Javascript Fundamentals
10

Saturday, 10 December

10 am – 4 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
$120 USD
Regular Ticket
$120 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Javascript Fundamentals

David Gray Photo


Founder, music4Dance.net,

10

Saturday, 10 December

10 am – 4 pm PST

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle , WA 98101
$120 USD
Regular Ticket
$120 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

This one-day bootcamp is geared towards beginners with little or no prior experience and provides a full introduction to programming fundamentals using JavaScript. You will be introduced to some of the tools that will help you approach programming in a systematic way including flow charts and pseudo-code. Building on that foundation we will use JavaScript, the language of the web, to play with all of the basic structures of most modern programming languages including data types, flow of control, functions and objects. We will also cover how JavaScript as a language relates to other modern programming languages (such as HTML and CSS) and how it fits into the overall structure of the world wide web.

Takeaways

  • Understand at a high-level how the web works, the role of the browser and where JavaScript fits into the picture
  • Understand what programming languages are and how they work
  • Define the DOM and JavaScript's importance in using it to create rich web applications
  • Be able to apply problem solving skills to turn an abstract idea into a running program; use flow-charts and pseudo-code to break down a problem and to think like a programmer
  • 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

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 and Visual Studio Code
  • Please download and install Google Chrome Google Chrome
  • 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.

About the Instructor

David Gray Photo

Founder,
music4Dance.net,

David is a freelance web developer and the founder of music4Dance.net, where he is building a business at the intersection of three of his lifelong interests - programming, dance and music. He has worked as a lead programmer at Microsoft as well as at several start-ups. Recently, he taught Computer Science to high school students as part of the TEALs initiative. His perspective on how to learn to program is based on many years of writing software in JavaScript and other languages, including C++, C#, Basic, Pascal, Lisp, Snap!, Logo, Forth, and various machine languages.

David earned a degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and believes strongly that it is important to keep learning throughout life. Recently he has studied User eXperience and Design (via the General Assembly part-time course), tap dancing, Argentine Tango, piano, and Spanish.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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