Building Apps with node.js Jump Start

Developers, have you ever wanted to play with node.js? Are you curious about how to incorporate two-way communication into applications? Join popular experts Stacey Mulcahy and Rami Sayar to see how to do just that with node.js, one of the easiest and fastest ways to develop real-time apps on the web today, along with Visual Studio, Azure, and free open source technology. To introduce you to these topics, Stacey and Rami walk you through the creation of a chatroom application.

In this Jump Start training, the fourth in our Web Wednesdays series, see step-by-step demos and get practical tips and detailed explanations. By the end of the day, you know how to set up node.js on your Windows machine, develop a web front end with Express, deploy an Express app to Azure, use Socket.IO to add a real-time layer, and bring it all together. Be sure to bring your questions!

Course Outline:

  • ​Introduction to node.js
  • Express to Azure
  • Azure Portal
  • Building Chat UI with Bootstrap
  • Hooking Up the Chatroom to the Back End
  • Bringing It All Together
Instructor Team
Stacey Mulcahy | Microsoft Technology Evangelist
Stacey Mulcahy is a developer, writer, tinkerer, speaker, and teacher, in addition to being a Microsoft Technology Evangelist. She has spoken at more than 45 events all over the world, including FITC in Toronto. Stacey has been published in Slate and Huffington Post and has contributed to several O'Reilly publications as a technical editor. She teaches in academic programs and industry workshops, and she regularly hosts technology webcasts.
Rami Sayar | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @ramisayar

Microsoft Developer Evangelist Rami Sayar is a computer engineering graduate from McGill University. He is active in the fields of software engineering and design. While pursuing his studies, he worked for hot startups in Silicon Valley and for Fortune 500 giants. Rami founded the CodeJam at McGill, the university's largest engineering competition, to improve training in the field. He is also a frequent speaker in the Montreal circuit. His latest accomplishment was speaking at TEDxHEC where he conducted a live experiment of large-scale democratic collaboration with the crowd.

Currently, Rami is working as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, based in Montreal. He is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from open source technologies, open data, and cloud computing to growth hacking and marketing. At the end of the day, Rami is prevented from sleeping by his curiosity for experimentation, his insistence on shipping high-quality code, and his desire to help startups survive the grind. Follow him on his blog.

Live Event Details
October 15, 2014
9:00am–5:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Experienced web developers and designers looking to expand their skill sets​

Familiarity with JavaScript and HTML5