Tom Coleman is the author of Discover Meteor, the leading book on developing Meteor applications. One of the earliest contributors to Meteor core, Tom spearheaded the development of Atmosphere, Meteor's community package repository, and co-wrote Iron Router, the popular HTML5 routing package for Meteor applications. Tom founded and manages Percolate Studio, a global consultancy focused on Meteor.


  • Building modern applications with Meteor
  • Time: TBD | Room: TBD

Meteor offers a better and faster way to build modern applications: realtime apps with engaging interfaces that are equally at home in a browser or on a mobile device. First introduced in 2012, the Meteor framework integrates all the parts of a modern stack you need to build these kinds of apps: a realtime data layer that runs over websockets, a live template engine to manage updates to the screen, consistent APIs that work on both the client and server, support for pushing new client code into a running browser tab without interrupting the user, and a new package system designed from scratch for thick-client apps.

While it's easy to get started with Meteor, there are fewer blueprints and technical resources for developers who are building larger production applications. This interactive course will give attendees a closer look under the hood at *how* Meteor works, and through live-coding an app, arm you with everything you need to know to be able to use Meteor for a weekend hack or a significant production undertaking.