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Backbone on Rails at Hacker Dojo!


Join us Wednesday, April 24nd at 7pm at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View as Bay Area Backbone.js presents a Backbone on Rails learning smorgasbord.


Our speakers will cover three bite-sized topic areas: basic, intermediate, and advanced. Q&A to follow.

Doug Lee/Billy Estoque: Big Bad Goose
Michael Ruescher: CMO at WebPop. Founder of this meet up group!
Fred Zirdung: Engineering lead at Walmart Labs


6:30 – 7:00 Dim sum, snacks, beer, water

Come on down before the Meetup, grab some food, and socialize


7:00 – 7:20 Session 1: Backbone on Rails Petstore
basic: Doug/Billy
Set up a barebones rails app and wire up an equally basic backbone view. Great for those who just want to get started with Backbone. We'll be using Rails, Backbone, Coffeescript, and Sass.

Follow along and get the repository on GitHub:


7:30 - 7:50 Session 2: Backbone based music player
intermediate: Michael Ruescher
Live code along with Mike as he sets up an HTML5 music player


8:00 - 8:20 Session 3: Backbone view management
advanced: Fred Zirdung
In his role at Walmart Labs, Fred has created high volume Backbone apps. He'll share intimate insights and strategies around this ever-popular topic


This event is generously being sponsored by WebPop, Big Bad Goose, and Hacker Dojo.

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  • Kisha M R.

    Any driving from San Francisco to MV? I can provide gas-cash.

    April 22, 2013

    • Irene

      What is MV?

      April 25, 2013

  • Irene

    The presentations were great! A change from pizza, the dim sum was very good! Very fresh!

    April 25, 2013

  • James D.

    The dim sum set new culinary heights for a meet-up. Plus great presentations.

    April 25, 2013

  • Doug L.

    hey everyone -- let's get this meetup filled. tell your friends and colleagues, this is going to be a good one!

    April 22, 2013

  • Somik R.

    Hear, hear! Is this meeting happening anytime soon?

    March 25, 2013

  • Nicholas

    To 1.0 and beyond

    March 22, 2013

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