Introducing Kevin Yank’s JavaScript Live

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We’ve done articles, blogs, books, kits, and videos, and now we’ve decided to bring the best parts of them all together … I’m proud to introduce:

Kevin Yank’s JavaScript Live

So, what is it? I’m glad you asked.

Kevin Yank’s JavaScript LIVE is a fun and exciting way to finally master JavaScript. For 21 days, you’ll journey through the JavaScript landscape with some of the best JavaScript programmers on the planet to hold your hand. Oh yeah, and Kev too :).

But that’s not the best part …
Kevin Yank's JavaScript Live
As each day of the program rolls over, Kevin will unveil a new piece of the JavaScript puzzle. You’ll work through a combination of book-quality written material, videos, downloadable content, and mini assignments. You’ll also have access to a (spam-free) private forum to ask questions and socialize with your fellow students.

But that’s not the best part either …

I promise that at the end of this JavaScriptology* you’ll confidently proclaim: I now know JavaScript. So much so, if you don’t like what JavaScript LIVE has to offer, I’ll refund your money – no questions asked.

Keep reading …

Now you might think “21 days straight … I can’t afford that sort of dedication to learn JavaScript.” That’s cool. When you join, you can choose to follow the live group every day, or go at your own pace. Each Friday, there’s a live Q&A session, and you also have the weekend to catch up if you do find yourself falling behind.

Yeah, that’s cool—but I can do better …

So what’s the best part? You see, this type of product is new for us, and seeing as it’s our first time, we’re offering this course at a fraction of what you might expect to pay.

You can participate in Kevin Yank’s JavaScript Live for only $9.95!

That’s 75% cheaper than our JavaScript books, and your chances of finally mastering JavaScript with live help, video, worksheets, and peer support are so much better.

Now that’s the best part!

So if you’ve been thinking you’d like to master a new skill, or perhaps you’ve given JavaScript a go and struggled with it in the past, but would like to give it another shot … sign up to Kevin Yank’s JavaScript Live today!

*I threw in JavaScriptology as that’s what I wanted to call it—but no one thought it was cool enough. :)

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  • MDG

    Assuming that the ‘Live’ is going to be video, will there be closed captioning available for your deaf users? I am very interested in signing up however, I am deaf so will need closed captioning or some type of real time transcription to follow.

    Thanks

  • DeafNLoud

    Will there be closed captions available for the video?

  • bar338

    Sounds interesting. I’ve been teaching myself jQuery but it would be good to have a stronger foundation in javascript. Unfortunately, i’ll have to sign up for the next round. This round takes place during the last two (and toughest) weeks of the semester.

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    I can’t wait to get started!

  • DevSaroopS

    How will the people from different time zones attend?

  • Meginoz

    What time of day / time zone is the live webinar held?

  • http://www.mortier.ca/ Ryan Mortier

    Sounds great, count me in!

  • thesanto

    Hello,

    For this course, do I have to be actually be available at a certain time of the day on the day of the course, or can I log in at anytime during that day?

    What time are the live courses?

    Thanks!

  • Nathaniel

    What time are the Live sessions going to run?

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    As I mentioned in the video at http://www.sitepoint.com/courses/javascript-live/, there will be four assignments per week, each of which should take you less than an hour to get through. Some might take slightly more, some might take a bit less, depending on how quickly you work.

    As for the time of day it happens, that is mostly up to you. You’ll receive an email when each day’s assignment is posted, but you are free to tackle them at any time that works for you. The only component of the course that is a little time-sensitive is the live, online Q&A sessions, which is why we’ll run each of those at two different times, so that you can choose the one that’s most convenient for you. If you can’t make it, however, you will be able to watch the recordings of these sessions afterward.

  • Bariir

    Count me in.

  • 2MHost.com

    I understand that you want to give course in Javascript, but in ‘Course Outline’ I see no mention to any JS libraries like jQuery .. do you think dealing with DOM and Ajax with bare Javasctript is really practical/usable thing?

