Complete Intro to Realtime
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Complete Intro to Realtime

August 20, 2021 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time

This workshop has already been published as a course!

Complete Intro to Realtime

Some Key Takeaways!

By participating along with us in the workshop, you'll learn:

  • Learn what is realtime and when you'd want to use these techniques
  • Get familiar with the most basic realtime technique, long-polling.
  • Step up your realtime game with writing socket connections by hand
  • Prepare to write real-word, realtime apps with production-grade abstractions with SignalR and SocketIO

Your (Awesome) Instructor

Brian Holt

Brian Holt

Brian is currently working as a product manager on dev tools at Stripe and he’s all about developers, developers, developers. Previously he was a JavaScript engineer at Netflix, Microsoft and Reddit. When not working, Brian finds time to teach on Frontend Masters, run his mouth on Front End Happy Hour, travel all over the world, and play with his adorable dog. Brian is currently a resident of Seattle, WA.

Spend A Full Day Immersed in realtime JavaScript with Brian Holt

Workshop Details

Come learn how to make realtime apps with Brian Holt. In his signature teaching style Brian breaks down concepts to the most basic level and then builds easier-to-use, better abstractions upon the first concepts. In this course you will learn to poll end points, open web sockets by hand, and finally some great web socket abstractions with SocketIO and SignalR. Building apps where the client and server talk in realtime can be a difficult task but with the Complete Intro to Realtime you'll be equipped to do it!

Daily Schedule

We've already held over 300 workshops with thousands of 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.

  • 9:30AM
  • 10:00AM
    Long-Polling Backends
  • 10:30AM
    Long-Polling Frontends
  • 11:30AM
    Backoff and Retry
  • 12:00PM
  • 1:00PM
    Writing Websockets by Hand
  • 2:00PM
    Websockets with SocketIO
  • 3:00PM
  • 4:00PM

Interact with the Instructor

Get Your Questions Answered • Code Along with the Class • Classroom Format

Is This Workshop for Me?


This workshop is for any developer who wants to learn realtime communication with web apps using client-side JavaScript and Node.js

Any Prerequisites?

  • A working knowledge of programming in JavaScript
  • Cursory familiarity with Node.js
  • Installations of git, Node.js v12+, npm, a code editor, and a modern browser
  • No client-side JavaScript frameworks are used or necessary to know

Event Details


One Full Day Workshop Session

Replay Videos (available immediately)


August 20, 2021 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central Daylight Time


Attend online on our full HD live stream