Introduction to web programming

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Peggy Bustamante of University of Southern California - Annenberg
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 11:20am
  • Location: M104
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We all know we need to learn Python, but what if you don't even know how that HTML page hooks up to your JavaScript and CSS? In a very crammed hour, we will first see how the Internet goes together, then do a flyover of HTML and CSS. In the second half hour we will build a simple JavaScript-fueled news app, inspired by ProPublica's Acetaminophen dose calculator: http://projects.propublica.org/drug-labels/. Ours might not have as much impact as a ProPublica piece, but you'll learn a lot.

Speaker Bios

  • Peggy Bustamante (@NewsDevChix), a longtime journalist and web developer, is a USC Annenberg professor teaching full-stack coding to journalists at USC Annenberg. Previously, she worked as a news apps developer at Digital First Media and at Newsday, where she earned an Emmy nomination for an interactive video series she developed. She also worked at Harvard University and the Boston Herald, and has both a M.A. in computer science and a B.A. in English from Harvard. 

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