    I need to understand JS much better, but bare Javascript with DOM/Ajax (and the differnces between broswers ..etc) is painful long way .. !?

  • IbnDawood

    a year back I got introduced to Javascript with Kevin Yank’s books. Now I run a small company that builds web applications and I have asked 2 of my employees to take this class….!

    Good luck for everyone !

  • Anonymous

    Is there a recommended companion text for this course as well or is everything contained within the online content and presentations?

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    Hi MDG and DeafNLoud,

    Good question! There will be two components of the JavaScript Live course that could benefit from captioning: the video lessons and the weekly live Q&A sessions.

    At SitePoint we routinely caption and transcribe audio and video products like the SitePoint Podcast and our video tutorials. Unfortunately, we are running JavaScript Live as a “bare-bones” experimental production, which means we will not be able to caption the materials initially. We may come back to them and re-offer them in captioned versions after the conclusion of the course, however.

    Rest assured that if this experiment pays off and we decide to offer more courses going forward, captioning will be a crucial element of that plan. For now, however, it’s not something we are able to offer for our initial foray into this field. Sorry. :-(

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    2MHost.com,

    Mostly we’ll focus on pure JavaScript, but there are a couple of things that are so painful to do without a library or framework (mainly because of Internet Explorer incompatibilities) that we’ll use jQuery to make them easier.

    A framework like jQuery will save you a lot of time and typing once you start building real-world projects, but an understanding of how that framework does what it does will enable you to use it with much greater confidence, and fix things when they don’t work as you expect.

    Certainly, there is plenty of room for a “jQuery Live” course following this one.

  • demolischa

    I was really excited to learn that the JavaScript workshop was coming to Brisbane but as a Uni student I couldn’t afford it. This on the other hand looks awesome an is totally in my price range. Great idea guys! I hope it goes well as I think more interactive stuff like this would be fantastic.

  • Adam Chambers

    Hi, this sounds very interesting.
    What level of JavaScript knowledge is this aimed at?
    I am quite proficient in jQuery and know a reasonable amount of pure JavaScript but this is mainly self taught and I know there is loads I don’t know.
    Will you be starting from complete basics or is it aimed at developers with some js experience?
    Cheers.

  • Kate

    Before I sign up, I too would like to know a more specific time for the live Q&A sessions. (I live in Europe, and anything that’s in the middle of the night local time is not going to work well)

    I’d also like to know how long people who signed up will have access to the videos/material after the course has ended?

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    Is there a recommended companion text…

    The course will follow the contents of Simply JavaScript closely, so if you wanted a book to consult that covered the same material with similar examples, that would be the one I’d suggest.

    The provided online course materials should contain everything you need; however, you might like to grab the book to have as a detailed reference to everything you’ve learned afterward.

  • Brigid Flipse

    Hi Kevin,
    Angie B. sent me the info about your upcoming course. I’m an IT professional but not in the area of web design. I’ve done a little dabbling building websites with Contribute and SharePoint but don’t know HTML or CSS. Is taking this course worthwhile without knowing either of these first or is starting with JavaScript an okay place to launch :). Appreciate your input! Thanks.

  • AndreK

    I’m busy at the moment learning PHP and SQL, will joining this course now cause me some confusion between the different programming languages or will they compliment each other? As a web developer I think it will really benefit me knowing both PHP and Javascript but maybe I should wait before trying both at the same time.

  • msoriano

    Signed up – can’t wait to get started. so we just wait for instructions via email from here?

  • Anonymous

    Haven’t come across a Sitepoint product that wasn’t worth the money yet, so I’ll give this a go too. I’d also like to see something like this for a php/mysql/ajax course set up similar to your jquery book where we approach a series of real-world problems.

  • Bosco312

    I received an email asking me to confirm my registration. However, my registration token is literally “{registration_token}”, which is not valid. Anyone else running into this?

  • Mooka

    Just signed up for the course… can’t wait to get started and wrangle with some JavaScript!

