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Intro to Browser Extensions with JavaScript

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  • 16/11/2019 - 16/11/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • $0 - $55
    Pay-What-You-Can Options Available At Registration
  • Institute for Border Logistics and Security
    3475 Wheelton Dr
    Windsor, ON, N8W 0A6


Browser extensions are small software programs that modify and enhance our experience on the web. They range from playful to practical, with the goal of doing one thing, well. Extensions can help customize our browsing experience or increase productivity by reducing repetitive tasks. In this workshop, we will use code as a tool for empowerment, to develop agency and harness change by building our own extension for Google Chrome!

During this experience, we’ll learn the basics of JavaScript - with a focus on variables and loops - and use this programming language to interact with websites to perform tasks like replacing or modifying content. We’ll explore permissions and discuss ethics around extensions to help learners protect their privacy online. Learners will utilize developer tools to explore things like DOM manipulation and leave with a personalized extension installed in their browser. We’ll also provide resources for learners to modify the extension for additional browsers, and make it available for others to install and use!

This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience, where learners will:
  • learn basic programming techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages
  • review the basic building blocks of how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript work together to create richer online experiences
  • load and update extensions using Chrome’s developer mode
  • modify and replace elements using JavaScript (more kittens on the web!)
  • get an idea of the resources available in order to continue learning

Prerequisites:

None! This workshop is designed for beginners.

Who Is This Workshop For?

Our Ladies Learning Code program offers female-identified and male-identified, trans, and non-binary adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators. Ladies Learning Code programs tackle the tech gender gap one positive, empowering learning experience at a time.

Our workshops, courses and meetups are open to adults of all ages and genders but are designed to be a space where women explicitly are welcome to learn. Workshops cover everything from introductory HTML & CSS, to WordPress, Python, Ruby, artificial intelligence, web design and more. They are especially popular and successful because of our high ratio (4:1 in most programs!) of learners to mentors at every experience, which is only possible because of overwhelming support from the communities in which we operate.

What's Included

  • 4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor!
  • Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment
  • Catered lunch. Yum! We'll try our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions (no promises).
Intro to Browser Extensions with JavaScript

$0 - $55

What Do I Need To Bring?

You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions

Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can be handy too

You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up, we will email detailed instructions.

Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.

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