Javascript is taking over the world. From web to mobile and from client-side to server-side, you can build almost anything using javascript. This year is the first annual DeveloperWeek: Javascript Conference: a 2-day series of introductory and advanced workshops and industry talks about Javascript.

The JavaScript Conference content is geared to developers with experience in a previous programming language but little to no experience in full-stack JavaScript development. You should bring a laptop.

Day One Monday

Timeframe: 10:00am-12:40pm

Intro to Full Stack JavaScript: Your First NodeJS Web Server, DevBootcamp
Javascript is the future! Use JavaScript on the backend to build a fully functional Node/Express web application.

About the Instructors:

Matthew Williams

Ever since the days of dialup Matt has been building, networking, and programming computers. As a teenager he taught programming in England during the summers, before spending the the better part of a decade in finance. He now teaches full stack web development at Galvanize.


Robert Murray

Robert has spent the last two decades building applications for the music, hospitality, fashion, and finance industries. Throughout his career, Robert has embraced opportunities to keep pace with the industry and learn new technologies. Previously, Robert worked as a Freelance Full-Stack iOS Engineer while based in Austin, TX. Robert is currently an Instructor for the Galvanize’s Web Development Immersive program and based in the SF area.


Timeframe: 2:00pm-3:30pm

An Introduction to React, DevBootcamp
Learn why Facebook’s custom library is taking over the world. We will explore the ins and outs of this amazing technology used to build robust, beautiful front-end apps without a lot of headache.

About the Instructor:

Hamid Aghdaee

Hamid Aghdaee has been doing web development professionally for over a dozen years, most recently as a Senior Software Engineer at Pandora. He’s invested the time it takes to learn the ins and out of the craft and the industry, and he’s very excited about the tremendous amount of innovation currently on display in the field. Teaching and mentoring developers has been one of the most rewarding aspects of his work, and he’s thrilled to bring his experience and passion for teaching to Galvanize!


Day Two Tuesday

Timeframe: 9:00am – 9:50am

Build Node APIs Without Tears with LoopBack and MongoDB, JavaScript Conference
Erin McKean, Strongloop IBM

Timeframe: 10:00 – 10:30

KEYNOTE: PaaS 2017 – What’s Ahead for Platform-as-a-Service, JavaScript Conference
Adam Gross, Heroku

Timeframe: 10:30 – 10:50

Writing Desktop Applications with Node.js, JavaScript Conference
Shiya Luo, Autodesk

Timeframe: 11:00 – 11:30

The Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Full-Stack JavaScript App, JavaScript Conference
Esther Weon, Presence Product Group