Diving Further Into JavaScript & jQuery

Crystal Tech Fund - 2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000 Arlington - View Map Girl Develop It D.C.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Round 2 of Beginner JavaScript!  Build on the skills from July's Round 1 and dive further in!  This course is designed for students who have taken the July JavaScript series or are already comfortable with that beginner course material (links to curriculum in Prequisites section below). 

In session 1 we'll introduce jQuery, discuss its role as a JavaScript library.  We'll introduce basic interactive functionalities, including mouse events, toggle, and val.  We'll utilize those new skills in class to create a basic interactive form to add new results to your site.

In session 2 we'll introduce APIs, REST, and AJAX.  We'll work with an API and introduce jQuery UI and the concept of jQuery plugins. 

This 2-session JavaScript course runs for two Thursdays:

Class 1, Introduction to jQuery: Thursday, Sept 18 6:30p-8:30p

Class 2, AJAX, APIs, and Sharing Data: Thursday, Sept 25 6:30p-8:30p

Due to the restrictions of Meetup's registration, we can't schedule multi-day events, so keep in mind that this Meetup event serves as registration for both classes. 

About the teacher: 

Kate Green is a web developer at the Chronicle of Higher Education. She got her start on the web in 1998 when a friend gave her a 15 minute crash course in HTML. She stood up her first server the next year and has worked on the web since. In the interim she learned CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and now Ruby. Today she leads front end development for chronicle.com and philanthropy.com, where she did the look and feel for the new responsive sites and has introduced automated testing and code quality to the front end code base. Outside of work she runs, gardens, and runs her dog in agility. 


Please bring/install the following on your computer prior to class: 

• Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. 

• A code editor installed. (We recommend <a href="http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.5.3.html">Notepad++ for Windows and SublimeText 2 for Windows or Mac.  Both are free.)

• A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer"extension or Firefox and Firebug installed.

You can take a sneak peak at the slides here: http://www.girldevelopit.com/materials. Look for the Javascript/jQuery core curriculum. This series will cover the material in Class 3 and Class 4.  The instructor may customize the curriculum to her teaching style so that these are not the exact slides used in class, but the core material shown in these slides will be covered.


Students should have completed the first series of Beginner JavaScript classes or already know enough JavaScript to feel comfortable building on that material.  You can review those slides here:  http://www.girldevelopit.com/materials.  Under JavaScript, look for Class 1 - Introduction to JavaScript and Class 2 - Functions, Arrays, Loops, and Objects.  

Disruption Corporation is generously providing space at their Crystal Tech Fund offices in Crystal City for our classes!  They are an amazing partner, and we encourage you to Tweet your thanks @disruptioncorp

Tortoise & Hare will be providing food and drinks for classes!  Please give them a shout out on Twitter @tortoiseharebar 


There's an underground parking garage at the intersection of Crystal Dr. and 23rd St. - you can park there (follow signs to bldg 2231).  Alternately, you can take the metro to the Crystal City metro station on yellow/blue lines.  The office is only a couple short blocks away.  

Refund Policy: Your payment guarantees your seat in the course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, your seat is yours to sell or give to someone else - just please let us know who!  As a rule we don't offer refunds or credits;  Instead your class fee will go toward our chapter fund which we will use to establish a scholarship fund going forward.   That said, please do reach out and let us know if you have extenuating circumstances. 


Thursday, Sep 18
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)


Crystal Tech Fund
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000 Arlington