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JavaScript Fundamentals 2: ES6 and Beyond

FrontEnd Classes

May 2, 2022, 10:00 PM UTC – May 20, 2022, 12:00 AM UTC


About this event

ECMAScript 6 (also known as ES6) is one of the most currently used versions of Javascript. Javascript, like anything else in the software world, continues to evolve and grow, with new features and syntax added every year. This is why it’s important to stay updated on how the language is changing over time.

This six-class cohort series will be an introduction and practical exploration into some of the latest changes to JavaScript that aspiring frontend developers should know about and be using today. 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:

  • New variable syntax: const and let
  • Ternary Statements
  • Arrow Functions
  • Array Iterators
  • Objects & Object methods
  • Destructuring Objects and Arrays
  • And more

Event Details:

  • Class 1: Monday, May 2, 6:00p - 8:00p ET/3:00p - 5:00p PST
  • Class 2: Thursday, May 5, 6:00p - 8:00p ET/3:00p - 5:00p PST
  • Class 3: Monday, May 9, 6:00p - 8:00p ET/3:00p - 5:00p PST
  • Class 4: Thursday, May 12, 6:00p - 8:00p ET/3:00p - 5:00p PST
  • Class 5: Monday, May 16, 6:00p - 8:00p ET/3:00p - 5:00p PST
  • Class 6: Thursday, May 19, 6:00p - 8:00p ET/3:00p - 5:00p PST


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

Technical Requirements:

  • A web browser
    • Recommended: Chrome or Firefox
  • A code or text editor
    • Recommended: Visual Studio Code or Atom
  • Optional: A account
  • Optional: A Github account
  • Join GDI’s Community Slack channel (Invites will be sent after registration)

Class Cost: $240 for 12 hours of instruction

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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.