So, there's a lot of us, devs, here in Crete. And every month - for the past 3 years - we get together and discuss some community-chosen topic of interest. This group is an attempt at bringing us all together for informal chats about what we're all passionate about: technology and software. Join the meet up, learn, teach, speak your mind, sharpen your skills, share the knowledge and help us build a community where devs can openly exchange ideas !
The participants will work hands on with [Firebase](https://firebase.google.com/) in an [Angular](https://angular.io/) application, using [@angular/fire](https://github.com/angular/angularfire2). They will walk along a journey of designing an app, setting out data requirements, and then putting these things into practice with Angular and Firebase. At the end of this workshop, each participant will have created and deployed a web application.
Firebase acts as a backend as a service and takes care of real time synchronization across apps and platforms. The participants will learn about and use the main Firebase modules needed to develop a simple social application. They will use Authentication, the Cloud Firestore and Firebase hosting.
Best practices about application planning will be discussed, like structuring the data in the API and decisions that need to be made in advance. We will also check our application against the Audits of the Lighthouse tool.
The workshop needs prior knowledge of web development. Some basic Angular experience is preferable, but not essential. No prior knowledge of Firebase is needed. The users will need a web-development-friendly laptop.
Katerina is a [Google Developer Expert for Angular and Web Technologies](https://developers.google.com/experts/people/katerina-skroumpelou), and a software engineer focused on the web front end. She likes to mix and match web technologies, experimenting with new things, and open sources her code for the general good. Being an active member of the Angular family, she speaks at international conferences and is the founder of the Angular Athens meetup. She is also involved with supporting diversity in the community. Katerina is obsessed with sharing knowledge and spreading the word about things she loves. She is indigenous to the internet, and she loves web development. She lives with her Maine Coon in Athens, Greece. You can find out more about her on: https://mandarini.github.io/
NOTE: venue still to be decided, depending on number of participants, so please RSVP regardless of that.