Firebase: Build apps fast, without managing infrastructure - Talk and Workshop

GDG Milton Keynes
Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

This combined talk and workshop will start at the beginners level on Firebase.

Starting from an introductory level, you will gain an understanding of the basic concepts and consider use cases while getting hands on experience in a practical workshop.

It begins with the Talk
Firebase Performance Monitoring

Firebase is Google’s comprehensive mobile development platform. With Firebase, you can build apps fast, without managing infrastructure. Firebase gives you functionality like analytics, databases, messaging and crash reporting so you can move quickly and focus on your users.

In this talk, Richie Foreman & Ali Kashefian Naieni discuss how having a performant web app is critical to the developers but it is hard to write apps which perform well on various device types. Quantifying performance and improve on it is another challenge. Using Firebase Performance Monitoring for the web, they will explain how you can measure exactly where time is being spent, and where you need to optimize your app.

We then move to the Workshop
Walkthrough of Firebase features and functionality

This workshop will be an opportunity to work through the self-paced codelabs for Firebase with Richie and Ali nearby to answer questions and provide additional context.

This is a 2.5 hour training
6:00 pm: Registration and refreshments
6:15 pm: Firebase Performance Monitoring Talk
7:00 pm: Break
7:30 pm: Walkthrough of Firebase features and functionality
8:30 pm: Workshop close

At the end of this 2.5 hours training, you will be able to:
Understand why you should consider Firebase for yourself or your company.
Get hands-on practice with Firebase platform covering fundamental tools and services.

Beginner & Intermediate developers - it doesn't really matter if you are back end or front end or somewhere in the middle.
You will come in with little or no prior Firebase knowledge, and come out with practical experience that you can apply to your first Firebase project.
Individuals​ ​thinking about creative new ​solutions​ ​or​ ​to​ ​integrate existing​ ​systems, application environments,​​​ ​and​ ​infrastructure​.

As an attendee, we recommend that you meet these prerequisites:
Assumes little prior knowledge in Firebase.
It is expected that you will have an information technology or computing background, and have some hands-on familiarity with computing systems and databases.
Bring your personal (not work) laptop and charger.
We recommend having Chrome installed and you have a personal gmail account.

Your trainer
Richie Foreman is a full-stack software engineer with a background in customer-facing technical consulting and partner engineering roles.

He has a passion for beautiful web interfaces, maintainable software that makes sense, and drinking coffee.

If you can't make it, we have a live stream but only for the talk not the workshop so be there to get the most out of it:

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