My name is Don Burks. I am the Head Instructor for Lighthouse Labs, a software development bootcamp based in Vancouver, BC. In one incarnation or another, I have been developing software for the web for 18 years. I developed a passion for front-end JavaScript about six years ago, and it has grown and become a major part of my toolkit as I have matured as a developer including libraries such as jQuery, Meteor, React, and the like. Despite many years building in PHP, I have switched to NodeJS as my main ecosystem.