Summer of JavaScript: JS205, Intro to MVC JavaScript and Frameworks

Dev Bootcamp - 351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sun, Jul 27, 2014, 12:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Nowadays, most web developers are using "MVC" concepts and frameworks to organize the JavaScript that powers their website and better separate the presentation from the data.

In this evening workshop, we'll give an overview of MVC frameworks and spend most of our time actually getting our hands dirty using MVC concepts. We'll give an overview of popular frameworks, like Backbone and Angular, but we will not focus on any framework in particular. You'll write your own tiny Model/View framework and learn about other MV* frameworks in JavaScript.

This is intended to be a follow-up workshop for JS101, JS201, JS202, and JS204. See the prerequisites question for additional details.

Cost: $50

Dates: Sunday, July 27 from 12-4:30 PM

Location: Dev Bootcamp, 351 W Hubbard, Floor 7

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here. Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 25. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. 


Attendees should be comfortable with HTML5 and CSS3: specifically, you should understand the box model, floats, CSS resets, and HTML5 standards and tags. Additionally, you should be familiar with JavaScript syntax, data structures, conditionals, loops, and event handling.

You should have:

(a) taken Intro or Intermediate HTML/CSS through Girl Develop It, or

(b) built and managed websites on your own,

And also:

(a) taken JS101 (full 4-week series, or completed all exercises and homework for the self-paced workshop), JS201, JS202, and JS204 through Girl Develop It, or

(b) have completed a self-study JavaScript course, and are familiar with syntax, arrays, conditionals, for and while loops, event handling, jQuery, AJAX requests, JSON, and Object-oriented JavaScript.

If you need to brush up on your HTML and CSS, you can review The Beginner's Guide to HTML and CSS and The Advanced Guide to HTML and CSS

Tech requirements:

• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay). 

• A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed. 

• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC).

Topics covered:

• Brief history of JavaScript and websites

• Examples of big JavaScript web apps

• What does JavaScript do in big apps?

• Making large amounts of JavaScript more managable

• What is a model? What is a view?

• Creating our own mini JavaScript framework

• Nesting views

• MV* frameworks: types and some popular frameworks

Instructor: Kevin Solorio

Kevin Solorio is a business guy turned software developer. After having a few business ideas and not knowing anyone that could help realize them, Kevin decided to take matters into his own hands and learned to program. Outside of training cohorts, you'll find Kevin at local user groups for various programming languages, the airport continuing his flight training, or anywhere that is showing a hockey game (Go Blues!).

Hosted by: Dev Bootcamp

If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this workshop, please contact Liz through Meetup or via email. TAing is a great way to practice what you know and to get to know members of our community.


Sunday, Jul 27
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)


Dev Bootcamp
351 West Hubbard St. Suite 701 Chicago