[Noisebridge-discuss] Front-end Web Development, Monday 8pm: Backbone.js

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Fri May 2 20:42:41 UTC 2014

On Monday, we'll learn about the basics of Backbone.js (
http://backbonejs.org/), one of the simplest Model-Collection-View
libraries available for the front-end. Libraries such as these make it
easier to manage data-rich views by keeping everything in sync with each
other, and with data in the back-end.

To prepare for this class:
* Install RVM (https://rvm.io/) if you're using OS X or Linux, or the
latest version of Ruby via RubyInstaller for Windows (
* Using the latest version of Ruby, install Middleman: gem install middleman

NOTE: A new series of classes is starting on June 2nd! Tell your friends!

If you can't make it to this week's lecture, you can watch a live video
stream of the class. Join this Google+ Event to be notified of when to hop
on (you don't have to be a Google+ member):
This video stream will also be available to watch after the class is

--- The usual details follow ---

Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript - and put them to good use! This weekly
lecture series, taught by Jeffrey Carl Faden, is aimed at complete
beginners who are interested in making websites, as well as seasoned
professionals looking to brush up on the latest and greatest.

Front-end web development is all about making code that runs in the browser
(versus code that runs on the server). There isn't a big focus on web
design (creating wireframes and mockups), but we do cover best practices
for turning these designs into beautiful code.

The class starts on Monday at 8pm, and goes until 10pm! Plan to arrive
EARLY, as the class has been filling up very fast. We will have a recap of
last week's material starting at 7:30pm. If you're either new, couldn't
make last week's class or you simply need a refresher, come early and we'll
go through a simple tutorial.

This class does go in a series, but the series can last up to half a year.
Don't let it discourage you if you're starting from the middle - attend
recaps and labs and you should be able to catch up!

This class and the space in which it's taught are entirely free to attend.
Please bring a laptop. Read all of the details here:

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