'm fairly new to Girl Develop It - and am interested in this class, but can no attend the Saturday session.. Is it worthwhile to sign up if I can only attend Thurs/Fri or should I wait for a series like this to be offered again?

    May 6, 2014

    • Stacie F.

      Saturday is going to be half of the class, so I wouldn't do it unless you can make all 3 days. If there's enough interest, hopefully we can do another one fairly soon!

      May 6, 2014

  • Sariah M.

    I can't make it to this one, but I want to come to the next class!

    1 · April 14, 2014

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