JS 302: AJAX Workshop

Chancellor Hotel on Union Square - 433 Powell Street San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Wed, Jul 29, 2015, 6:15 PM (PDT)

About this event

In this workshop, you'll learn ways you can use data in your webpages, using AJAX to pull in JSON formatted data dynamically from servers.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises in pairs, and will be taught by Mary Ann and Brenda, two local frontend web developers. This is a great follow-up workshop for those who have attended our jQuery workshop.


Attendees should be comfortable with HTML/CSS fundamentals and JavaScript fundamentals (arrays, conditionals, loops, functions). Attendees should also have learned the DOM API and jQuery. That means that you either attended our HTML 101 workshop, JS 101 workshop, JS for the Web workshop, and JQuery workshop, or that you learned those concepts online.

You can review them online at a few places:

•  HTML/CSS: Khan Academy's HTML/CSS course, Codecademy's HTML/CSS course, GDI SF HTML/CSS slides

• JS: Codecademy's JS course, Khan Academy's Intro to JS course, GDI SF JS slides

• DOM API: Khan Academy's "Making Webpages Interactive" course

• jQuery: Codecademy's jQuery course

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay) and charger.

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC) or Notepad++ (PC).

Topics covered:

Storing data as JSON, turning JSON data into DOM nodes, using AJAX to pull in JSON.

Thank you to First Databank for the great location and food!

If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please request a GDI scholarship.

If you are interested in being a TA, please fill out this form


Wednesday, Jul 29
6:15 PM - 9:15 PM (PDT)


Chancellor Hotel on Union Square
433 Powell Street San Francisco