Intro to Javascript Programming

WeWork Metropolitan Square - 1440 G St NW Washington - View Map Girl Develop It D.C.
Tue, Nov 6, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)

About this event

This class is part one of series of skill building courses. This class will meet Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 6p.m.


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, logic, writing our own JavaScript functions, browser events, interacting with the DOM, and getting and displaying user input with forms. Students will exit this class with a good grasp of basic programming principles and the knowledge of how to manipulate HTML elements.


You should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS as a prerequisite for this course. This course is specifically for JavaScript beginners and we highly advise experienced programmers to not take this class.

You will need:
• Your laptop. (Note: a netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute! Read further for information about loaner laptops.)

• A modern browser such as Chrome ( or Firefox ( installed.

• A text editor. Our instructor recommends Visual Studio Code


David Rodriguez Fuentes is is a senior web developer for Accenture Digital where he builds full-stack web applications using React front ends and Rails back ends. He was previously a teacher at Launch Academy, a Boston programming bootcamp, where he taught web fundamentals to over 150+ students and authored the first version of the bootcamp’s React curriculum. When not coding, David enjoys going out salsa dancing with his friends, sailing, and watching college football.


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GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded.

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Tuesday, Nov 6
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)


WeWork Metropolitan Square
1440 G St NW Washington