Join Us For an Exclusive 3-Day Workshop
API Design with Node.js

July 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2015 • 9:00am – 4:30pm CDT

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From: Downtown Minneapolis, MN

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Here’s why you should join us:

  • Learn how to create a basic server with express…
  • Learn how to start and connect to a mongoDB…
  • Learn how to design a RESTful api…
  • Learn how to organize our backend…
  • Learn how to create models and schema with Mongoose…
  • Learn how to create controller methods for our routes…
  • Learn how to create routes for our frontend…
  • Learn how to use middleware…
  • Learn how to protect our api…
  • Learn how to handle errors…
  • Learn how to test our api…
  • Learn how to deploy our api…

Your ticket includes the full workshop (online or in-person), immediately available replay videos, plus a complimentary 6 month membership to watch all our video courses (a $234 value)

Your Instructor

Scott Moss

Scott is the creator of AngularClass and a Sr. Frontend engineer at Udacity where he uses angular everyday. Before Udacity, Scott built and taught curriculum surrounding topics like angular, node, and mobile, to hundreds of engineers at Hack Reactor. He has years of building smooth and beautiful UI’s both on web and mobile. Most of his time is spent iterating on better and more effective ways to educate engineers on new and modern tech. He’s also a father and a gym bum.

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Spend a 3 Full Days Immersed With a Leading Node.js and API Design Master

Learn how to take advange of node and build awesome API’s, leverage opensource modules and plugins. Learn how to connect our api to a mongo database for easy and flexible storage. After this workshop, you’ll know how to design, implement, test, and deploy an api with Node, Express and MongoDB.

First, we’ll jump right into node and talk a little about what it really is and why you should use it. We’ll cover how to config and install modules with npm.

Next, we’ll jump into express and how to design and implement a RESTful api. We’ll cover routing, controllers, and models and how to hook them up. We’ll get into using middleware and how to properly test our code.

Finally, we’ll get into advanced data modeling with mongoose and mongo. Also, unique routing and api protection. We’ll get into realtime systems with We’ll also get into deploying our API and the best practices involved with that.

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How We'll Spend Each Day

We've already held over 40 workshops holding thousands attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day so it goes smoothly and efficiently.

Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day.

How we'll spend the first day:

9:00 Grettings and tech check
9:30 Intro to Nodejs
10:00 Intro to express
10:30 Hack (creating basic server with express)
11:00 Design a RESTful API
11:30 Hack (create a mini API with express)
12:00 Lunch and hacking
12:30 Intro to middleware in express
1:30 Hack (install and create useful middleware)
2:30 Unit Testing our api
3:00 Hack (test our code)
3:30 Integration testing
4:00 Hack (test our code)

Here's how we'll spend the second day:

9:00 Go over API for blog and organinzation
9:30 Hack (implement skeleton file structure)
10:00 Getting started with mongo
9:30 Hack (connect to mongo and store data)
10:00 Data modeling with Mongoose and mongo
10:30 Hack (create schemas for our data)
11:30 Querying mongo with Mongoose
12:00 Lunch and Hacking
1:00 Hack (creating controller methods)
2:00 Creating and connecting our routes
2:30 Hack (create and connect routing)
3:30 Hack (write test)

Here's how we'll spend the third day:

9:00 Intro to auth and JSON webtokens
9:30 Hack (implement auth endoints)
10:00 Protecting our routes
10:30 Hack (create middleware to lockdown routes)
11:00 Error handling
11:30 Hack (create middlware to handle errors)
12:00 Lunch Hack
1:00 Realtime systems
1:30 Hack (implement realtime collaborative blogging system)
2:15 Deployment
2:30 Hack (deploy our api)
3:30 Questions?

The Price

The price for attending this full day workshop is simply the cost of becoming a monthly ($39) member. If you have already attended one, you know this is a tremendous value. If you haven’t, you may be wondering if it’s truly worth becoming a member.

Browse through just a few of the testimonials and you’ll see that people RAVE over these workshops. They’re unique and provide an experience and education you simple cannot find anywhere else.

You’re getting access to some of the brightest, most highly sought after experts in the world, covering topics very few people discuss in detail. Many attendees report learning more in this full day workshop than they did about a particular topics in the past 1-2 years combined.

Combine that with access to thousands of unique, high quality videos in our membership area with 500 hours of in-depth training from world renowned experts and you’ll see why this is a bargain.

  1. These workshops are different from any others you’ve attended. They cover everything, from the basics to advanced material. All of which are available for replay so you can go back and review as your skill grows.

  2. We get a lot of people saying they are scared to join… until it was over. Then they brag about how much of an amazing value they got for the price.

  3. You’re also getting videos of the workshop, plus ALL other workshops we’ve recorded, instantly!

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Is This Workshop For Me?

This workshop is optimised for anyone who knows JavaScript and has little to none experience developing api’s with or without node.


You’ll need to know JavaScript. That is the only requirement. If you have never built a server before, you will do fine. However, we will not get into detail on the intricacies on how a server works internally.

You'll Either LOVE This Workshop Or You Don't Pay. Period.

Our attendees are ecstatic by the high-quality, relevant content they receive at these workshops.

We cover everything in explicit detail (and the things we miss are covered by answers to YOUR questions) from basic to advanced tactics you can start working with the very same day. We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity because you've been to less-than-stellar workshops in the past. We promise you, ours are very unique.

That's why if you attend the workshop and aren't absolutely thrilled with the content… if you don't think it's worth the admission price… We refuse to accept your money. We will more than gladly issue you a full refund, so you risk nothing.

We're very specific about what you're getting here and have ran lots of workshops… so we've almost never have requests for refunds (99.8% satisfaction rate).

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What Past Attendees Are Saying

"Superb presentation from a genuine domain expert. I learned a ton today."

Steve Jakubowski

"Keep up the good work. I've attended a lot of online workshops, and they are very shallow and unpractical. Most of the time, online people are treated as second class, but still paying citizens. Here we get all the content and get to participate as well (if only there was a way to get those cookies...)."

Adrian Murillo

"The class was great. It was really cool to get a bunch of links to example code to look at during the presentation and after the class."

Nate Yourchuck

"Good location and facility. Great technology for capture, presentation layout and video streaming. Really excellent being able to view the videos afterwards. It takes away the sense of having to absorb everything immediately or else lose it into the ether. It was fun. What more can you ask for?"

Laurence Bates

"Really well run...loved the communication pre-event. Very impressed with everything...this was my first online conference purchase, but I would definitely consider doing it again."

Jeff Sims

"I really enjoyed the online workshop experience. It is much better than just watching videos. I was able to participate in the conversations and benefit from other folks' questions."

Dana Greenberg

"You guys did a really great job! I cannot say enough good things about the experience."

Richard Ranke

"Everything was first class: excellent instructor, material, video, moderator, audio. Thank you!"

Oscar Pagani

My name is Marc Grabanski I'm the founder of Frontend Masters. I guarantee this workshop will be awesome. Period.

If you don't think it's worth 10x the value, I'm happy to give you back every penny. That's my promise to you!

Marc Grabanski
Founder Frontend Masters