Fabulous Firebase Code Lab

GDG Toronto
Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 12:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

GDG Toronto Members!

Join us this coming Saturday for the first iteration of our Firebase Code Lab!

This will be a 4-hour guided workshop taking participants through getting a Firebase-based project up and running.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Firebase is a product designed to take care of the backend data-storage and authorization for you so you can focus on building your app.

Need user authentication? Got it.

Need data storage? Got it.

Need a backend that will service multiple apps or products? Got it.

You can find details on the Firebase website: https://firebase.google.com

Firebase can be used as a backend system across most popular modern platforms - whether you are building Web apps, Android apps, iOS apps, Firebase may be a viable option for you to look into.

Format and Topics

During this Code Lab, we will be going through an example where we will integrate Firebase into a web project.

Along the way, we will learn about

Using Firebase for 

• Authentication (ie account login)

• Data Storage

• User Access Control

Javascript Techniques

• Working with Promises

• Working with Callbacks


Symbility Intersect HQ - 106 Front St. E. #200 near St. Lawrence Market

Who is this for?

We will be going through our Firebase project using HTML, CSS and Javascript, therefore *some* familiarity with these would be required. 

You do not need to necessarily be an expert, but you should have some awareness of Web development and what APIs do.


• You need to bring a laptop

• You should set up a Firebase account

• You will need to install Node (https://nodejs.org/en/) on your laptop

*if you need help with any of these configuration items, please make it a point to show up 30 minutes early for the Code Lab


There are a limited number of seats available, so please do not RSVP if you will be unable to attend.

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below!