Taking Your CSS to the Next Level with Sass

Spotify - 45 W 18th St, 3rd Floor New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Nov 5 - 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)

About this event

This class will be taught over 2 nights running Mon and Tues 7-9pm both days. This class is $50.00; the cost covers both days of courses.

* You must bring picture ID to check in downstairs in the lobby - RSVP with your full name for Security. *

This class is intended for students with a solid foundational understanding of CSS. This workshop will be a comprehensive introduction to Sass, a.k.a. everyone's favorite CSS pre-processor!

Vanilla CSS is a fairly simple language, can do some pretty powerful things, but after a while... well, it can become rather tedious to work with.

Enter Sass: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets. Sass is a CSS meta-language and precompiler that makes the prettification of your website a breeze by adding invaluable features of more traditional programming languages.

In this class, we'll jump right in to the Sass workflow and cover all the key game changers - nesting, variables, mix-ins, inheritance, and directives. We'll also cover some of the gotchas, tools and extensions, and tips on organization and coding standards.

Students should be familiar and comfortable working with HTML and CSS (such as GDI’s Intro to HTML/CSS and Intermediate HTML/CSS class or equivalent training).

It is also helpful, but not required, to have some understanding of Git/Github and Command Line. If you do not already have experience with these tools, we recommend using these online resources:

• Codecademy’s Learn the Command Line (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line)

• Github’s Online Training (https://training.github.com/) (click on “Try Git right in your web browser” at the bottom of the page)

A laptop with Sass installed.

For Mac users, http://sass-lang.com/install (use the Command Line instructions)

For Windows users, https://teamtreehouse.com/community/how-to-install-sass-on-windows

Fill out this form ( http://goo.gl/forms/ynrPJf7ThQ ) and the organizer will contact you!

We offer needs-based scholarships for people interested in taking any course over $50 who may not be able to afford the registration fee. Apply here (https://docs.google.com/a/girldevelopit.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8LOblbCuSgKvHvdsMfTTkd83njnqpDVP7-PIHEM1soOnuHg/viewform)

Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

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. Thank you for understanding.

We have 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

Erin Depew is a front-end engineer and tech lead at Spotify. As an ex-graphic designer, her favorite part of front-end development is creating beautiful and intuitive interfaces. Outside of work, she's a violinist, bridge player and part-time houseplant killer.

Spotify is the world's most popular music streaming service, with over 35 million tracks at your fingertips we have a song for every moment. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity -- by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.


November 5 - 6
7:00 PM (EST)


45 W 18th St, 3rd Floor New York