Learn Node.js for €100! (~5 hours of one-on-one tutoring)
I've been doing Node.js code review and tutoring for a while now, and I figured I'd try my hand at running a promo.
So, for the coming week, I'm offering five hours of Node.js tutoring for only €100 (about $113 at current exchange rates).
That's €20 per hour, a 20%-60% discount over my usual rates of €25-€50!
In these five hours, I'll be getting you up to speed with Node.js - you'll learn all the basics you need to get started with it, and find your way around. The tutoring is one-on-one, so you get 100% of the attention and time, and you can ask any questions you have in the process.
This offer is valid until June 24, 2015.
What you will be doing and learning
We'll go through the basics of Node.js, Express, and Jade. You'll build a very simple 'real-world web application' - for example, a to-do list, a shoutbox, a blog, or anything similarly basic that you might feel like building.
By the time we're done, you will have a basic working application, and a good foundation to start building more complex projects.
The different topics we'll address:
- Setting things up (installing Node.js, creating a new project, searching for and installing modules)
- Express.js (Express.js itself, Jade, common Express.js middleware)
- Databases (PostgreSQL, Knex)
- Anything else that might come up while building your small project.
- Motivation to learn.
- A code editor (some good options are Brackets, Geany, Notepad++, etc.)
- The ability to access GitHub Gist; if you are in China, you may need a proxy.
- A basic understanding of how to operate a terminal/commandline.
You can use any operating system, but keep in mind that Windows can cause problems with Node.js sometimes - you will need to install Visual Studio, not all Node.js modules might work out of the box, and Windows has some issues with long paths. If you have the ability to work/test on a Linux or OS X system, that's preferable.
You don't need to have experience with programming, this is for both beginners and more experienced developers! As long as you understand the basics of HTML and JS syntax, you should be fine.
A database will be provided, you won't have to set up PostgreSQL yourself (although it's advisable to learn this at a later point, of course).
€100 for 5 hours. If you meet the requirements listed above, it shouldn't take longer than that. Note that this must be paid upfront. You can pay through Bitcoin, PayPal, or SEPA transfer.
If you already know the basics of Node.js, you may also use the 5 hours for other Node.js-related tutoring - however, keep in mind that I can't guarantee we'll be entirely finished within those 5 hours. I'm also still available for other work at my usual rate
Alright, where do I sign up?!
We'll discuss availability, and try to find a time slot that suits you.