Introduction to Javascript Workshop

Boston Campus

GA Boston
125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston MA 02110

Introduction to Javascript Workshop | Boston

Boston Campus

GA Boston
125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston MA 02110

About this workshop

Join us for this workshop on the JavaScript programming language aimed at beginners with little or no prior experience. This workshop provides a full introduction of programming fundamentals using JavaScript to create rich web applications. Building on the foundations you learn, students take a hands-on approach in showing JavaScript's relationship to HTML and CSS to create professional, relevant applications. The primary emphasis of this workshop is on the JavaScript programming language, with secondary emphasis on HTML and CSS.


  • Understand at a high-level how the web works, the role of the browser and where the industry is going: the rise and importance of mobile and how the web and JavaScript fit into this
  • Define the role of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in web pages and web applications
  • Define the DOM and JavaScript's importance in using it to create rich web applications
  • Understand how programming languages work, their relationship to the machine on which the language is run
  • Understand and apply programming fundamentals using JavaScript: basic data types, arithmetic, conditional statements, iteration (loops), functions, arrays and objects
  • Understand basic best-practices in software engineering at a high level
  • Build a complete, working HTML5 web application by building a professional swipe gallery/media carousel from scratch

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Basic HTML experience may be helpful, but is not necessary.
  • Bring a laptop to class (Mac preferred but not required).
  • Please download and install Sublime Text.

If you'd like a bit of a head start, check out Code Academy's JavaScript course. Again, it's optional but it may give you some extra perspective.

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