MaGIC Academy: Back-End Web Development Intro Session


  • This 2-day session serves as an introduction to the Back-End Web Development Course. Click here to learn more and apply to join the course
  • Get the opportunity to meet up with the instructor of the course and have a feel about what to expect throughout the 8-weeks course
  • Learn the basics of using Javascript to quickly build highly-scalable server-side applications (eg Rakuten, Paypal and even MyTeksi!)

Key Learnings:

  • Introduction to use Javascript as a back-end technology (NodeJS)
  • Intermediate Javascript skills (consuming third party REST API, extending jQuery)

Requirements :

  • Basic knowledge on Javascript

Pre-requisite :

  • Complete the Javascript lessons in Code Academy up until the Data Structures section
  • Bring a laptop with Sublime Text, Chrome and NodeJS installed

Agenda :

Day 1 :
9.30-10am – Registration
10am-12.30am – Session starts
12.30pm- 1.30pm – Lunch Break (Lunch is served)
1.30pm- 4.30pm- Session Continues
4.30pm-4.45pm- Tea break (Tea Break is served)
4.45pm – 6.00pm – Session Continues
6.00pm- Session ends

Day 2 :
9.30-10am – Registration
10am-12.30am – Session starts
12.30pm- 1.30pm – Lunch Break (Lunch is served)
1.30pm- 4.30pm- Session Continues
4.30pm – Class ends

About the Speaker:

Dr. Lau Cher Han, an experienced data scientist in academia and industry, with 20 years of experience developing software applications. Building applications using scripting languages has been a crucial part in his career, in particular for automating tasks and improving web communications. He is also known for building a natural Habitat Monitoring System while his tenure at Microsoft Research Centre, which the system can be used for the detecting the presence of Birds and Koalas. During his time in

Australian Institute of Future Environment, he made IoT and big data to meet, for the purpose of an automatic Green House Gas Analysis System, which is able to collect, analyze and publish data automatically.In 2004, equipped with skills in writing macros and VBScripts, Dr. Lau represented the country and emerged as the World Champion for Microsoft Excel, which he used to solve challenging application problems. Dr. Lau is noted as a generalist, where he applies JavaScripts to chalk out innovative solutions and win hackathons with applications on event management, micro-donations and sports video analysis.Dr. Lau latest projects include building scalable machines to monitor fanpage likes and comments using NodeJS and Python, he is also working on a hybrid mobile app to detect nation happiness indicator with scientists from Bhutan.

Event Timeline
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Aug 8 - Aug 9, 2015
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM MYT
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Venue Address
Block 3730, Persiaran APEC, 63000, Cyberjaya Malaysia
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre