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Javascript Study Group

If you're new to coding, this will be an excellent introduction to one of the hippest languages out there as well as being pretty easy to learn + start building 'stuff' almost immediately! Looking forward to seeing you there!

We welcome people of all levels, but beginners are especially encouraged. You move at your own pace in this group, so it doesn't matter if you are a fast or slow learner. 

This is the first series for Women Who Code-NYC and the language is...(drum roll please!) Javascript! 

This will run for 4 weeks/once-a-week starting Monday June 2, 9, 16, and 23. 


Challenge: 1 hr/day on ONE resource

Resources: 

Newbie: no coding experience

dash.generalassemb.ly (HTML + CSS) {HIGHLY recommended!}

codecademy.com/tracks/javascript

Book:

Javascript Allonge - leanpub.com/javascript-allonge/read . Puts all JS functions/concepts/code in terms of coffee! Super easy analogies if you're coming from a non-tech background

Project:

Build a calculator! thecodeplayer.com/walkthrough/javascript-css3-calculator 


Beginner: little Javascript experience

http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/javascript

http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/jquery

Book:

Javascript Allonge - leanpub.com/javascript-allonge/read (Puts all JS functions/concepts/code in terms of coffee! Super easy analogies if you're coming from a non-tech background) 

Eloquent Javascript - eloquentjavascript.net/ (Step-by-step introductions to doing basic Javascript)

Project:

Convert number to Roman numerals. 

learnstreet.com/cg/simple/project/integer_roman-javascript

Intermediate: moderate Javascript experience

http://nodeschool.io/

https://docs.angularjs.org/tutorial/

Book:

Eloquent Javascript - http://eloquentjavascript.net/ 
(Step-by-step introductions to doing basic Javascript)

Project:

Learning Node? Try building a HTTP chat application! You'll need to set up the client + server side, so 2 files, lots of fun.

Advanced: you know who you are

Book:
Learning Javascript Design Patterns: 

http://addyosmani.com/resources/essentialjsdesignpatterns/book/

Project:

Build a jquery UI widget.

Start a backbone OR ember.js project .


For the JS series, please look at our definitions of types of coders and decide which one you are. You'll be paired accordingly.  
Newbie:

N00b = don’t know ANY programming language and/or concepts

JS Beginner:

Beg = Some basic programming experience but dont know Javascript

Beg-Inter = Intermediate knowledge in other programming languages but NOT Javascript

Beg-Pro = Advanced knowledge in other programming languages but NOT Javascript

JS Intermediate:

Inter - Moderate programming knowledge in Javascript (use language a few times/week)

JS Advanced:

Adv - Advanced knowledge in Javascript (use language every day)


If you've done any JS projects before, we'd love to have you demo. So email [masked] and  [masked]!

If you have any JS or HTML/CSS experience, we'd love to have you TA! So shoot us an email and we'll get you set up!

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  • Angela W.

    This sounded great. Would love to attend if you do a second round. Especially if located closer to Brooklyn.

    June 27, 2014

  • Janet G.

    What a wonderful event! It was such a joy to be around such wonderful, intelligent and funny women. Looking forward to the next event!

    June 24, 2014

  • YOKO

    I really enjoyed. Keep going to study!

    June 24, 2014

  • B

    What an awesome group of women coders! I'm totally inspired again after tonight's meetup! Pls keeps posted:)

    June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Haven't been able to make a single one :(. Have a great time tonight ladies!

    1 · June 23, 2014

    • Khadijah C.

      Me either :( I hope there is another series on a different night.

      June 23, 2014

  • Mary

    Oh Rats! I didn't realize this study group started on June 2nd and tonight is the last of 4 meetings in the series? Sorry, I guess I will have to hold off attending until there is a more beginner level.

    June 23, 2014

  • lyndsey

    Sorry to miss this last one, but I have a cold and don't want to give it to any of you lovely coders. Have fun!

    June 23, 2014

  • zena

    did the meetup location change??

    June 23, 2014

  • Ricki

    Ugh. I was really looking forward to this, but that's a bit of a haul from Brooklyn. Maybe next one.

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just came to New York this week- can I still come to this even though the workshop's been more than halfway underway?

    June 22, 2014

  • Kate S.

    Beg-Int - I know stuff but also have massive blank spots

    June 21, 2014

  • Janet G.

    Absolute newbie!!

    June 18, 2014

  • Mary

    And I a total newbie to Javascripting!

    June 18, 2014

  • Portia

    complete noob and happy to join!

    June 17, 2014

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