We have nothing against monsters. But when your code starts sprouting arms and legs (and MORE arms and MORE legs), that sweet creation that used to be so friendly and manageable becomes a 3,000 line jumble of appendages that no one can figure out how to stop.
You’ll be able to make higher-quality software, faster, as you learn to make great choices in the way you build your apps.
“Learning by doing, not by listening to lectures! I really appreciated the format. Overall, this whole thing was really amazing.” Previous workshop student
“I had a blast. This will surely be the most memorable training I will ever be a part of and I wish it was longer!” Past shining pupil
You’ll deepen your understanding of the philosophies that inform good decisions with your app and its structure.
You’ll learn how to embrace modularity and separation of concerns using tools and approaches that make loosely coupled creations a dream to maintain as a team.
You’ll gain confidence in adding features to your app without adding complexity and overcome fears of creating something unmaintainable and confusing.
And you’ll have one hell of a lot of fun.
Great software isn’t written by one brilliant mad scientist, it’s written by teams. You’ll learn techniques for producing collaborative code that looks like it was written by one person. Which means much less screaming-in-terror from the developers who have to work with it later (even if that person is you).
“It was awesome. I’ve never felt so engaged while learning something. Training often tends to be on the boring side, but I was excited to see what you guys had in store for us next.” Another satisfied student
This training experience is not a place for high-flying theory and mere note-taking; it is a completely interactive workshop.
Each line of code you write will be explained and you’ll have plenty of time for questions.
And in the end, you will not have created a monster...you will have created a friend (a friend who is also infinitely maintainable, powerful, and happy to do your bidding in the future). And you will have the knowledge and experience you need to create a lot more of them.
“Extremely entertaining, well-executed, and awesome. I think the world is definitely ready for this style of training and you guys deserve all the success you get. The music and story weren’t just ‘good, for a bunch of tech geeks’. They were really excellent.” Yet another star pupil
Ampersand.js is a well-defined approach to combining a series of intentionally tiny modules in a way that creates a delightful workflow while maintaining an immense amount of flexibility.
Even if you use a framework or build with Backbone, working through building an app on Ampersand will help you understand principles that apply to any single-page app.
What’s Ampersand.js like?
Eric Anderson said, “If you like Backbone, you’ll love Ampersand.js. It’s a pretty huge upgrade while remaining super easy to use.”
Nuno Nogueira called Ampersand a “single-page app paradise.”
Ampersand has received kind praise from Backbone creator Jeremy Ashkenas and even well-known leaders in the Backbone community like Sam Breed have begun to contribute to the Ampersand ecosystem.
Ampersand has also gained a few dozen contributors in a small amount of time.
We’ve discovered that students learn so much more by combining an interactive learning lab with creative elements like theatric storytelling, videos, original music, and immersive design. These things inspire creativity, enthusiasm, and give a sense of importance to the experience that keep students mentally fresh and eager for whatever’s next—whether it’s education or a plot twist.
People familiar with &yet’s RealtimeConf know we like to make wholehearted, immersive, engaging experiences. This training is no less.
“I absolutely loved the music and storyline. It kept the conference entertaining and helped me stay interested in learning.” Past training attendee
You’ll step into our home town and experience a completely curated experience from start to finish.
All you need to do is register, get yourself to Richland (arriving in the afternoon/early evening the day before the training and departing the morning after the training is complete), and we’ll take care of the rest.
“I did not expect that the ‘making this workshop an unforgettable experience’ was taken so literally and how much of an impact it actually made. The emotional aspect of really enjoying the entire ‘weekend’ was like massaging the brain for ‘you got to hold onto lots of this’-mode. The entire effort that went into this was so tangible, that it made everyone that worked on this instantly likable, the ultimate ice breaker. ‘Wow, they did all this for us!’ Inspiring.” Former student
All who are willing to stand against the continual threats we face in our great nation are invited to enroll immediately. Due to the nature of the most recent wolf invasions, TRPU does request that those seeking enrollment are of the human persuasion.
The Tech Republic Polygnostic University is above all a place for learning. Those who enter her hallowed halls are
So show those cowardly villagers who threw you out of your native hamlet who the real insane genius is around here.
Heinrich is a difficult man to read. Surely he’s a secret agent enjoying a post-mission gin and tonic. Or an intellectual, fresh from the fields of academic pursuit. Or maybe he’s deposed royalty, waiting for just the right moment to return to power.
Maybe he’s all three.
Piotr Korsakov began his journey towards musical glory at the tender age of three, when he realized that the ears were very probably connected to the brain. This revelation forever transformed his life, and by extension all our lives.
Plus, he’s totally mastered every single instrument that exists, and quite a few that don’t exist yet. I mean, have you seen him play the theremin? He’s literally playing the air. Now I’m no aetheric scholar, but if Piotr isn’t some kind of wizard I will eat my hat.
Why is he acting president? It seems like there should be a story here.
TRPU has long been a controversial institution in the Tech Republic, but we’ve never needed it more. Gird yourselves with learning, friends. It is time to turn your knowledge into ACTION!
“At first it was weird. Then it was still weird, but I liked it. Maybe I’m weird now. In all seriousness, the depth and attention to detail were insane. I don’t think anyone would believe me if I tried to explain exactly what happened.” TRPU graduate
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