This site is a preview of the curriculum for our Summer 2018 bootcamp in Burlington, Vermont. As we continue our preparation, courses and lessons will appear and disappear; we will rename, rearrange, clarify, and obfuscate as needed... Please consider this a work in progress and keep checking in.


Once you know the use of JavaScript as a command-line language, you can use it to create web application servers (aka "web apps"). First


The student will learn...

  • the rules of the HTTP protocol
  • how to create a self-contained server-side web application using NodeJS
  • how to deploy NodeJS applications to Heroku
  • how to pass state from the client to the server and back again
  • how to use MongoDB to save state between user sessions
  • the basics of authentication and web security
  • how to extend your application's functionality by calling APIs
  • how to streamline and codify your application with an API of its own