Introduction to Javascript Workshop


About This Workshop

Join us for this workshop on the JavaScript programming language aimed at beginners with little or no prior experience. This workshop provides a full introduction of programming fundamentals using JavaScript to create rich web applications. Building on the foundations you learn, students take a hands-on approach in showing JavaScript's relationship to HTML and CSS to create professional, relevant applications. The primary emphasis of this workshop is on the JavaScript programming language, with secondary emphasis on HTML and CSS.


  • Understand at a high-level how the web works, the role of the browser and where the industry is going: the rise and importance of mobile and how the web and JavaScript fit into this
  • Define the role of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in web pages and web applications
  • Define the DOM and JavaScript's importance in using it to create rich web applications
  • Understand how programming languages work, their relationship to the machine on which the language is run
  • Understand and apply programming fundamentals using JavaScript: basic data types, arithmetic, conditional statements, iteration (loops), functions, arrays and objects
  • Understand basic best-practices in software engineering at a high level
  • Build a complete, working HTML5 web application by building a professional swipe gallery/media carousel from scratch

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Basic HTML experience may be helpful, but is not necessary.
  • Bring a laptop to class (Mac preferred but not required).
  • Please download and install Sublime Text.

If you'd like a bit of a head start, check out Code Academy's JavaScript course. Again, it's optional but it may give you some extra perspective.

About the Instructor

Alex Anzola Jürgenson; Web Designer & Developer

Alex is an educator, developer and data scientist. Alex co-founded Akademikas in 2010 in Hong Kong, with the focus to collect and analyse data from the education sector to provide software and web-based solutions for schools in Hong Kong and China. He also provides workshops in programming and applied statistics for academic research, with a strong focus in data presentation and visualisation.

Alex works part-time as a freelance web-designer and developer, working with clients in Hong Kong, Europe and Latin America. He is also an avid programmer and life-long learner, working with a multitude of programming languages like C++, Java, Prolog and Python for professional and personal projects.

Alex holds a PhD in Statistics and Applied Computer Science from Göttingen University, Germany. Prior to focusing on the education sector in Asia, Alex concentrated his research on ecosystem modelling.

(This event is organized by General Assembly

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Tue Aug 2, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM HKT
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GA Hong Kong @ Garage 8F
Tickets at HK$325 FULL
Venue Address
8F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central Hong Kong Hong Kong