Kids Academy - Intro to JavaScript (ages 8-12)

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The Iron Yard - St. Petersburg & Tampa

260 1st Ave South Suite 300 · Saint Petersburg, FL

How to find us

We are located on the third floor of the white, Station House Building. Take the gold elevator on the outside of the building to the third floor. Parking is available at the metered spaces out front or paid parking is available at parking garages.

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The kids will be learning: HTML/CSS, JavaScript syntax, programming basics, functional programming techniques, JavaScript in the browser, and JavaScript on the server. At the end they will build a single page web application!

This is a FREE 5 week course every Monday from May 15th to June 19th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Meter parking is free after 6pm in front of the school.

If only 1 child is attending just register for yourself, if you have multiple children please add a +1 per child after the first child.

Please sign up and tell us the name and age of your child(ren) attending.

If you sign up and later find out your child cannot attend, please let us know immediately, so that your RSVP can be changed and opened up for other students.

Please read the FAQs below as they may answer your questions. For additional questions, please contact our Operations Assistant Katherine Trammell ( at [masked].


What ages are the classes open to?

We welcome all kids ages 8-12. Adults need to accompany the child if they are 16 years of age or younger.

What kind of computer will the students need?

Both Macs and PCs are welcome! Please bring a fully-charged laptop and a laptop charger to the class. Please make sure that the laptop is in good working shape so we don't spend the class trying to fix computers when we can be learning.

Any programs/software that need to be installed on the computer?

Please have Google Chrome Browser (free), Adobe Brackets (free), and Atom Text Editor (free) downloaded.

What is the cost of the class?

FREE. The Iron Yard ( believes strongly that programming must be accessible at all ages, and kids classes are one way we inch toward making that belief a reality.

Do the students need to know how to touch-type?

No, excellent typing skills are not required.

What do students need to know before taking the class?

The course is for beginners. Imagination and love for computers are the only requirements for the class (though everyone will need to bring their own laptop).