Jeremy Lawson

Jeremy Lawson


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Back to Basics Workshop

Jeremy Lawson has been in this industry for 15 years. Starting life as an illustrator / designer. Quickly understanding that programming was the true passion. He loves learning and tinkering with all things front end and give back to the community as often as he can. By night, Jeremy is the JavaScript and WordPress instructor at Palm Beach Code School. He runs a handful of meetups, organize events such as conferences, hackathons, CoderDojo’s, and much more as an industry leader at Palm Beach Tech. And by day, Lawson is the Lead Front End Developer at Arrow Digital.


Workshop: JavaScript Back to Basics

Tuesday, Oct 17th, 9-5pm

In today’s JavaScript landscape, the decision of where to start or what to learn can be overwhelming. I would like to take an opportunity to explore the language itself and make you a stronger developer. A lot has changed in the past 5 years and a lot is coming to the language. This workshop will help you gain a deeper understanding of the language and the future so you can tackle the ever changing landscape with confidence. Together we will look at :

  • Language fundamentals.
    • Arrays
    • Objects
    • Strings
    • Functions
    • Callbacks
  • What did ES2015 bring to the language?
    • Let and Const
    • Template Literals
    • Default Parameters
    • Arrow functions
    • Spread Operators
    • Deconstructing
    • Rest Parameters
  • Node, NPM and useful packages
    • What is it?
    • Gulp
    • Browsersync
    • JSON Server
    • Sass and AutoPrefixer
  • Thoughts on Frameworks and Libraries
    • jQuery, what is it and is it still relevant?
    • Current state of front end frameworks
    • Why you might or might not choose a framework or library
  • Work Shop Project : Exercises.

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