Interested in participating in our weekend-long Hackathon, but don’t want to dive head-first into solving problems? If so, we are here to help you get onboard!!

We understand if you find Hackathons a little overwhelming. To welcome newcomers to the community, we are offering technology classes to help you learn fundamentals and develop skills needed to turn an idea into a simple web application.

If you have an idea to help improve Princeton community, we will teach you the basics of collaboration, prototyping, publishing data via a web service, and wiring up our app to the web service and all that you need to build your idea into a working application.19510179_1962149447403377_372252488603049849_n

Here is our lineup of classes we are hosting at the Princeton Public Library:

Intro to GitHub: Open Source Collaboration and Website Hosting
July 18, 2017
In this class, we learn the fundamentals of Github and successfully utilize this open source tool for project collaboration.  We will also learn how to host our own static websites on Github for free.

Intro to GitHub: Open Source Collaboration and Website Hosting
July 18, 2017

In this class, we learn the fundamentals of Github and successfully utilize this open source tool for project collaboration. We will also learn how to host our own static websites on Github for free.

Front-end Web Development: How to Prototype in HTML using Twitter Bootstrap
July 25, 2017
We will prototype a simple web app first on paper, and then directly in HTML using the Bootstrap front-end framework. Learn how to create a responsive websites for your web application idea using Bootstrap 3.

Web Services, RESTful APIs and Data publishing
August 1, 2017
This class will teach you how to store and retrieve data for your app. We will discuss the concept of Web Services, and the design a RESTful API. We will configure the service to do basic database-like CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete) and authenticate over the web.

Practical Javascript with jQuery
August 8, 2017
In this class, we will explore the popular jQuery JavaScript framework and use it to connect your HTML prototype to the data provided through the Amazon RESTful web service. We will use the AJAX functions jQuery provides, and use other jQuery methods for adding “interactive polish” to the user interface.

So, don’t worry if you have never coded before. We will do our best to help you get started for our Hackathon and meet like-minded people, learn new things, and create cool technology to help the community in Princeton area.

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