Code-it-yourself: Get up to speed with JavaScript (Austin)

Mar 20, 2013 · Austin, United States of America
Hey you... yeah, you! You look like you're just wandering around the dark tunnels of web development wondering what all the hype for JavaScript is about. Maybe you think it's only about alerts and popups and funny mouse cursors. Think again!
In this hands-on workshop, we'll take the mystery out of JavaScript, and cover everything you need to know to get started using JavaScript effectively. By the end, you'll be able to use JavaScript on your own sites with confidence and ease!
Just like you might take a class or read a book on how to DIY installation of wallpaper or kitchen cabinets, this class helps you learn how to CIY (code-it-yourself) to use JavaScript in your pages.
We'll talk about:

basic programming concepts
variables, references, types
functions, modules
intro to jQuery
modifying the page (DOM, CSS)
getting data from the server (Ajax)

And as a bonus, if we have time, we'll look at common tasks, including:

keeping your code running fast!
using HTML5 APIs (video, canvas, etc)

Location: Tech Ranch Austin
This is an all-day workshop, and includes both lecture and lab exercises. There will be several breaks throughout the day, including a lunch break.


Kyle Simpson is a JavaScript Systems Architect from Austin, TX. He focuses on JavaScript, HTML5, web performance optimization, and "middle-end" application architecture. If something can't be done in JavaScript or web stack technology, he's probably bored by it. Kyle runs several open-source projects, writes books, and speaks at meetups and tech conferences. He also helps drive the local startup/enterpreneurial community through events, coworking activities, etc.
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