Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Beyond the browser: JavaScript for physical experiences

Stacey Mulcahy (Microsoft)
1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, 05/16/2016
The New Stuff
Location: Ballroom G Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have a basic knowledge of JavaScript and Git/GitHub.

Materials or downloads needed in advance

Attendees need a laptop with Node.js installed as well as a GitHub account.


As a JavaScript developer, there are many options for building meaningful experiences beyond the browser, especially with the growing popularity of connected devices and experiences. Stacey Mulcahy explains how to leverage your JavaScript skills using Node.js with popular microcontrollers and microprocessors to develop engaging connected experiences in the physical world. Stacey explores common frameworks and devices as she walks you through a few projects that incorporate both software and hardware.

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Stacey Mulcahy


Stacey Mulcahy is a technical evangelist with Microsoft focusing on the IoT, open source, and web development. Previously, she was the lead developer working with a variety of technologies at Big Spaceship, a digital agency based out of Brooklyn, NY, and worked at Teknision and Fuel Industries in Ottawa, Canada, and IQ Interactive in Atlanta in a variety of technical roles. A technical editor and instructor, Stacey enjoys sharing her love for her work in interactive development. She considers her lack of verbal filter and extreme candor just a small part of her charm.