Whether you're new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, Dev Day is your day. Attend these workshops for lessons on today's most used languages and programs.
- Select 1 focused workshop track. Youâ€™ll spend the afternoon with 10-20 of your peers digging deep into your selected topic.
- Enjoy breaks, lunch, and happy hour as a group, with opportunities to network with other workshop attendees!
- Stay for focused Lightning Presentations from great local companies solving complex problems
THE WORKSHOP TRACKS
- The reasons to use (or not use) Node.js
- Getting Node.js installed, and getting comfortable in in the environment.
- Node.js fundamentals:
- The Node.js process model
- The "require" system
- The Node Package Manager
- Build your first web application using Node.js
- Learn how to create a web server using Node.js
- Learn what "middleware" is, and why it's so powerful.
- Learn some basic HTML templating using Jade.
Intro to Database Theory & SQL led by Sondra Willhite, Database Consultant. In this workshop, build and populate a relational database from scratch using only the SQL language on the MySQL platform. As we build the database, we will discuss the underlying theory including functional dependencies, referential integrity, and normalization. This workshop is geared toward beginner-intermediate developers, business analysts or others interested in learning the concepts behind database and basic SQL. No prior programming experience necessary, but please have MySQL and phpMyAdmin installed on your laptop if you want to follow along. The easiest way is to install MAMP (Mac), WAMP (Windows) or XAMPP (multi-platform). All are free.
HTML & CSS Master Class: Led by ThinkBrownstone So you think you know HTML and CSS? What you don't know may be impacting the performance, accessibility, and user experience of your web site or application. This master class will help you advance your skills and think about these "simple" declarative languages in a whole new way. Topics will include history of each language, deep review of the concepts most often misunderstood, emerging topics, and best practices. Intermediate knowledge of HTML and CSS (min. 1 year experience).
Getting Started With Responsive Web Design led by Brian Crumley of O3 World. The ways people can access your website have evolved into an innumerable assortment of screen sizes and devices. Mobile devices that fit in your hand, to TV screens, and even refrigerators?! This new landscape requires not only a new way of architecting websites, but also a new perspective on how and where an individual might be accessing your site. In this workshop, through a combination of instruction and hands-on learning, weâ€™ll get familiar with the concept of Responsive Design, learn why any site youâ€™re working on today should be architected mobile-first, and experiment with the techniques and tool to build future-friendly websites. Attendees should have an beginner - intermediate understanding of HTML and CSS and be comfortable writing code by hand in a text editor such as Sublime Text. Bring your laptop.
Intro to iBeacons and Bluetooth on iOS led by CapTech This workshop will introduce Bluetooth and how it is used on iOS. We will review the capabilities of Bluetooth LE and, in a lab environment, build an app that will discover iBeacons and communicate with other devices nearby using only Bluetooth technology. This session is for developers who are already familiar with Objective-C. The workshop will be presented by experienced iOS developers who will be on hand to help with the labs and collaborate on additional app functionality. You will be expected to have a Mac running Xcode 5. You should also bring a device running iOS 7 that is compatible with iBeacon. Compatible devices are:
- iPhone 4s or later
- iPad (3rd generation) or later
- iPad mini or later
- iPod touch (5th generation) or later
11:00AM: Doors Open with a coffee demo from Hubbub Coffee
11:30AM: Workshops begin
1PM: Group lunch
2PM: Workshops resume
4PM: Lightning talks and an ice cream break
- Intro from host Dan Alig, Chief Information Officer, Wharton Computing and Information Technology
- Pam Selle, Comcast
- Nick Shiftan, Curalate
- Kimberly Blessing, ThinkBrownstone
- Brian James Kirk, Technical.ly
4:45PM: Closing remarks, thanks for coming!
5-6:30: Drinks and networking on the 8th floor. Please stick around for lite fare, beer courtesy of Neshaminy Creek Brewing, a skyline view and conversation.
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