Intro to JavaScript

Pace University - 163 William Street New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Jan 22 - 31, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)

About this event

This class is a 4-day series running on Tues, Jan 1/22; Thurs, Jan 1/24; Tues, Jan 1/29; Thurs, Jan 1/31 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 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. Apply here:


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

Class 1, Tuesday, Jan 1/22 6:30pm-8:30pm

Class 2, Thursday, Jan 1/24, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Class 3, Tuesday, Jan 1/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Class 4, Thursday, Jan 1/31, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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!

Franziska has a Ph.D. in mathematics and is a senior engineer at Google working on the Cloud Platform team in New York City. She’s a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and an expert on JavaScript performance. When she's not working hard on making Node.js better on the Cloud Platform, she's probably out riding horses.


January 22 - 31
6:30 PM (EST)


Pace University
163 William Street New York