Hacks for Learning Javascript (Workshop)

Mar 24, 2017 · Portland, United States of America

Struggling to wrap your head around Javascript? We know the feeling. That's why Code Fellows PDX and Women Who Code have partnered to bring you a workshop full of tips, strategies and techniques to make learning and coding JavaScript easier.

CEO of Code Fellows Marty Nelson will walk through several hacks and patterns you can use to decipher and write better Javascript:

• Syntax patterns: Rather than look at specific syntax like “if statements” or “functions”, we’ll look at JavaScript holistically and find there are really only a handful of patterns that apply across the board in writing syntactically correct JavaScript.

• Easy to read, easy to reason: We’ll look at reducing “cognitive burden” through code formatting and style. This simple hack can make it 2-10 times easier to “think” about your code. 

• Property layering: Two of the biggest high-level concepts in JavaScript are prototypical inheritance and variable scoping. This hack will give you a very simple explanation that you can apply to both!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your laptops and questions!

5:30 - 6:00: Doors Open
6:00 - 6:10: Intros from WWCode and Code Fellows PDX
6:10 - 7:30: Course
7:30 - 8:00: Questions

Marty Nelson, CEO and Principal Instructor of Code Fellows PDX
Marty Nelson has been in software development for over two decades as a developer, manager lead architect, and teacher. He spent his first 15 years in enterprise software development building industry leading solutions in legal, financial and scientific sectors. He became interested in JavaScript development using Node.js and modern component architectures in front end development, including being a major contributor to the Ractive open-source project. He is now CEO and Principal Instructor at Code Fellows PDX.

About Code Fellows
Code Fellows PDX is the only code school in Portland to fully prepare the next generation of local developers to deliver immediate industry value. Our advanced full stack program features leading-edge curriculum, hands-on instruction, and culturally relevant events. Code Fellows partner with companies to secure bright futures for our students. Our grads work at places like Nike, Skyward, eBay, Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia.

Want a taste of what Code Fellows PDX has to offer? Our introductory 101 and 102 programs show you the roadmap to become a professional developer. Sign up for our April or May Code 101 sessions.

By coming to this workshop, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

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Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

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    Mission: Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by creating a global, connected community of women in technology.  Our Events: - Monthly Networking Nights - Study Nights (JavaScript, React, DevOps, Design + Product, Algorithms) - Technical Workshops - Community Events (Hidden Figures screening, Women Who Strength Train, Happy Hours, etc.) - Free or discounted tickets to conferences Join the WWCode Portland community on:...

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