MEAN Stack Jump Start

Want to build scalable web apps quickly and easily? Check out the MEAN stack, a collection of technologies (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js) that fit well together to provide a solution that allows for a full-stack JavaScript implementation of web applications.

Join popular experts Helen Zeng and Steven Edouard, as they walk you through MEAN and create "Chirp," a Twitter clone. They integrate MongoDB into a REST API with Node.js and Express and then connect that with an AngularJS front end. They even deploy the live app to Azure via GitHub. Sign up for this practical primer on MEAN, and learn to build an end-to-end web app, all using JavaScript.

(NOTE: For a look at individual technologies in the MEAN stack, check out Introduction to AngularJS, You've Got Documents! A MongoDB Jump Start, and Building Apps with Node.js.)

Course Outline:

  • What is MEAN?
  • AngularJS - A Framework for the Front End
  • Building Out the Front End
  • MongoDB Overview
  • Node & Express Overview
  • Building Out the Back End
  • Deployment & Conclusion
Instructor Team
Steven Edouard | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @sedouard

Steven Edouard is a Developer Evangelist and full-time hacker at Microsoft. Before moving to the Bay Area, he worked on the .NET runtime team as a Software Test Engineer delivering products like .NET 4.5 and .NET Native Compilation. Now his great passion is to enable startups with open source technologies on Azure.

Helen Zeng | Microsoft Technical Evangelist | @hwz
Helen Zeng is a Startup Evangelist at Microsoft, based in Silicon Valley. She works with startups from top incubators and accelerators to help them to adopt up-and-coming technologies and platforms from Microsoft. She also enjoys experimenting with web development frameworks.
Live Event Details
February 18, 2015
9am–5pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Web Developers

Solid understanding of JavaScript, HTML, and general web development concepts; familiarity with Node.js is helpful but not required. Before the event, be sure to install Node.js and MongoDB.