JS 402: Intro to Backbone

PagerDuty - 501 Second St Ste 100 San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Sun, Aug 9, 2015, 11:45 AM (PDT)

About this event

In this workshop, you'll learn all about Backbone.js, a popular front-end JavaScript library for creating dynamic, interactive web interfaces.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises in pairs, and will be taught by Brenda, a web developer at Slack. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone attending our frontend workshop series and is a perfect follow-up for our JS MVC workshop.


Attendees should be comfortable with HTML/CSS basics and JavaScript fundamentals (arrays, conditionals, loops, functions, object-oriented JS). Attendees should also have learned jQuery and AJAX. That means that you either attended our HTML 101 workshop, JS 101 workshop, jQuery workshop, and AJAX workshop, or that you learned those concepts online.

You can review them online at a few places:

•  HTML/CSS: Khan Academy's HTML/CSS course, Codecademy's HTML/CSS course, GDI SF HTML/CSS slides

• JS: Codecademy's JS course, Khan Academy's Intro to JS course, GDI SF JS slides

• jQuery: Codecademy's jQuery course

• AJAX: GDI SF AJAX slides

Tech requirements:

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

A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.

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

Topics covered:

Backbone models & views, events, and CRUD (client <-> server communication).

Many thanks to our sponsor PagerDuty for the space and lunch. 

If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, please request a GDI scholarship.

If you are interested in being a TA, please fill out this form.


Sunday, Aug 9
11:45 AM - 6:15 PM (PDT)


501 Second St Ste 100 San Francisco