Session Details

Entry Point Node  

Level :
Beginner
Date :
3:30 PM Saturday
Room :
RG-122
Track :
Develop All the Things
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Presentation

Node.js is taking the world by storm and developers can no longer afford to avoid it. Nor should you want to! Writing JavaScript went from ugh to awesome thanks to things like ES6 and TypeScript. If you're a node noob, this is the session for you. I'll start with the simplest terms and help you climb on top of all of the important concepts. We'll write some practical code that makes sense, look at some fun productivity shortcuts, and then imagine the kinds of apps there are to write in the future! In this session you'll learn… • What is Node.js • What kinds of apps it should and shouldn’t be used for • How to install and use Node.js • The REPL • Hello world • Packages and modules • Node tooling FTW!

The Speakers

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Jeremy Foster

Educated in computer engineering and mathematics. Industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. Joined Microsoft February 2012 and consider it my role to inform and inspire developers. When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with my wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on my house and yard. Find me at @codefoster and codefoster.com.
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