Getting Started with the DOM

DOM manipulation has been a key aspect of web development since the early days of jQuery at least. Nowadays, many web developers manipulate the DOM via built-in browser methods or via the “virtual DOM” in frameworks like React. In either case, having a clear understanding of what the DOM is, how browsers render it and how it is manipulated is critical for frontend web development. In this session, Edidiong Asikpo will teach you everything you need to know to feel comfortable with the DOM.

Getting Started with the DOM

As a web developer, the Document Object Model (DOM) is one of the most important concepts worth understanding. In this talk, Edidiong will introduce the audience to the DOM, it’s tree-like structure, and how to target and manipulate the DOM with JavaScript.

Edidiong Asikpo is a software engineer from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria. She is a passionate professional with multi-faceted skills and experience spanning across Software Engineering, Developer Relations, community building, technical writing, and Open Source contributions.

She is a strong advocate of sensitizing people, especially women about the importance of starting a career in Technology. This passion has led her to play a major part in building communities such as Developer Circle Uyo from Facebook, She Code Africa, and Women Will. She is an eloquent writer, speaker, and communicator with a keen interest in making open Source contributions and inspiring the next generation.

In 2019, she was one of the 40 people recognized by Facebook as an Icon of change because of her impacts and strong contributions to building the Technology Ecosystem in Nigeria.

When she’s not coding, you can find her exploring the beauty of nature and analyzing movies.

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