Snazz up your CSS with SASS - CANCELED

Jul 23, 2016 · Durham, United States of America

Due to low enrollment we have canceled this class. We apologize for any inconvenience. Refunds will be issued shortly.
This two-day workshop will run from 10am until 2:30pm on Saturday, July 23rd and July 30th. Lunch will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, Spoonflower. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact us at [masked] before Sunday, July 8th.
Discover the benefits of using Sass, a CSS pre-processor, to help streamline and organize your front-end development, collaborate with other developers, and help you enjoy writing CSS. The workshop will be divided up into 4 sections: basic, intermediate, advanced and tools of the trade and other fun tricks. Topics covered include:
• Pre-processor basics & setup
• Syntax
• Basic DRY concepts with variables, nesting
• Functions and operations
• Expanded DRY concepts with mixins, extend, and placeholders
• Media queries
• Lists and new Sass 3.3 features
• Structuring Sass files and directories
• Mix-in libraries and frameworks
• Front-end performance
• Questions and tinkering

Your Teacher: Amy Hendrix, Front End Developer

Amy is a Front-End Developer and Open-Source advocate based in Durham, NC. In her years of web work, she has worked with a wide variety of languages and technologies, ranging from HTML/CSS and JavaScript to PHP, Ruby and Python. Amy is dedicated to building a web that is beautiful, useful, and accessible to everyone. She's equally in love with teaching and empowering others to be a part of building it.
Tech Requirements:
Your laptop. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.
A modern browser with either Chrome and the "Web Developer" extension or Firefox and Firebug installed.
A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (It's free and available for both Mac and PC).
NOTE:  
In addition to a text editor (we recommend Sublime Text), please also install Prepros (free version available at http://prepros.io for Mac, Windows and Linux).
It also wouldn’t hurt to run through http://sass.codeschool.com or http://teamtreehouse.com/library/sass-basics to get started on some of the very basic concepts.

Refund Policy: Your payment of $80 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via Meetup.com and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.
Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.
Scholarships:
We will offer two scholarships to this class. We must receive your application by Saturday, July 9th to consider it. Please fill out this form to apply:
https://docs.google.com/a/girldevelopit.com/forms/d/1NgB5QXP4g3kS8j8w7w6FrbVTbxceln7EQVUdKsEII9c/viewform

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact me at [masked]

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