JS303: Intro to Client-side APIs with JavaScript

Galvanize - 44 Tehama Street (between 2nd/howard) San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Thu, Jun 22, 2017, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Course description: 

An API is a service that lets one website use data or functionality from another website, and most modern webpages rely on at least one API - like the Facebook API for social interaction, the Google Analytics API for tracking, or the DoubleClick API for ads. In this workshop, you'll learn how JavaScript-based APIs actually work behind the scenes, plus be introduced to a wealth of APIs to enhance your websites.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises in pairs and will be taught by Mary Ann Jawili, Software Engineer at Salesforce, and Angela Castanieto, Software Engineer at Gametime United. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone attending our frontend workshop series.

</a> Prerequisites:

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

You can review them online at a few places:

• HTML/CSS: <a href="https://khanacademy.org/html-css">Khan Academy's HTML/CSS courseCodecademy's HTML/CSS courseGDI SF HTML/CSS slides

• JS: Khan Academy's Intro to JS courseCodecademy's JS courseGDI SF JS slides

• jQuery: Codecademy's jQuery courseGDI SF jQuery 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:

• Image/iframe APIs

• JS widget APIs


• JS API libraries




Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19YePb1ncNgHLFze40_BJRM7w8SG5mh1D0uB4qyKjwWs/viewform"></a>. Due to the amount of applications, only the scholarship recipients will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!

Food will not be provided.


Thursday, Jun 22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)


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