Intro to Sass: Giving Superpowers to CSS

Kenna Security - 800 W Washington Boulevard Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 10:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

Sass is a language that extends CSS. In this one-day workshop, you'll learn the basics of Sass and boost your professional development, saving time at work while keeping your resume fresh with this in-demand skill.

Sass takes the principles of CSS and HTML - separation of style from content - and supercharges them, making your site’s CSS nimble and future-friendly.

We’ll learn how to use Sass features like variables, mix-ins, nesting, and functions to make your CSS super clean and way more powerful, replacing the need for memorizing complex CSS3 selectors, hex codes and vendor prefixes.

Along the way, you’ll install Ruby, learn to use the command line, enhance your browser’s code inspector and write your own custom functions for Sass with some basic programming concepts to guide you.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. Apply here ( Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, March 30th. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students.

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text, Atom or VS Code (free; available for both Mac and PC).


To get the most out of this class, you should have a basic working knowledge of HTML & CSS. You may have:

• taken Intro to HTML/CSS through Girl Develop It

• have built your own site, or

• already build websites regularly

You should be comfortable with writing CSS already and are ready to take your skills to the next level. Please take our CSS quiz to make sure you're ready for this class ( A 7 out of 10 score means you qualify to take this class.

This class is suitable for more advanced HTML and CSS students as well.

Instructor: Arelia Jones

Arelia is a web developer at Sprout Social, co-leader of the Chicago Chapter of Girl Develop It, and co-founder and instructor at CoderSpace where she teaches web development to high school students. She has a lifelong passion for the web and enjoys learning and helping others learn more about technology.

Hosted by: Kenna Security

Attendees must provide their full name as it appears on their ID for building security.

Refund Policy: Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows. We only extend refunds if 1) the class is cancelled by the GDI chapter leaders due to low enrollment, or 2) the class is rescheduled and you cannot make the rescheduled date.

No Drop-Ins: We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

Questions?: If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 1 week in advance.

Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (


Saturday, Apr 7
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CDT)


Kenna Security
800 W Washington Boulevard Chicago