Intro to JavaScript

1st Dibs - 51 Astor Place Floor 3 New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Sep 17 - 18, 2016, 10:30 AM (EDT)

About this event

This class is a 2-day series running on Sat, Sept 17th and Sun, Sept 18th from 10:30am to 3pm 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!

Because we must have the class list in advance, registration closes Thursday Sept 15th at 6pm.


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 2-day class JavaScript course runs on the following schedule:

Class 1, Saturday, September 17th, 10:30am-3pm

Class 2, Sunday, September 18th, 10:30am-3pm

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!

About the teacher:

A former English teacher, Alexandra transitioned to a career in programming out of an interest in creating and building projects on the web. She works as a front-end developer at BarkBox, and has previously worked as a front-end developer at Urban Outfitters and Chloe + Isabel. She participates in the GDI community as a teacher, TA, and student, and when she's not spending her time learning and hacking on web projects, Alexandra works on lots of handmade craft projects and blogs about them here!


September 17 - 18
10:30 AM (EDT)


1st Dibs
51 Astor Place Floor 3 New York