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Event Summary
Date: Tuesday, 20 January 2004
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. JavaScript workshop
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. XML workshop
Location: EEI Communications
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 320
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Directions are provided below.
Cost: Fees are listed below.
RSVP: Registration is required for this event and must be made by Thursday, 15 January. To register, complete the online reservation form.

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About the Event

The instructor will conduct two hands-on workshops: one in the morning on JavaScript and one in the afternoon on XML. In each workshop, each participant will work on his or her own project, from start to finish, using the skills and tools presented.

In the JavaScript session, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand JavaScript objects, methods, properties and functions
  • Create image rollovers friendly to all browsers
  • Create new windows for navigating website content
  • Create a cycling ad banner function using arrays
  • Create select-and-go navigational menus
  • Create a date stamp on an HTML page

In the XML session, participants will learn how to:

  • Create an XML document
  • Create well-formed vs. valid XML
  • Create DTDs and schemas
  • Databind XML to HTML pages
  • Search XML documents using JavaScript
  • Display XML documents using XSLT style sheets

Target audience

These workshops will introduce technical writers to the key features of each scripting language. The target audience is technical writers with beginning to intermediate knowledge of HTML.

About the instructor

photo of Mary Gillen

Mary Gillen has more than 27 years of experience as a writer, programmer, technical trainer, and marketer. A working web developer since 1995, Mary is a senior Advanced Web Development trainer for EEI Communications. Over 8,000 individuals have benefited from Mary's technical training classes since 1995, receiving instruction on how to create "real world" Web scripting applications that can be used right away.

An entrepreneur, Mary was a co-developer of the Idea Site for Business website created to help businesses develop and test ad messages to learn what works best to sell their wares. She currently provides training and remediation for accessibility in online communication at <accessible-website-services> for website accessibility, Adobe, and MS Office documentation, and prerecorded video.


Light pastries and coffee will be served in the morning. Lunch, at one of many nearby affordable restaurants, will be on your own.

Fees and Registration

Admission Fees

The fee covers both the morning and afternoon sessions and cannot be reduced or split if a participant is interested in attending only one of the sessions.

$50 STC members with advance registration
$45 Confirmed present event volunteers with advance registration
$45 Students with advance registration
$75 Nonmembers with advance registration

Admission fees help to offset the costs of our programs. Fees may vary from program to program because of the costs of food and beverages, room rental, and other services. Our attendees pay slightly different fees depending on whether they are members, nonmembers, students, chapter volunteers, or walk-ins. We also sometimes offer a program-only option for programs that are not held in restaurants.

We cannot offer free admission to this event, as we do at other times in exchange for volunteers' help before or during the event.


Because there are a limited number of spaces for this workshop, we require all attendees to register and pay in advance.

To make a reservation, complete the online reservation form.

Registration and cancellation deadline: 5 p.m., Thursday, 15 January 2004. A check or PayPal payment by this date reserves your seat.

  • Entrance is not guaranteed until receipt of advance payment.
  • Registration will be closed at occupancy limit (17 seats are available). When capacity is reached, a notification will be provided at the top of this page. We will start a wait list at that time and you will be notified on Monday, 19 January, whether or not there is space available for you in the class.
  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel before January 15. To cancel, contact the Events Committee Manager at .
  • No refunds will be made after the deadline or for late arrivals/no shows.

If you have already registered and would like to submit a payment by check or through our PayPal page, see the reservation page for more detailed information about making a payment.


photo of EEI Silver Spring building

EEI Communications
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 320
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Phone: 301-495-9800

Map and directions to EEI Communications in Silver Spring, MD.

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