Join Us For an Exclusive JavaScript Framework Showdown Workshop

June 13th, 2014 • 9:00am – 4:30pm CDT

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Here’s why you should join us:

  • Discover how to make decision as to which framework you want to start using, using no specific bias, for your upcoming projects.
  • Discover AngularJS. You’ll learn about Angular’s approach to the MV* and the power behind directives, filters, and services.
  • Discover EmberJS. You’ll learn about EmberJS, its opinionated take on the MV*, computed properties, Handlebars, and other cool nuances.
  • Discover BackboneJS. You’ll learn about the minimalistic approach Backbone has taken to the MV* and how they can configure it to do exactly with it. In addition, we’ll go over some of the ecosystem surround BackboneJS.
  • Discover ReactJS. Specifically we will go over how React and Backbone can play together nicely. We’ll take an already made app, rip out the Backbone views and throw in some React views.

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)

Brian Holt

Your Instructor

Brian Holt is presently the redditgifts front-end developer at reddit. This essentially means he gets paid to use JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to help you connect to the world around you, gain deep and meaningful insight, and look at cat pictures for hours.

When not saving the world one line of JavaScript at time, Brian loves to ski, mountain bike, run, and hang out with his wife and Havanese puppy. Brian is currently a resident of Salt Lake City, UT.

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Spend a Full Day Immersed With A Leading Javascript Framework Master

Over the past year the rise of the MV* has been meteoric. It seems you cannot go more than a few sentences discussing JavaScript without mentioning Angular or Ember. It also is certainly not without merit: JavaScript can greatly increase your productivity in client side code.

Come join Brian Holt as he gives a fitting treatise to each of the four frameworks and help you understand which one is best suited to you and your next big project.

What's Included



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How We'll Spend The Day

We've already held over 20 workshops holding over 1000 attendees. 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 you'll spend the day:

We'll lead off by discussing why MV* have come about and why they've caught on like wildfire in the JS community. For those not familiar with the MV* paradigm, we'll have a brief discussion of what separation of concerns means and why this abstraction is useful.

As someone who has to make a decision for a company about which framework to use, Brian knows how hard it is to feel like you're making an informed decision. In the end, he didn't make an informed decision and ended up making it based on arbitrary criteria. This workshop is deliberately made so that others do not have to make this decision as Brian did.

The schedule:

8:30 Tech Check and Hello
9:00 Intro to JavaScript MV* and the overall different approaches of the four frameworks
9:30 Build an app in AngularJS
10:30 Deep dive into AngularJS's cool features
11:00 Build an app in EmberJS and Handlebars
12:00 Lunch and discussing the differences between Ember and Angular
1:00 Deep dive into EmberJS's cool features
1:30pm Build an app in BackboneJS
2:30pm Discuss the ecosystem around Backbone like Marionette, Thorax, and Chaplain
3:00pm Intro to ReactJS
3:00pm Replace the view in the Backbone app with React views
4:00pm Wrap-up, and final overview comparison

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?

If you are looking to master these frameworks or you already know all of them fairly well, this class isn't really going to help. This class is essentially four introduction-to classes rolled up into one with some editorial added in. We will also not be discussing testing a whole lot other than a brief touch on each one.

This workshop assumes an intermediate-or-above knowledge of JavaScript. We'll be discussing the frameworks, not the language or syntax of JS. Experience in MVC of any sort (be it server-side like Rails or django) or one of these frameworks is helpful but not required.

You will not walk away from this workshop being able to code proficiently in all four of these frameworks. Rather, this workshop will help you make an informed decision on which of these frameworks is worth pursuing for you. You will know many of the nuances, highlights, and pitfalls of each framework and hopefully which one feels the best suited to your task.

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 exactly what you're getting here… so we rarely have requests for refunds.


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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