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Fluent 2014 Workshops

The first day of Fluent (March 11) features 3-hour and 90-minute workshops led by experts. These workshops give you a chance to dive deep into the subject matter and offer a more participatory classroom experience. Please note: to attend, your registration package must include Workshops on Tuesday.

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Location: Salon 9 Level: Intermediate
Eric (Ray) Villalobos (Lynda.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 56 ratings)
Most tutorials for learning node.js focus on building chat rooms & small applications, but what if you are interested in building real websites using server side javascript? Express.js is a framework for building websites & apps on top of Node.js. In this workshop we will focus on learning a workflow using Express.js and launch a website using grunt.js, express.js, node.js git, heroku. Read more.
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Location: Salon 10 Level: Intermediate
Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
Average rating: ***..
(3.76, 17 ratings)
3-Hours: Web Components are the building blocks of tomorrow's web applications, but you can start working with them today. Learn about how the various pieces of the spec work together to create awesome, reusable, and well-encapsulated components and put it into practice today using Google's Polymer library. Read more.
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Location: Salon 9 Level: Intermediate
Mark Bates (Meta42 Labs, LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 36 ratings)
3-Hours: In three hours participants will go from zero knowledge of AngularJS to being able to write full and complex AngularJS apps. Read more.
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Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
Sasha Goldshtein (Sela Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.81, 26 ratings)
In this session we'll review common attacks on web applications: SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), broken authentication, cross-site request forgery, information disclosure, and insecure password storage. Read more.
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Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
Brian Holt (Netflix)
Average rating: **...
(2.32, 19 ratings)
90-Minutes: Choosing an MVC framework for you next project is a daunting task; there are so many options with fervent supporters that it seems there is no one exclusively right path. This workshop won't be a pitch for any one of them: it aims to give you context for each of the three frameworks so that you can make your own informed decision when you look to choose the framework right for your... Read more.
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Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
Kitt Hodsden (CodingClan LLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 36 ratings)
90-Minutes: Front end development is harder than ever! Differing screen resolutions, changing browser support, varying network speeds and other considerations all jockeying for our attention during development. Fortunately, we have more powerful tools to help us develop, test and refine the amazing sites we build! Let's use those tools to automate all the front-end dev things... Read more.
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Location: Salon 10 Level: Intermediate
John Williams (NewCity Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 15 ratings)
3-Hours: This workshop will introduce you to the basics of the D3 library. D3 lets you create rich, custom interactive pieces driven by data, but the learning curve can be difficult to navigate. We'll cover the fundamental concepts of the library as well as SVG–the most common illustration tool for D3–and enough functional programming to get by. Read more.
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Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
Lisa Larson-Kelley (LearnFromLisa.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.63, 27 ratings)
90-Minutes: WebRTC is a powerful open-source project that enables real-time communication (RTC)– baked right into modern web browsers. This means you can now incorporate video, voice and data sharing using peer-to-peer connectivity via simple JavaScript APIs, with no plugins or additional installs. This session will introduce the fundamentals of WebRTC and get you started building a simple... Read more.
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Location: Salon 14
Jen Kramer (Harvard University Extension School)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 12 ratings)
90-Minutes: Learn one of the hottest front-end frameworks and incorporate it into your work tomorrow . Learn to build a Bootstrap-based website from scratch, incorporating the responsive grid system, utilizing out-of-the-box styling, and adding Javascript-based components. Read more.
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Location: Salon 14
Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Brent Beer (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
Come learn ways to effectively begin using GitHub in one short sitting. Ever find a bug in some open source project and wish you could let the maintainer know how to fix it, or wonder what a fork is and how to keep yours up to date? Get up to speed and be able to participate by sending pull requests today! Read more.