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NodeSchool Darmstadt

Fast Facts: node.js workshop teaching basics of node.js based web development with Window Azure
Event Registration: lanyrd, facebook, eventbrite
Date & Time: 24th-25th May 2014
Location: Hochschule Darmstadt, Schöfferstraße 8B, D14/104, Darmstadt, Germany

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Over the course of the last weeks we have embraced the use of node.js as our primary software platform for our next upcoming product. It’s a relatively new project that has grown out of the Google V8 JavaScript engine and delivers simple scalability as well as an architecture that enforces non-blocking, event-driven I/O.

While selecting a suitable technology was a hard choice for us, we are so far very happy with our decision to go forward with node.js. One of our Team members, Thomas, has been working a lot with node.js at his main workplace and suggested it in one of our internal team meetings.

Because it’s a relatively fresh technology, there were a couple of hurdles that we had to take until we felt that we knew what we were doing.

At this point we would like to share the experiences that we have gathered while working on our first large node.js project and therefore will organize a node.js web development workshop in Darmstadt, Germany. We believe that the key to progress is a healthy ecosystem and hope to spark interest among students and other interested people to this exciting new technology.

We will be doing this event together with the Microsoft Student Partner Program and the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt (H_DA).

Participation is free of charge and on-hands coding during the workshop is strongly encouraged.

The workshop will take place at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt (H_DA), in room tbd and will be held from the 23h of May till the 24th of May.

Tell us if you’re coming on lanyrd, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Agenda

javascript basics, asynchronous programming, promises
node.js introduction and first steps, modules, npm, Events
express.js and middleware
database access with node.js
web application structure & patterns, MVC
Windows Azure deployment & debugging
Version Control, Unit Testing
wrapping up and development of sample application

hackathon & presentation of results

Speakers

Thomas Dunajski – Microsoft Student Partner, Developer at gfnork webentwicklungsunternehmen, Mobile App Developer at InCloud

Patrick Wieth – PhD student at TU Darmstadt Department of Solid State Physics, R&D Expert at gfnork webentwicklungsunternehmen

Qiong Wu – Microsoft Student Partner, Junior Expert IP-Infrastructure at Deutsche Telekom AG, Lead Developer at gfnork, Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

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