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This Week on WomenRISE: Javascript 101

After learning how to use HTML to define web page content and CSS to style the layout of web pages in previous classes, this week we started learning how Javascript can be used to program the behaviour of web pages to make them more interactive.

Introduction to Javascript

Introduction to Javascript

Starting from the beginning, we got to understand what exactly Javascript is, what it can do, what it can’t do and how it works.

Starting with the basic concepts

Once we got the basics sorted, we went into other concepts like comments, variables, operations and key words…to mention a few.

Let's go over that again. Arithmetic Operations?

Let’s go over that again. Arithmetic Operations?

But sometimes, theory can get too theoretical. So we got loads of activity time to practice what we had learned.

Apt Pupils

Apt Pupils

There were at least five exercises on what we had been taught so far. They included currency, weight and temperature converters.

Getting down to the code

Getting down to the code

One exercise was a Javascript alert dialog box that printed ‘hello *participant name*’

The alert works

The alert works

It worked!

It worked!

At the end of this week, we got two weekend activities to help us further test the concepts learned and to play around with Javascript so we get more comfortable. After all, practice does make perfect.

Making sure everyone is carried along

Making sure everyone is carried along

We are excited about next week’s class and we’d be sure to keep you updated. Want to see what we’ve been up to in previous classes? Check out our blogpost HERE.

 About Women R.I.S.E

Women R.I.S.E is an initiative by Co-creation Hub, with support from Google, designed to increase the number of female technology entrepreneurs in Nigeria, thus increasing active female participation in technology.