MEAN Stack with Scott Davis

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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 (http://www.teksystems.com/) for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Our friends over at FullContact (http://www.fullcontact.com/) 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 ThirstyHead.com, 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 (http://www.jetbrains.com/) IDE License

Books - Provided by O'Reilly Media (http://www.oreilly.com/)

Safari Books Online Subscription (1 year) - DevelopIntelligence (http://www.developintelligence.com/)

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

Our sponsor, Bandwidth.com (http://bandwidth.com/), will be hosting the food at TBD location. Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.