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JavaScript Fundamentals 2: ES6 and Beyond (6-Class Series)

FrontEnd Classes

May 23, 2023, 12:00 AM UTC – June 8, 2023, 1:30 AM UTC


About this event


ECMAScript 6 (also known as ES6) is the current modern standard of Javascript. Like most things in the software world, JavaScript continues to evolve and grow, with new features and syntax added every year. It’s important for developers to stay updated on how the language is changing over time.

This six-class cohort series will be an introduction and practical exploration into the modern features and syntax of JavaScript that aspiring frontend developers should know about and be using. This series will also be foundational—a great prerequisite—for those interested in eventually learning and using popular JavaScript frameworks such as React and Vue.

Topics to cover will include:

  • Switch and Ternary statements
  • Array iterators
  • Objects & Object methods
  • Destructuring objects and arrays
  • Rest & Spread Operators
  • Promises

Event Details:

Dates: Mon, Tue, Wed
Class 1: Monday, May 22 @  8:00pm - 9:30pm EST/ 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Class 2: Tuesday, May 30 (held Tues. to observe Memorial Day  @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST/ 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST 
Class 3: Wednesday, May 31  @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST/ 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Class 4: Monday, June 5  @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST/ 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Class 5: Wednesday, June 7  @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST/ 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Class 6: Monday, June 12  @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST/ 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

Class Cost: $240 (for six courses, 12 hours of instruction)
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Technical Requirements

Web Browser:
  • Recommended: Chrome or Firefox
A code or text editor
Optional: A account
Optional: Github account
Join GDI’s Community Slack channel (Invites will be sent after registration)


Basic knowledge of JavaScript is required. JavaScript Fundamentals I (GDI) or the equivalent (Udemy, Codecademy, etc.)

This is not an introductory class. You should be familiar (not necessarily advanced) with the following concepts and topics:

  • Declaring Variables
  • Working with Data Types: Strings, Numbers, Booleans, Arrays
  • Writing Functions (and Return statements)
  • Looping (for loops, while loops)
  • Conditionals (if/else statements)
  • Basic Array Methods

Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.