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January 19th: Intro to JavaScript; Vancouver Edition

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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What is Ladies Learning Code?

We're a not-for-profit startup in Toronto who provide women (and men*) the opportunity to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. We're all about showing people that learning to hack can be fun!

*Men are welcome to attend workshops (and they do!), but we request that you bring with you an additional female learner where possible.

Special thanks to our workshop sponsor, Launch Academy, who have been incredible supporters of Ladies Learning Code in Vancouver.

Why JavaScript?

JavaScript is simple but powerful. It is the backbone to all those nifty animations you see on websites and it powers many modern day web applications, including Gmail, Google Maps, and Facebook (to only name 0.00001% of the sites that use JavaScript!).

Many aspects of JavaScript can be easy for even absolute beginners to grasp but has powerful language constructs that can be used down the road. With JavaScript, getting started is super simple, since all you need is a web browser and a program like Notepad or TextEdit. No need to worry about installing interpreters, compilers, or any of that mumbo jumbo.


The Ladies Learning Code Introduction to JavaScript workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. Join Lead Instructor Angelina Fabbro @angelinamagnum for this full day workshop and you will: 

  • learn basic programming techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages
  • review the basic building blocks of how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript work together to create richer online experiences
  • write JavaScript to create a shopping cart and a snazzy photo viewer
  • get a quick introduction to the popular JavaScript framework library jQuery
  • get an idea of what resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will)

Is this workshop for you?

This workshop has been designed for beginners who have never been exposed to JavaScript before, but already have basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. Not sure if you have the basic HTML and CSS you'll need to get the most out of this workshop? If you've been to either of our Intro to HTML & CSS workshops (and paid attention), you should be good to go! Missed those workshops? See this quiz. If you can answer the 3 questions, you are probably a good fit for this workshop. 

Requirements:

  1. Please be sure that you have the prerequisite HTML & CSS experience (see above).
  2. You must own or have access to a laptop with wi-fi for which you have administrative permissions. Please be sure to bring your powercord.
  3. Note that workshops are taught in English.

Also, if you can bring a travel mug to the workshop, that would be great! We're trying to make our workshops more eco-friendly.

*Are you quaified to help teach this workshop? Great - our workshops absolutely wouldn't be possible without the incredible developers who help us out! Please join our 'tech help' email list here.

What's Included?

  • A small ratio (usually 4:1!) of students to instructors
  • A fun and inclusive learning envionment
  • A great venue (Launch Academy)
  • Catered lunch and snacks

Questions?

Email us at info [at] ladieslearningcode.com. You can also find us here:

Twitter: @llcodedotcom (don't forget to use the hashtag: #ladieslearningcode)
Facebook: facebook.com/ladieslearningcode
Mailing List & Developer/Designer Mailing List: http://ladieslearningcode.com

What participants say about our workshops:

"Honestly, the set up of one instructor - four students is brilliant."

"I'm super impressed with the organizers and participants, and I think it's a really valuable initiative."

"[The best part of the workshop was] the positivity, helpfulness and eagerness to learn/teach of every person in the room."

"After years of teaching myself how to code, I wasn't sure how I'd find the collaborative experience of an LLC workshop - but it completely exceeded my expectations. The lead instructor was clear and thorough, and the volunteer instructors were always ready to throw new challenges at us the moment they saw we'd completed the current task. Solving a coding problem has always been exciting for me, but having a group of people equally excited about it was amazing!"

"[My favourite part was] the casual nature of things, and the fact that all the instructors walked around and helped out learners everywhere around the room - so I got to meet and talk to a bunch of people who were experienced and gain some perspectives. The food was great too. ;)"

Have questions about January 19th: Intro to JavaScript; Vancouver Edition? Contact the organizer

When & Where

128 West Hastings
Suite 300
Vancouver, V6B 1G8
Canada

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)


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