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Learn to Code SF: Function Basics in JavaScript

December 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


About the event:

Functions are one of the most common (and most fundamental) aspects of computer programming. Functions exist in nearly all programming languages, and the basic construct is very similar from language to language. We’re going to discuss how to create, use, and talk about functions in JavaScript.

What you will learn:

Define (in English) a function.
Define (in JavaScript) a function.
Use function specific jargon
“call” or “invoke” a function
“return” a value from a function
pass “parameters” to a function
use the “arguments” keyword
Differentiate between “named” and “anonymous” functions
Define the “scope” of a function
BONUS: Describe the difference between the var and let keywords


6:00 pm – Doors open

6:15 pm – Workshop Starts

7:45 pm – Q&A


A very basic understanding of Javascript will help you get the most out of this meetup — if you know what variables, loops, and if statements are, then this talk will be accessible to you. You do not have to be a master of these topics, but if you have not heard the term “variable” before, you may feel lost.

What to bring:

Your laptop and a smile.

About Your Instructor:

Tyler Bettilyon is a programming generalist with a passion for all things analytical. He started programming in high school and continued that education with a Bachelors of Computer Science from the University of Utah. Has been a teacher and mentor his whole life and has been gainfully employed as a private tutor, teaching assistant, debate coach, and now instructor of web development at Galvanize. In addition to his time as a teacher, Tyler has spent 5 years as a professional software engineer both in San Francisco and in his hometown of Salt Lake City.

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is an education company that blends the lines between learning and working. We believe in creating easy access for anyone who has the drive and determination to jump into the tech world, especially in entrepreneurship, engineering, and data science. Our campuses are home to students, startups, investors, mentors, and other people who are engaged and excited to level up their skills. To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


December 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 US