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Introduction & Module #1

  • Dec 5, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Module #1 will cover:

• Tools for programming 

• Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE 

• Text Editor 

•  The HTML 5 Document 

• The Script Tag 

• Alert Hello World 

• document.body.innerHTML Hello World

Instructional Methods:

Each class will include a lecture introducing new concepts, then a step-by-step lab showing how to implement the concepts discussed in the lecture. 

Afterwards, people are encouraged to work alone or in groups to experiment with the new concepts presented. People are encouraged to ask questions anytime during the class.

Attendance is always optional; each week’s material will be repeated the following week to allow for personal scheduling flexibility. There will never be any tests or grades. A laptop is required for participation in the labs.

What this course will not cover: 

CSS, Node.js, server side programming, HTTP APIs and JavaScript libraries, with the exception of a bit of jQuery at the end of the course for fun.

Recommended Reading: 

JavaScript: The Good Parts by Douglas Crockford
http://www.amazon.com/JavaScript-Good-Parts-Douglas-Crockford/dp/0596517742

Important

Each module will be presented twice in succession, so if you can't make a class the first time a module is presented do not worry as it will be presented again the following week. 

Also this meetup is closed to recruiter. No exceptions.

Parking & Location Info

There is plenty of free parking on the street. If you park in our lot there will be a $10 charge. 

Enter the complex through the parking entrance on Hayden. The M-GO office is located next to the raised parking garage towards the back. If you get lost on the day of the event please call[masked] and we'll be happy to direct you.

See you there!

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  • shannan

    So are those of us that were in the first class I guess we just show up for the next one tomorrow even though no one has scheduled it on here? I cant even get through to M-GO to ask.

    December 18, 2013

    • Tony G.

      No class tomorrow, we're breaking for the holidays. Sorry about the confusion.

      December 18, 2013

    • Ronnie C.

      I definitely appreciate the class, but someone should really have given us more of a heads up about this...

      December 19, 2013

  • shannan

    Yep. I keep checking back to see if this week's class has been posted yet so we can be sure to sign up!

    December 15, 2013

  • Ronnie C.

    Awesome class w/ a very enthusiastic and down to earth instructor.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • Rurouni

    where can we find the link to the presentation slides? and the labs done in the session? unfortunately, i am unable to locate it. thank you

    December 9, 2013

  • shannan

    I think this so great this is being offered and really looking forward to the next meetings. Good Javascript classes are not readily available at all and I'm so glad I found this.

    December 5, 2013

  • John

    Cool workspace. Parking everywhere! Nice people. I look forward to learn js with M-GO. Thanks for hosting!

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Ronnie C.

    will those who attend the first session get priority for the subsequent classes? or will it be free for all upon posting the schedule for the other classes?

    November 18, 2013

    • Jason E.

      All classes will be on a first come first serve basis. But the good news is that we will always present each class twice before moving on to the next module. We are also working on a video solution that we will post to a YouTube channel after each module is complete.

      November 18, 2013

    • Ronnie C.

      ok thanks

      November 18, 2013

  • John

    What is the price for these classes?

    November 18, 2013

    • Ronnie C.

      free

      November 18, 2013

    • Jason E.

      Correct. This is a free class. M-GO is an Open Source shop and it is our view that all programming knowledge should be as well. A sincere desire to learn, a laptop, and a smile is all you need to bring.

      November 18, 2013

  • Jason E.

    If you have registered for this class and cannot attend, please un-RSVP to make room for others. This MeetUp will put into effect a "2x strikes and you're out" for members that do not honor their RSVP and fail to cancel.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Jason E.

    If you are on the waitlist for the Dec 5th class of Module #1, then please check the meetup for Dec 12th which is a repeat of Module#1.

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seems like this course has a really great response! Any chance there could be an increase in the attendee list, or maybe a second time offered for class #1?

    November 18, 2013

  • Rurouni

    will namespaces and creating objects from namespaces, be covered? something similar to C# e.g.

    MGO.Courses.Javascript
    MGO.Courses.Javascript.Angular

    thank you

    November 17, 2013

    • Tony G.

      Yes, by the end of the class we will have covered everything required to make elegant namespaces and classes with event emitters and more.

      November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seems to be a lot of interest. Any chance of getting a larger space, or otherwise increasing the attendance limit?

    3 · November 18, 2013

  • Obi

    Is there any way that course materials can be provided in case a session is full? Maybe a shared google document or something similar.

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have to pay for this course?

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Tony G.

      This course is free.

      2 · November 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Very cool. Thanks

      November 17, 2013

  • Rurouni

    will this course teach about performance and best practices?

    November 16, 2013

    • Tony G.

      We will cover best practices but performance will not be covered in depth.

      November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just purchased the book. Looking forward to this course.

    1 · November 16, 2013

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