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  • Introduction to Web Development

    Want to learn how to build websites? This is the course to get your feet wet. We expect no prior experience whatsoever, and will explain all concepts from the very beginning. If you are already familiar with HTML and CSS, consider taking Basic JavaScript or Advanced JavaScript instead.

    Dates: November 2, 2014 to November 16, 2014
    Time: Sundays from 2:30-3:45pm
    Place: TBD

  • Beginning JavaScript

    This course will introduce the basics of JavaScript programming. We expect that you have some sort of background in HTML and CSS, and will explore how to make your website come to life by responding to events (e.g. mouse hovering, key pressing) with JavaScript.

    Dates: October 31, 2014 to December 5, 2014
    Time: Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm
    Place: TBD

  • Advanced JavaScript

    This course assumes some basic coding background, and will cover many new JavaScript libraries and frameworks used by modern tech companies, including Angular.js, Node.js, and jQuery. Taking Advanced JavaScript is a great way for JavaScript beginners to gain some familiarity with the more advanced aspects of the language and its libraries.

    Dates: October 28, 2014 to December 2, 2014
    Time: Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:30pm
    Place: TBD


HackYale provides student-run lectures in web development, introductory programming, and design. All classes and workshops are presented free-of-charge through our partnerships with the Yale College Council and the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID).

In past years, the students who participated in HackYale have gone on to intern or work at companies like Artsy, Brewster, Foursquare, Google, Microsoft, Origami, Palantir, Panorama Education, Redfin, Trip Advisor, Twitter, UpWorthy, VigetLabs, and more...

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  • Dani Dickstein
    Director, YC'16
    Dani has been hooked on code ever since he could print "Happy Birthday" in a box of asterisks on the screen back in 8th grade. Since then, he has worked at Foursquare, Noodle Education, and small tech startups. He is passionate about code design, and believes code should be beautiful, elegant, and sexy. When he's not programming, Dani enjoys discussing the big questions of life, biking, and eating cereal.
  • Annie Cook
    Events director, YC'17
    Annie has been in love with coding from the very beginning. Last year. She is currently enrolled in her first college English course. Once she learns how to write, she will edit this bio.
  • Rafi Khan
    Former director, YC'15
    Rafi hopped on the code game back in junior year of high school, going on to work on the Crisis Map at Google the summer of 2013. Now he's the co-director and CTO of GAKKO, an education company based in Japan. He dwells at a curious intersection of app development, design frenzy and algorithmic implementation—you can check out his projects here. A connoisseur of fine wit, Rafi spends him time dancing with Yale Jashan Bhangra, crafting puns and just walking around, checkin' stuff out.
  • Alex Reinking
    Course instructor, YC'16
    Alex is a Junior CS and Math double major, and has been coding for almost thirteen years. Though his interests lie mostly in research, he's held several coding positions at large companies and local startups alike. You can check out his website here. When he's not writing code or solving math problems, he can be found rocking his 7-string guitar with his metal band. His weakness is bees.
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