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Dev Day Intro Workshops

Thursday, April 23

Whether you're new to programming or wanting to sharpen your skills, the Dev Day Intro Workshops are perfect for you. Workshops will be focused around today's most used languages and programs.

Select ONE focused workshop and spend over three hours in class with an expert, learning the basics in these hands-on workshops.

Please make sure to come with your laptop fully charged.


  • 8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
  • 8:30 a.m. Workshops Begin
  • 10:00 a.m. Short Break!
  • 10:30 a.m. Workshops Resume
  • 12:30 p.m. Workshops End

Tentative Workshop Topics

*Speakers TBA

  • Intro to JavaScript
  • Intro to Database Theory & SQL
  • Intro to AngularJS
  • Intro to Python
  • Intro to Cassandra
  • CSS Tricks

Workshop Descriptions

Check out what you'll be learning with these in-depth workshop class descriptions.

Intro to AngularJS

Getting Angular with Javascript

Taught by Ken Rimple, Director of Training and Mentoring Services for Chariot Solutions

This is the framework that has caught on like wildfire in the enterprise developer community. Just about everybody in tech has had a discussion about AngularJS - they love it, they hate it, they don't understand it, they want to learn it. And why are they rewriting it???

Cut through the hype and learn the basics of AngularJS - you'll find out how to quickly assemble a single-page Javascript application. You'll start out by using only your web browser and your imagination. We'll practice building AngularJS applications (known as modules), play with templates, build controllers, store data in services, and wind up accessing data using HTTP.

We'll wrap up with some Q&A and discuss how the Angular team is looking toward the future of HTML web applications and Javascript 1.6 with the long-term release of Angular 2.0, and how the team is planning to support Angular 1.x applications far into the future.

Bring your laptop, a modern web browser (Chrome suggested) and your favorite editor, and let's get down to coding and testing.

This event is a part of Philly Tech Week's Dev Conference Day. Check out the full list of Dev Conference events.

1500 Market Street


  • Ken Rimple

    Ken Rimple

    Ken Rimple teaches, mentors and consults in JavaScript front-end platforms and has a long history of working on server-side technologies in Java and other languages. He has taught various official Spring and Maven courses for Chariot before building their AngularJs, Angular and React courses with his training practice team. He is a co-author of Spring Roo in Action from Manning, blogs about RxJS, Angular and other topics at, and has been a podcaster when the occasion suits, running both a former weekly DevNews podcast as well as the long-running Chariot TechCast. He is available on twitter at @RimpleOnTech, and his team's courses are available for on-site delivery at