Workshop Series

Tools of the Trade

This semester’s Oasis Series is your gateway to the skills indispensable to creating powerful, interactive, web applications with your team. As one of the foremost media for developing applications today, web technologies allow you to easily make large-scale applications using popular languages.

Below we outline the course lineup for this semester. You are welcome to attend any or all that pique your interest.

Workshops

Idea Generation

When

January 25, 2021

Overview

This workshop is your opportunity to devise the project idea of your dreams! If you've been struggling to conceive of an idea, in the process of refining your latest opportunity, or just want to meet other like-minded individuals looking for inspiration for a great project, this is the workshop for you. We will be discussing brainstorming strategies and working together to pick out great

Product Design and Mockups

When

February 1, 2021

Overview

This workshop is your introduction to the world of design—what it is, why we do it, and how it's typically done. And then we'll go ahead and try it out! We will discuss what mockups are and the various levels of fidelity in which they can be made. We'll also discuss how and why to solicit your peers for design feedback and then dive right in to making our first website mockup using Figma, a free web-based design tool

Introduction to the Web

When

February 8, 2021

Overview

This workshop is intended to serve as your introduction to the workings of the web—how it functions behind-the-scenes, what the anatomy of a web page looks like and how to actually create one of your own. In the process, we will cover what takes place when you visit any website and how to write basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code

Frontend Development Part 1

When

February 15, 2021

Overview

This workshop serves as your first step into frontend development on the web—creating the interactive experiences that people use in their web browsers. We will learn about different ways to go about developing a frontend, why people may opt for using a framework or library such as React instead of pure HTML/JavaScript code, and then dive into creating our first frontend application using React

Frontend Development Part 2

When

February 22, 2021

Overview

In this workshop we will dive back into frontend developing, covering important topics such as making and handling backend requests, lifecycle hooks, and other strategies to make our code more robust.

Mobile Development Part 1: Getting Started!

When

March 1, 2021

Overview

To be announced. Check back for more details!

Mobile Development Part 2: Creating Basic Pages

When

March 8, 2021

Overview

To be announced. Check back for more details!

Mobile Development Part 3: Creating and Using Data

When

March 15, 2021

Overview

To be announced. Check back for more details!

Schedule

Mondays, 8PM

Mondays
8PM

How should I prepare?

Each workshop has a small homework element (outlined above) to be completed beforehand, which will typically include brief readings and/or software to download. Don’t worry, you won’t be graded! But we do recommend you try your best to complete these to learn and understand as much as possible from each session

How do I join?

Registration for the full-stack series is open on a rolling basis for Oasis participants and non-participants alike. The forms to pre-register for each session (so you can access the meeting link) can be found each heading or in our sent throughout the semester

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