JS301: Intro to jQuery

Galvanize - 44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Sun, Jun 18, 2017, 10:00 AM (PDT)

About this event

Course description:

In this workshop, we will introduce jQuery, the most popular JavaScript library for making webpages interactive. This is the perfect follow-up workshop for those who have attended our JS200: Making Webpages Interactive with JavaScript workshop.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises in pairs, and will be taught by Hanah Yendler, Front End Developer at SEPHORA.


Attendees should be comfortable with HTML/CSS fundamentals (HTML tags and attributes, CSS selectors) and JavaScript fundamentals (syntax, data structures, conditionals, loops). Attendees should also have learned the DOM API (access and modification methods). That means that you either attended our HTML 101 workshop, JS 101 workshop, and JS for the Web 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: Khan Academy's Intro to JS course, Codecademy's JS courseGDI SF JS slides

• DOM API: Khan Academy's "Making Webpages Interactive" courseGDI SF "Making Webpages Interactive" slides

Tech requirements: 

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay. If you don't have one of those, please let us know in advance) and charger.

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.

• A text editor - we recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for Mac, PC, or Linux) or Atom (also free; available for Mac, PC, or Linux).

No laptop? No problem. We have 2 Chromebooks available to borrow. Message the teachers if you are interested.

Topics covered:

• What is jQuery?

• What is a JavaScript library?

• Finding, creating, changing, and reading elements.

• Adding events with jQuery 

• Making animation effects with jQuery

• Best practices when using jQuery




Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship. Due to the amount of applications, only the scholarship recipient will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!

There will be an hour break at noon. Lunch will not be provided.


Sunday, Jun 18
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)


44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco