Intro to Firebase & Firebase Study Jam

GDG Ann Arbor
Thu, Mar 26, 2020, 6:30 PM (EDT)

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About this event

Ever wondered what the deal is with Firebase? Heard about it a few years ago and want to know what is latest and greatest? Wether you are working in mobile apps, on the web or on the Desktop, Firebase is meant for you. Learn how the Google product Firebase can help you authenticate, serve a database, capture analytics, and store your files - in a platform optimized for mobile, but also great for the web. Firebase handles the infrastructure, so you can get right to building your project.

6:30-7:00 Food & Networking
7:00-7:50 - Welcome and Intro to Firebase Talk by Ann-Marie Horcher, PhD
7:50-8:00 - Break
8:00-9:30 - Codelab: Get to know Firebase for Web by Doug Lance

Intro to Firebase Summary
What Firebase can do for you (features)
Getting started with Firebase - setup for free
Learning how to Firebase - my favorite Codelabs
Setting up security on Firebase
Examples of Firebase
What's coming for FIrebase in Future - Flutter integrations

Codelab: Get to know Firebase for Web Summary
Build a web app from scratch with Firebase and Stackblitz's online editor. We'll be using basic HTML and JavaScript to talk to Firebase. This is a great intro to using the Firebase console and integrating Firebase into an app. No extensive prior knowledge or software installations needed.

Bring a laptop and charger (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of popular browsers.

Ann-Marie Horcher has a PhD from Nova Southeastern University in Information Systems Security. Prior to her PhD, she worked as an information architect for a large chemical company for twenty years. She served on committees of industry professionals that wrote some of the early certification exams. Currently she is the program director for cybersecurity studies within the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University and created their curriculum. Her most recent research is in using Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs) like Google Home and Alexa to provide information in a secure, private and usable manner to all segments of users, and in designing usable mobile cybersecurity. She uses Google products such as Firebase and Angular to develop applications to support research, create CTF games, and collect research data.

Doug Lance is a full-stack software engineer at Arbormoon Software.