JavaScript Crash Course Vol. 3 - Lecture 3 - Promises and Async Programming

Women Techmakers Berlin
Wed, Oct 30, 2019, 6:30 PM (CET)

About this event

Welcome to Women Techmakers Berlin's JavaScript autumn course!
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.

★ Course description★
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.

- Some previous programming knowledge would be really 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

★ Lecture 3: Promises and Async Programming★
This session focuses on solving the challenges of asynchronous programming with certain constructs in Node.js — promises, async and await keywords. We discuss how each implementation enables a certain way of programming, and introduce a control flow library called async. We also touch upon streams and stream programming.

★ Before the class ★
- Update your RSPV if you are not able to come.
- Join our WTM Slack ( and #js-crash-course group.
- Check the pinned items of #js-crash-course.
- Check our Welcome Guide ( Make sure that you have all the steps until Node.js (included) ready.
- If possible, watch the previous videos to be on track (they are on the pinned items of #js-crash-course).
- Don’t forget to bring your laptop and charger! :)

★ About Our Instructor★
Armagan is a software architect from Berlin and currently works as the 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.

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