National Learn to Code Day: Intro to Browser Extensions with JavaScript

22 Sep 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm PDT

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!

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Venue: UVic Maclaurin D115

Cost: By Donation

 

22 Sep 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm PDT

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