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Suncoast Developers Guild

2220 Central Ave · Saint Petersburg, FL

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There is free parking in front of the campus. Arrive to 2220 Central Avenue and ring the bell to be let in.

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JavaScript was born for the web. It came into existence as something called EcmaScript. Since then it has exploded in popularity and in use. JavaScript was once only in the browser, offering a way to create rich, dynamic and eloquent websites, but it has also moved to the server, and is called Node.js. Node.js allows JavaScript to run outside the browser and run on any machine. Together we will take introductory approach to Node.js as well a create a few simple apps, from a simple console app to a full website, with Jade & Express.

Who is this for?
Beginners and anyone interested in learning the basics of Node.js

We are going to build a simple Node.js API!

• Laptop that is WiFi capable
• Access to a command line utility
• Node Installed (
• Code editor (VSCode recommended)
• Web browser

• What is Node?
• How does Node do its thing
• Build a simple command line program
• Create a simple Node powered Website
• Where does this fit into the grand world of programming?

Light snacks and drink are provided. Feel free to pack dinner or drinks as well! Don't code hangry.
About our instructor: Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains, Mark moved to the Tampa Bay Area for a change of (sunnier) scenery and to help grow this sliver of coastline into a technical hub. After receiving his BA in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, Mark helped start and grow many different apps, software, and businesses through a practical approach merging design, software, and little bit of panache. Currently, Mark is the Core Instructor for the Suncoast Developers Guild. When not changing the world, one keystroke at a time, Mark can be found enjoying the outdoors, travelling, magic at Disney World, and his cats.

Twitter: @juggler2009

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Exzeo is one of Tampa’s hottest software incubators. With strong financial backing, a great management team, and some of the best developer talent in the world, we have already launched our first set of innovative SaaS offerings. We have many more in the pipeline, waiting for creative, aggressive and talented people to help us guide them to market.

We are pleased to offer competitive pay, generous benefits, and an exceptional working environment. Our beautiful corporate office is conveniently located in the Westshore District, and we offer free, covered parking. We offer 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance for employees, a flexible paid-time off plan, and a generous 401(k) match, as well as company stock and bonus potential.

And we currently are looking for a developer, a senior developer, and an automation test engineer!