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Introducing Gatsby Web Creators

Marcy Sutton
March 23rd, 2020
Gatsby Web Creators

Gatsby Web Creators is a free livestream series aimed at curious people aged 13 and up. For an hour every Friday through April 24th, Gatsby Learning Team members and their special guests will teach the basic skills involved for creating web pages, starting with HTML and CSS, and gradually building up to JavaScript.

Streaming live on Twitch, we’ll explore how to work with text, images, interactive elements, fancy widgets, custom styling, animation with CSS, playing with browser Developer Tools, and more. We’ll make good use of the time people are spending indoors and online to build up a foundation of skills over the coming weeks, showing how to create accessible web pages tailored to one's interests.

The only prerequisites for this series are a sense of curiosity and a desire to tinker, as well as a computer with an internet connection. The majority of these lessons will include live examples on Glitch, a colorful tool for creating web apps and building a community. Glitch projects can be remixed and added to collections, and it provides automatic URLs for each project so participants can create and share their own web pages with ease.

To join, go to our Twitch page at the specified times (Fridays at 1pm ET/10am PT). Note: you don't have to have a Twitch account to watch the streams. If you can't make it to the live sessions, they'll also be available as recordings on YouTube.

Call for participants!

We’re looking for curious individuals to join us in tinkering with web projects on the stream (with parental permission). To any parents of kids wanting to learn how to develop who are willing and able to learn in public, we encourage you to get in touch with us over email via web-creators@gatsbyjs.com. We'll only use first names for any minors participating. See additional legal information on our livestream landing page.

For those feeling more shy who still want to get involved, there will be Glitch projects available for everyone to remix each week. The Twitch chat will also be available to participate from the Gatsbyjs.com landing page itself, and from the Twitch platform.

Relevant dates and times

All streams will run Fridays at 1pm ET/10am PT, on these dates:

  • March 25-27
  • April 3
  • April 10
  • April 17
  • April 24

For more information including the up-to-date content schedule, visit https://gatsbyjs.com/gatsby-web-creators.

Parents and participants can also ask us questions anytime by contacting web-creators@gatsbyjs.com or on Twitter with @AskGatsbyjs.

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