Javascript 101

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Javascript 101

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Near North Side
444 N Wabash Ave 5th Fl
Btwn E Illinois & E Hubbard Streets
Illinois City, Illinois 60611
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Ben Austin

What you'll learn in this javascript class:

Javascript is a dynamic programming language developed with functionality and web developers in mind. As the foundation of millions of web pages and frameworks constantly being built to compliment it, JavaScript is here to to stay! Come learn about the basics of Javascript and jQuery and find out how to these tools can help you update the appearance, function, and content of a web page.

In this hands-on introductory workshop, you’ll learn all about the Javascript development community. You’ll also learn how to think programmatically and apply javascript programming fundamentals to create rich web applications. In addition, you’ll learn how to incorporate jQuery, a JavaScript framework, to add animations and effects to your website.

Students should be familiar with basic HTML/CSS as well as common computer functions, such as launching programs, creating folders, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, or finding and saving files.

  • Gain an overview of the JavaScript landscape and its placement in the web development ecosystem.
  • Practice programmatic thinking by writing Javascript pseudo-code
  • Write expressions that assign and evaluate variables
  • Explain the difference between jQuery and vanilla JS
  • Register and trigger event handlers for jQuery events
Prereqs & Preparation
  • Basic HTML and CSS experience.
  • Complete DASH Project 1 
  • Bring a laptop to class (Mac preferred but not required). Install Sublime Text 3 on your computer 
  • Have Google Chrome on your computer.
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