Introduction to the MEAN Stack

Online Campus


Past Locations for this Workshop

Introduction to the MEAN Stack | Online

Online Campus


Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

With the growth in popularity of full-stack JavaScript applications, the MEAN stack has become a prominent choice for start-ups and enterprise corporations alike. Through this workshop you will come to understand the fundamentals of MongoDB, AngularJS, Express and Node as we spend the day building a Single-Page Application (SPA) complete with our very own API.


Understand the technologies that make up the MEAN stack and be able to create a full-stack Javascript Web App that is deployed for the world to see!


  • Fundamentals
  • Create a SPA through Angular routing
  • Consume third-party APIs as well as your own
  • When and how to build your own services and custom directives


  • Understand how node works
  • How to manage your dependencies and scripts with NPM


  • Understand the basics of this NoSQL, non-relational database
  • Benefits of a non-relational database vs a relational database
  • App implementation with Mongoose


  • Use Express to help start up a Node server
  • Server-side routing

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Intermediate. Participants are assumed to have experience with writing basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript. No MongoDB, Express, Angular, or Node experience is required for this workshop.

  • You should be comfortable looking at HTML & JavaScript source code and making changes to existing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

  • Required Materials/software: Laptop (MacBook/Linux recommended), text editor (i.e. Sublime Text). For the sake of time, MongoDB and Node must be installed prior to this workshop.

Coming up near you

Let’s Keep You Updated

Enter your email to start following

I have read and acknowledge General Assembly's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. SMS message and data rates may apply.