[Noisebridge-discuss] New series: Front-end Web Development, January 4

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:01:59 UTC 2015


Hey all - my NINTH Front-end Web Development series is coming up. I usually
announce this series via email, Facebook and Google+ Hangouts, but I'm
thinking of drawing in a wider audience this time around. Meetup?
Craigslist? Funcheap? Let me know if you have any ideas about getting the
word out and inviting more new people to Noisebridge. Thanks!

Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This weekly
lecture series, taught by Jeffrey Carl Faden, is aimed at complete
beginners who are interested in web development, as well as seasoned
professionals looking to brush up on the latest and greatest.

Front-end web development is all about making code that runs in the browser
(versus code that runs on the server). We'll be focusing on writing
interactive web applications, taking designs and turning them into code,
and much more.

In the first few weeks, we'll learn how to use the command line and version
control systems, and then jump into learning about JavaScript. We'll leave
the more design-oriented, CSS-heavy courses for later. Both halves of the
series should be easy to attend separately if you're more interested in one
or the other.

This is the first class of a new series of classes. If you or your friends
have been waiting to jump in from the very beginning, this is the class to
take - so spread the word. We'll cover the very basics:
- Explaining "front-end" vs. "back-end"
- Explaining web apps vs. web sites
- Discussing tools of the trade
- Describing the separation between structure, presentation, and behavior
- Writing a basic HTML page
- Styling the page with basic CSS
- Adding a small amount of JS
- Explaining the role of front-end development as a job and career

The class starts on Monday, January 4 at 8pm, and goes until 10pm! Plan to
arrive EARLY, as the class will probably fill up very fast.

Join the Facebook event to let your friends know you're going:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1531945703786653/

If you can't make it to the lecture, you can watch a live video stream of
the class. Join this Google+ Hangouts event to be notified of when to hop
on:
https://plus.google.com/events/cdcsp7jnnjurpempue3pume0hhs
This video stream will also be available to watch after the class is
complete.

This class and the space in which it's taught are entirely free to attend,
although donations to Noisebridge are welcome and encouraged. Please bring
a laptop. Read all of the details here:
https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Front-end_Web_Development

Jeffrey
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