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Special Veteran’s Day Edition! Learn to Code PHX: Intro to JavaScript

November 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“Data Types, and Logical Operators, and If Statements! Oh, my!” – Dorothy, The Coding Wizard of Oz

Galvanize is committed to creating opportunities for Veterans to gain skills and knowledge to enter the tech industry after service to their country. In recognition of Veterans Day on November 11th, we will be hosting a special edition of Learn to Code, open for all Phoenix-area Veterans. In addition to the workshop, we will share information about different opportunities for Veterans to participate in Galvanize programs, both as aspiring engineers and entrepreneurs.

We look forward to welcoming you to our space in Downtown Phoenix!

Javascript is a loosely typed or a dynamic programming language .. What does that mean? Are there another kind of programming languages?

In this class, we’ll answer these questions and list all the data types of Javascript, what properties they have and how can we use them. Also, we’ll be discussing logical operators and how can that be utilized with conditional statements of JavaScript. 

We’ll be using this repl: https://repl.it/languages/javascript_web 

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm – Introductions, food and drink, networking
6:15 pm – 8:00 pm – Workshop, exercises, Q&A

What you will learn:
The main takeaways will be the basics of how to write and use HTML and CSS. Attendees will walk away able to make a basic page and ready to move on to more intermediate understanding of CSS properties.

How to Prepare (before class):
– Bring your laptop (fully charged). Make sure to bring your laptop charger just in case your battery dies…
– Install the Atom text editor: https://atom.io

Meet Your Instructors:
Halah Al-Shaikhly, Web Developer and JavaScript Instructor
After graduating from the University of Jordan with a degree in Engineering, Halah Al-Shaikhly worked as game developer and iOS Developer.

In 2015, Halah moved to the United States to attend the Galvanize Web Development Immersive; she graduated from the the program in April 2016. Halah currently works as a full-stack web developer and teaches a JavaScript night class in the heart of downtown San Francisco. 

Jared Polivka, Developer Evangelist and JavaScript TA 
 learned to program from his best friend/co-founder (from 2010 – 2013, they spent one year on web dev consulting and two years building a ramen profitable SaaS app). 

Jared has worn many hats – he’s served as a co-founder, a product consultant, as a “growth guy,” a marketer, a Product Manager and most recently… he leads the Developer Evangelist team at Galvanize.

When Jared isn’t working, he’s probably hustling on a side project or talking excitedly about something while sipping coffee or tea. He loves startups, storytelling, product, fitness and community building.

*Note: This event made possible by the Learn to Code PhoenixJoin the Meetup today


November 8, 2016
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Unnamed Venue
111 W. Monroe St. Suite 602, Phoenix, AZ


Galvanize Phoenix