MEAN Stack with Scott Davis

This month we are excited to have Scott Davis join us to talk about the MEAN stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS).

5:30-6:10: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Charlie Weber from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our friends over at FullContact are bringing the beer, so a big thanks to them.

6:10-6:20: Announcements

6:20-7:50: Mean.js: A Yeoman Path to the MEAN Stack - Scott Davis

The MEAN stack (MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, NodeJS) is a compelling new way to build modern web applications, but integrating these separate projects can be a daunting tasks, especially for newcomers. Thankfully, Mean.js offers a cohesive stack, plus a set of Yeoman generators to making getting started and ongoing development efforts easier.

In this talk, you'll learn how each one of these pieces of technology complement each other. But this is more than a simple change in letters -- the move from relational databases to NoSQL and from server-side MVC to client-side MVC represents a major shift in architecture and mental models. Come see how these four independent pieces of technology work together to form the "new way" of doing web development, and how Yeoman ties together all of the loose strings.

About Scott Davis

Scott Davis is the founder of, a training and consulting company that that specializes in leading-edge technology solutions like HTML 5, mobile development, Node.js, SmartTV development, web mapping, NoSQL, Groovy, and Grails. Scott co-founded the HTML5 Denver User Group in 2011.
Scott has been writing about web development for over 10 years. His books include Getting Started with Grails, Groovy Recipes, GIS for Web Developers, The Google Maps API: Adding Where to Your Web Applications, and JBoss at Work. Scott is also the author of two popular article series at IBM developerWorks -- Mastering Grails and Practically Groovy.

7:50: Door prizes:

JetBrains IDE License

Books - Provided by O'Reilly Media

Safari Books Online Subscription (1 year) - DevelopIntelligence 

8:00: Networking/Food/Drinks at TBD.

Our sponsor,, will be hosting the food at TBD location.  Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.

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  • John C.

    This was an awesome presentation. Thanks to Scott Davis for expanding my horizons. It was mind-blowing like the first time I saw Rails work - except even better.

    As a reminder, MachineShop is looking for driven developers. Drop me a line if working for a funded startup in a cool space is

    June 17, 2014

  • Paul L.

    Great Presentation, get me really excited to check out MEAN stack. Unfortunately this has been a test on my patience. There does not seem to be a good getting started tutorial on MEAN anywhere.

    June 16, 2014

  • Scott F.

    As always, Scott Davis is the king of tech presentations. It's always a pleasure learning from him.

    June 13, 2014

  • Ryan

    I've been to a few user groups, but this was my first in Denver. I've never been to one in such a cool space with so many people and great speakers....and the beer! Can't forget that! Thanks for setting this up! My company is fairly new to the Denver area and we are always looking for solid Java developers and clients eager to grow. We provide technology consulting and staffing services. So if you're looking for employment, want to assess the job market or want a partner to help you grow, please don't hesitate to reach out to me:[masked] : [masked] - Thanks again!

    June 13, 2014

  • September O.

    Hi! Great meeting last night - thank you kindly to all the hosts! If I wasn't able to say hello and you're looking for new opportunities or would just like to get acquainted, feel free to contact me at [masked], or[masked]-7814. Hope to see you again soon! :)

    June 12, 2014

  • Greg O.

    Great stuff!

    June 12, 2014

  • Harlin S.

    Good job, Scott and thanks to Travis and Greg for setting up another great meetup. Look forward to the next one.

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Eric

    Fantastic presentation. Thank you, Scott!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Ed Y.

    Scott Davis is the best

    2 · June 11, 2014

  • cynthia s.

    Scott Davis was terrific! Very up beat !

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Mark S

    Awesome talk, good dose of humor. Google geeks check out Google I/O Extended Denver, June 25. Tickets available on event brite.

    June 11, 2014

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