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Intro to Backbone

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Course description

In this workshop, you'll learn all about Backbone.js, a popular front-end JavaScript library for creating dynamic, interactive web interfaces.

The workshop will be a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises in pairs, and will be taught by [teacher X, tiny bio]. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone attending our frontend workshop series and is a perfect follow-up for our JS MVC workshop.


Attendees should be comfortable with HTML/CSS basics and JavaScript fundamentals (arrays, conditionals, loops, functions, object-oriented JS). Attendees should also have learned jQuery and AJAX. That means that you either attended our HTML 101 workshop, JS 101 workshop, jQuery workshop, and AJAX workshop, or that you learned those concepts online.

You can review them online at a few places:

Tech requirements:

  • Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay) and charger.
  • A modern web browser - either Chrome or Firefox.
  • A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC) or Notepad++ (PC).

Topics covered:

  • Backbone models & views
  • Backbone events
  • CRUD (client <-> server communication)