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Karl Hughes

CTO at The Graide Network

Talk Title

Building Your First Javascript Application with Docker

Talk Abstract

Since its first release in 2013, Docker has quickly become one of the hottest topics in software development, and has been adopted by both large and small companies across the world. While local development of Javascript projects using NVM helps ensure some level of environmental consistency, Docker takes it a step further and it's much faster and more flexible than a virtual machine. In this talk, we'll go through the process of running a full-stack Javascript application using Docker. We'll use Node, Express, and Postgres to build and run our application locally, and we'll briefly look at some options for hosting containers.

Speaker Bio

Karl Hughes has been building software and teams for education technology startups in Chicago for the past several years. He is currently the CTO at The Graide Network where he oversees architecture, testing, and product planning.

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