Intro to Programming with JavaScript - April 28th & 29th

Apr 28, 2018 · Minneapolis, United States of America

HTML and CSS can only take us so far in our web development projects. What if you want to open a pop-up when your “Contact Me” link is clicked? How about adding an interactive photo gallery to your page? Maybe you want to throw together a countdown to an upcoming event?

All of these features require some sort of JavaScript - the programming language of the web that is considered one of the “essentials” in web technologies. In this interactive 10 hour course, we’ll start at the basics of programming concepts using JavaScript - from variables to data types all the way to conditional statements and loops. Once the programming fundamentals are covered, we’ll apply them to our webpages, start manipulating the DOM and even build an interactive photo gallery! Get ready to get your algorithm on!

Saturday, 4/28: 10am - 3:30pm and Sunday, 04/29: 10am - 3:30pm

We are honored to have Amy Gebhardt, the Lead UI Engineer at SportsEngine, teach our class. She has a degree in Computer Science and 12 years of experience.


You understand the basic “anatomy” of a webpage - you know about HTML things like the head, body, and what elements are. You can select elements using CSS selectors. You know the difference between an element with a class and an ID. If you took the GDI Minneapolis Intro to Website Building with HTML and Intro to Website Styling with CSS courses you are absolutely prepared for this class. Have questions? Let us know! [masked]

• Download Google Chrome ( for viewing our work and using the Dev tools.
• Download Atom (, Sublime Text (, VS Code (, or similar for writing code.

• Laptop & Charger
• Need a laptop? No problem! GDI has a few extra laptops on hand, e-mail us at [masked] to request one for this class.

Thank you to our sponsor, ICF Olson, for hosting our class and providing lunch! If you have specific dietary restrictions such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan, etc., please be sure to bring your own lunch.

You are welcome to use ICF Olson spots in the Ford Center parking lot. They are marked with red signs in the back left corner. Once all the spots are taken, there is street parking, which is free on the weekend.

We do have a limited number of scholarships available for this class. If you're interested in attending but are unable to cover the cost of the class, please apply for a scholarship here:

We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Grace at [masked] or Zoë at [masked].

NOTE: We will be communicating with you about this class via the email you have in

Refunds will be provided only if the class is cancelled.

GDI exists to provide affordable, judgement-free opportunities for women to learn to code. Please review our Code of Conduct:

Attendees must be 18 or older to attend.

To learn more about our Minneapolis chapter, visit

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