JavaScript Crash Course Vol. 3 - Lecture 1

Women Techmakers Berlin
Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 6:30 PM (CEST)

About this event

Welcome to Women Techmakers Berlin's JS Crash Course!

Vol. 3 means this is the 3rd edition, you can read about the previous editions in blog posts by Maria and Ely, who both currently work as software developers:


Take a look at our Welcome guide, where we explain all the tools you will need and helpful tips for getting ready!
Make sure that you have at least the first part ready to go for the first class:

An introduction on how JavaScript works and how to take advantage of the new ES6 syntax and features. In this session, we cover the basic programming paradigms in JavaScript, as well as topics like OOP and functional programming. We use the Chrome browser as a playground for an interactive session.


The course will be spread over 9 weekly meetings, we will go from learning the fundamentals to having your very own backend application deployed with Docker.

This is a course designed for introducing JavaScript and Node.js as a platform for backend applications. It assumes that you know basic concepts of (object oriented) programming but we will start from the beginner level and build up. So, the more programming experience, the better — but total newbies are also welcome, provided that they invest the required amount of time for self-learning.

The course is designed around open-source technologies, so a Unix-like system, Linux or MacOS is preferred. Git and Visual Studio Code will be our main tools, along with Node.js. Windows is not preferred, but if you absolutely have to live on Windows, you should have a working git and Node.js installation, and the rest will work.

For more info join #js-crash-course on our slack

- #js-crash-course on our slack
- Some previous programming knowledge would be useful
- It's completely free
- It's both for beginners and not-so beginners
- Ideally you'll keep working on your project at home
- All genders are welcome
- RSVP opens one week in advance

★ About Our Instructor ★
Armagan is a software architect, and currently works as a Senior Engineering Manager at Wayfair. Following the software craftsmanship philosophy, he has taught over 40 young engineering graduates on software and helped them enter the software industry.
For the last five years, he has been focusing on distributed cloud architectures and developed among many others an open-source framework, cote.js, for building microservices with Node.js

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home.

At Women Techmakers Berlin we have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. We strive for visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin inclusive. We are one of the most active chapters of the global Women Techmakers program run by Google.

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