Intro to JavaScript

Remedy Partners - 5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 Floor 6 - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Tue, Aug 29, 2017, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

This class is a 4-day series running on Tues, Aug 29th; Thurs, Aug 31st; Tues, Sept 5th; Thurs, Sept 7th from 7pm to 9pm each day.

JavaScript is the world's most popular programming language for a reason -- it's the primary way to build interaction on the web!

In this workshop specifically for beginners, learn the underlying programming concepts in JavaScript and how the language complements HTML and CSS in dynamic, interactive websites.  

We'll cover an overview of what's possible with JavaScript, when and why a developer would want to use it, and how to incorporate it into a website. We'll introduce programming basics, including variables, arrays, objects, functions, events, and we'll cover helper libraries like jQuery. Alongside the coding process, we'll also demonstrate JavaScript debugging strategies with Chrome's in-browser Dev Tools. 

By the end of the workshop, students will have an understanding of to how to build out basic interactivity and logic in their websites!


* You will need to bring your own laptop and charger.


You should have a working knowledge of HTML for this class. There are many online resources to learn HTML, including this free course from Code Academy:

There are no refunds or make-ups for this course. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding.

We offer needs-based scholarships for people interested in taking this course who may not be able to afford the registration fee. Scholarship applications are closed.


This 4-day class JavaScript course runs on the following schedule:

Class 1, Tuesday, August 29th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Class 2, Thursday, August 31st, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Class 3, Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Class 4, Thursday, September 7th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct

Interested in TA-ing or being a volunteer? Fill out this form and the organizer will contact you!


Freda Suyi Ding is a programmer based in Chinatown, NYC who currently builds software for WeWork. Previously, Freda was a TA at a women’s code school as well as this summer’s GDI study groups. They are passionate about organizing marginalized groups in tech, creative coding, and making Javascript do cool tricks.


Tuesday, Aug 29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Remedy Partners
5 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 Floor 6