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jQuery jAM, Season 11

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"Narrowing the skills gap, one chapter at a time."

NOTE: This virtual self-study group will begin once a Senior Percolator ( has been identified to lead the group. Learn more about becoming a Senior Percolator (

jQuery jAM, our virtual self-study group focused on JavaScript, jQuery and related technologies, is returning for Season 11. This season will continue our learning that began in Season 7 (, Season 8 (, Season 9 ( and Season 10 (

During August you can get caught up with any of the four seasons listed above.

The book we will be using for Season 11 is Async & Performance (

This book is the fifth in a series of six JavaScript books and 247 pages long. We will continue with this You Don't Know JS series later in 2017 as follows:

• ES6 & Beyond ( (Season 12)

Once this series ends we can consider additional JavaScript and jQuery topics such as the following:

• Introduction to JavaScript Object Notation: A To-the-Point Guide to JSON ( (Season 13)

• JSON at Work: Practical Data Integration for the Web ( (Season 14)

Self-Study Group Format

The format of a virtual self-study group is as follows:

• Each participant obtains a copy of the same textbook: Async & Performance (

• Each participant commits to read one chapter per week, complete the exercises and post links to your completed work.

• Each participant obtains assistance by posting questions to a discussion area set up on the Boston PHP Message Board (coming soon) for each chapter. Each participant will receive personal feedback, as well as, a weekly group e-mail update.

• Each participant who completes the book is recognized on the Self-Study Group | Wall of Accomplishment (

Note: There is no classroom instruction. There are no webcasts. There are no scheduled appointments of any kind.

Once you have access to the book, you simply proceed at a pace that best fits into your current work/life schedule. You DO NOT need to live in the Boston area to participate. Invite your friends, family members and co-workers to join in the fun!

How Do I Get Started?

• Become a member of Boston PHP if you are not already a member. Simply click: Join us!

• Register for jQuery jAM: Season 11 ( Simply RSVP: Yes

• Obtain a copy of Async & Performance ( (the only program cost). O'Reilly Media no longer sells books directly and has discontinued their discount program. When your book arrives, start your virtual learning by reading one chapter at a time, completing the exercises and posting a link to your completed work.


Q: How long will the course last?

A: We will cover six chapters plus one appendix in the book starting Sunday, September 10 and ending Saturday, October 21. Refer to the jQuery jAM, Season 11 -- Master Discussion List (coming soon) for specific dates.

Q: Do I have to wait until Sunday, September 10 to begin?

A: No need to wait! Feel free to begin as soon as you obtain a copy of your book. Simply post a message on the Introduce Yourself: jQuery jAM, Season 11 message board (coming soon) once you receive your book so that we can gauge participation. Then, proceed at a pace that best fits your current work/life schedule.

Q: Do I have to live in Boston to participate?

A: Not at all. This program is virtual. We have successful graduates from many states and even have graduates from countries in Europe and Africa.

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: Simply post a reply below and you will receive a response.

Let's start jAMmin'!!

Gene Babon
Chief Percolator

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