Intro to JavaScript


Date(s) - 11/07/15 - 11/08/15
12:45 AM to 5:00 AM

Kings Hall (Willits Room)

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This class is a 2-day series running on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 from 12:45pm to 5pm each day.

PREREQUISITES: We suggest having a working knowledge of HTML as a prerequisite for this course. This course is specifically for beginners and we highly advise experienced developers to not take this class.


• Your laptop. (Note: a netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute!)

• A modern browser such as Chrome or Firefox installed.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 3 (It’s free and available for Mac/PC/Linux).


JavaScript is the world’s most popular programming language for a reason — it’s the primary way to build interaction on the web. Learning JavaScript is a logical next step once you’ve learned HTML/CSS.

Many programming courses end up glossing over some of the tricky words — ‘variable’, ‘object’, ‘method’ — this course is especially designed for beginners new to programming concepts, so you’ll learn to program with JavaScript. If those words are confusing to you now, no worries! You’re exactly who we want to teach.

In this class, we will be covering: basic development concepts, writing our own JavaScript functions, browser events, web animation, and we will touch on the jQuery library. Students will exit this class with a good grasp of basic programming principles and the knowledge of how to manipulate HTML elements.


Catherine Farman has been building websites for over half her life, starting with HTML cobbled together on Geocities. Cat is currently a Technology & Innovation Fellow and Front End Developer for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she builds standards-based websites using HTML, CSS and Javascript to help protect consumers in the financial marketplace. Cat teaches responsive web design, Javascript, and Sass courses for Girl Develop It. When she’s not at a computer she likes to sew and watch soccer. Find her on Twitter @cfarm.

Want to help out at this class? We’re always looking for TA’s! Email the organizer at southjersey at girldevelopit dot com.

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.




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