JS301: Intro to jQuery

Hack Reactor - 944 Market Street San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Sun, Oct 25, 2015, 11:45 AM (PDT)

About this event

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 JS for the Web workshop.

This workshop will be largely "self-paced". That means that we'll start with a round of introductions and an overview, and then you'll watch videos and do coding challenges at your own pace, using Khan Academy. We will stop to work on pair projects every few hours, and we'll have TAs to answer questions and help when you get stuck.


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

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

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux) 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: 

What is jQuery?, Finding, creating, changing, and reading elements, Making animation and effects with jQuery, Best practices when using jQuery

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.


Sunday, Oct 25
11:45 AM - 6:15 PM (PDT)


Hack Reactor
944 Market Street San Francisco