Intro to JavaScript (2-Day Workshop)

Atomic Object - 1407 Randolph St Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Session #1: Saturday, March 21 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session #2: Sunday, March 22 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Snacks and drinks will be provided on both days.

You know who should learn JavaScript? You, that's who! So come learn some JavaScript. JavaScript is the language of interactivity on the web. In addition, it's showing up in lots of other places like servers, cars, refrigerators, watches, and toasters. IT'S ON YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW!! Point is, if you want to learn programming, JavaScript is a pretty good place to start. Over the course of this session we will explore the basics of programming in JavaScript, its syntax, control structures, and learn how to create behaviors for our webpages. 

No programming experience is necessary but proficiency with HTML and CSS is required.


James York is a musician-turned-software-developer who is like a knowledge TARDIS. He currently builds AngularJS apps for cars (lolwut?) on OnStar’s connected consumer platform. He has previously worked in enterprise java and on an enterprise message bus, which even he has trouble describing. Passionate about helping others find their way into software, James spends his spare time mentoring local software newbies, volunteering with Girl Develop It, and teaching beginner programming classes for Grand Circus Detroit. He also recently co-founded a user group dedicated to software craftsmanship in downtown Detroit called the Detroit Craftsman Guild. He loves good chocolate chip cookies, bad kung fu movies, and is still waiting for Gandalf to invite him on an adventure.


Atomic Object
1407 Randolph St.
Detroit, MI 48226

NOTE: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Detroit may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.


There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure.


Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided. 

Also have your favorite code editor. We like Sublime Text. 


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson (




Saturday, Mar 21
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)


Atomic Object
1407 Randolph St Detroit