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2-day intensive: Intro to programming with JavaScript

Goldsmiths, University of London

Monday, 18 September 2017 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 16:30 (BST)

2-day intensive: Intro to programming with JavaScript

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20% discount for Goldsmiths students and staff. 100% discount for MA/MSc Digital Journalism students. Email for the discount codes.
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A two-day intensive introduction to programming with JavaScript. This course assumes that you have already have some basic knowledge of HTML/CSS and have already made your own web page (you will be asked to supply a URL).  Part of Goldsmiths' 8-day intensive Digital Bootcamp

Day 1: Intro to Javascript #1
9.30am-5pm Monday 18 September 2017

JavaScript has become the world’s most popular programming language and is available on almost every device that can run a web browser. From a relative novelty offering simple enhancements to web page it has grown to take centre stage not only as a technology for web pages but also for web apps and general command line programs. Participants will learn how to:

  • use the Chrome developer tools in order to write JavaScript interactively, test commands and interact with existing web pages
  • use the HTML script tag in order to include JavaScript in their web pages
  • use the console.log statement in order to debug their programs
  • use variables in order to hold data or various types
  • use control structures and loops in order to manage the flow of execution in their programuse functions in order to encapsulate and reuse their code
  • use JavaScript Objects in order to build compound data structures.

Day 2: Introduction to JavaScript #2
10am-5pm Tuesday 19 September 2017

This day moves on from yesterday's basic introduction to talk more about how JavaScript objects are used through contemporary networked computing and using the Document Object Model (DOM) commands to interact with web pages and respond to user generated events. We also introduce the popular utility library jQuery that makes writing effective JavaScript easier for the beginning programmer. Participants will learn how to:

  • use external files in order to organise your code and include third party libraries like jQuery or UIKit
  • use JavaScript objects in order to produce and consume common online data structures
  • use jQuery in order to simplify common programming tasks
  • use jQuery to animate HTML elements
  • use jQuery to retrieve and use web resources and include them in your web pages
  • use online resources in order to develop coding skills and overcome common programming errors.

Course tutor

Andy Freeman has 30 years of experience with corporates, startups, non-profits and arts organisations, from Apple Computers to Islington Council. He now teaches award-winning students on Goldsmiths’ Digital Journalism, Digital Sociology, Creative Computing and Computer Science degree programmes. Andy Freeman on LinkedIn

Do you have questions about 2-day intensive: Intro to programming with JavaScript? Contact Goldsmiths, University of London

When & Where

Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
SE14 6NW London
United Kingdom

Monday, 18 September 2017 at 09:30 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 16:30 (BST)

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, known for its excellence in creative and cultural arts, humanities and social sciences, is launching an exciting range of adult education and short training courses, giving busy people the chance to work towards new opportunities and a more fulfilling future. We are presenting a diverse, new range of evening and weekend courses, taught by the same experts that teach our ground-breaking degree programmes. This is a chance for you to get a taste of the challenging courses that has made our graduates so successful in creative, cultural and business communities.

So whether you want to learn a new career skill, enhance your job prospects or just discover a new hobby, and at the same time develop your networks, then our short courses are a great opportunity to enrich your life and join the vibrant learning community at a world-class university.

What are we offering? Short courses in Business, Innovation and Marketing, Creative Computing, English & Comparative Literature, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as Social Science subjects applied to real life such as Anthropology, Psychology, Social , Therapeutic and Community Studies.

Goldsmiths is also home to the only Confucius Institute, whereby professional arts platforms are used to promote Chinese language and culture.



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