Introduction to jQuery

Want to know what exactly jQuery is and why it's so wildly popular? Get answers in an exciting day of jQuery goodness hosted by Jeremy Foster and Rachel Appel, who teach you what it is, why you need it, and how you use it. (Spoiler alert: jQuery makes your dev work significantly easier, and it's inherently reactive!)

In this sixth Web Wednesdays event, learn about the history and contributors to jQuery, and explore lots of features. Find out how this JavaScript library makes DOM manipulation and event handling easier. Examine AJAX, asynchrony, and effects. Plus, get practical guidance on when to use jQuery and when to combine it with other libraries. You don't want to miss this course!

Course Outline:

  • ​​jQuery 101
  • Selection
  • Manipulating the DOM
  • Events
  • Effects
  • AJAX and Async
  • Libraries
Instructor Team
Jeremy Foster | Microsoft Developer Evangelist​ | @codefoster

Jeremy Foster was educated in computer engineering and mathematics, and he gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he finally joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring other software developers to write code and write it right. Find Jeremy online at

Rachel Appel | Software engineer, author, mentor, and international speaker | @RachelAppel
In Rachel Appel's more than 20-year career, she has worked on projects of all sizes, from the smallest of apps to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world's leading companies. She currently works as an independent consultant, following her tenure at Microsoft, and she still works closely with Microsoft as an ASPInsider and Internet Explorer userAgent.

You can read Rachel's monthly "Modern Apps" column on MSDN Magazine or her blog about software development. Catch her speaking at top conferences, such as VSLive, DevConnections, Devlink, and Netconf UY. Her expertise is in web development on the Microsoft stack, including ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, SignalR, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and TypeScript. She also deals with data as a DBA and data scientist and is an all-around language nerd (both computer and human).
Live Event Details
October 29, 2014
9:00am–5:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Web developers

A basic understanding of JavaScript and web technologies