  • http://www.clanspace.com.au Robbo89

    This post was far too much like an ad selling an old car.

    Other then that I would join this group if I thought it would improve my JS by a lot. I don’t think a 21 day course meant to teach JS to people will improve it enough for me since I already know it.

    If this came out 6 months ago I would be all over this offer.

    Hope it does well.

  • vg123

    Kevin, I read Simply JavaScript last year and it was one of the most helpful technical texts I have ever read. But I then started using jQuery and all the easy plug-ins so haven’t used JavaScript enough to understand it well. I am really looking forward to this class. Thanks for offering it at such a great deal! ~ Lisa

  • http://www.zerosquadron.com skipZero

    I just got around to picking up “Simply Javascript” last week. Was VERY excited to see you offering a online course. I have a little knowledge with JS, but there’s more than plenty room for improvement on my current skill set. Looking forward to the course and more like this in the future!

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    Kate,

    Before I sign up, I too would like to know a more specific time for the live Q&A sessions. (I live in Europe, and anything that’s in the middle of the night local time is not going to work well)

    Most of our customers are in Europe and the US, so we’ll be sure to schedule one of the two Q&A sessions each week either during the day or early in the evening in Europe. I’m afraid I don’t have a more specific time for you yet.

    I’d also like to know how long people who signed up will have access to the videos/material after the course has ended?

    Indefinitely.

    Brigid,

    I’ve done a little dabbling building websites with Contribute and SharePoint but don’t know HTML or CSS.

    I hava a feeling you’ll be a little lost if you aren’t comfortable with HTML and CSS going in. You’re welcome to give it a try if you’re feeling adventurous, but be aware that I won’t have time to answer many HTML/CSS coding questions.

    AndreK,

    I’m busy at the moment learning PHP and SQL, will joining this course now cause me some confusion between the different programming languages or will they compliment each other?

    PHP and JavaScript are quite similar languages, so it might actually be beneficial to learn both at once. You’ll have your hands (and head!) full, for sure, but I don’t see a serious problem.

    Bosco312,

    I received an email asking me to confirm my registration. However, my registration token is literally “{registration_token}”, which is not valid. Anyone else running into this?

    A few customers have reported this issue; we’re tracking it down and notifying affected customers. Get in touch with support and we’ll sort it out (if you haven’t heard from support already!).

  • సూరి

    Are the videos available online only? Or can I download them for offline viewing after signing up for the course? BTW, I really like everything sitepoint produces!

  • NetNerd85

    Interesting idea, do you have something that comes in an aussie accent? perhaps rural blue collar? I don’t think Kevin can pull off “righto, get yah tinnies out, taday we got variables…”, for that I would pay money ;)

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    Are the videos available online only? Or can I download them for offline viewing after signing up for the course?

    The videos will be hosted on YouTube, so if you have the facility to download YouTube videos (there are plenty of sites and tools out there to do this), you will be able to download the videos for offline viewing.

  • Kate

    Excellent, I’m signing up!

  • AK

    Hi,

    We all know Javascript is important and needed. However, can you name some sites that use javascript to its maximum potential? We’re all able to view a few tutorials on the net and get by, but if we take your course, when will all this knowledge come in handy?

    Please give some examples of sites where they have really utilized javascript to its max, if you have time.

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    For all those who have asked, we’ve just announced the live webinar times for the course! See the FAQ for details.

  • DeafNLoud

    I guess I’ll have to wait until after it is all said and done for the closed caption. :( Really bummed out since I really was hoping to be able to take this.

  • AK

    Hi,

    I made a comment at 8:18 pm. Kevin is probably busy but can any of you guys answer my question?

    all the best

  • http://www.sitepoint.com/ Kevin Yank

    Hi AK,

    There is actually a thread already going on in the private forum for the course where course participants are swapping “Inspiring uses of JavaScript”.

    Here’s just one off the top of the list: http://alteredqualia.com/canvasmol/