BaaS: Firebase 101

Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, 700 N Woodlawn Avenue, Bloomington, 47404

Join our Google Developer Student Club for an Introduction to Backend as a Service (BaaS) via Firebase 101! Learn how to set up BaaS databases and OAuth effortlessly. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your backend development skills. Register now!

Feb 15, 2023, 11:30 PM – Feb 16, 2023, 12:30 AM



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About this event

Are you interested in simplifying your backend development process? Join our Google Developer Student Club for an engaging workshop on Introduction to Backend as a Service (BaaS) via Firebase 101. Learn how to leverage the power of Firebase to set up BaaS databases and implement OAuth seamlessly.

During this informative session, you'll explore the concept of Backend as a Service, a cloud computing approach that provides ready-to-use backend functionalities for your applications, allowing you to focus on building your app's core features. Firebase, a comprehensive platform by Google, offers powerful BaaS capabilities that simplify backend development tasks.

What to expect:

Introduction to BaaS and Firebase: Understand the concept of Backend as a Service and how Firebase fits into the picture. Learn about the advantages of using Firebase for your backend needs.

Setting up BaaS databases: Explore Firebase's real-time database and cloud Firestore, and learn how to set up and configure your databases effortlessly. Discover how to store and retrieve data in a secure and scalable manner.

Implementing OAuth: Dive into Firebase Authentication and learn how to integrate OAuth for seamless user authentication and authorization. Enable users to sign in with popular social media accounts, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

Practical exercises: Engage in hands-on coding exercises to apply your newfound knowledge. Follow along as our facilitators guide you through setting up BaaS databases and implementing OAuth step-by-step.

Best practices and security considerations: Gain insights into best practices for structuring and securing your backend. Learn how to handle user data responsibly and implement proper security measures.

Q&A and networking: Interact directly with our facilitators and fellow participants during the Q&A session. Connect with like-minded developers, share insights, and expand your professional network.

Whether you're a student, aspiring developer, or tech enthusiast, this workshop will provide you with the foundational skills to simplify your backend development using Backend as a Service. By the end of the session, you'll have the knowledge and hands-on experience to set up BaaS databases and implement OAuth effortlessly using Firebase.

Note: This workshop is suitable for participants of all levels of experience. Familiarity with web development concepts, JavaScript, and basic backend knowledge will be beneficial. Bring your laptop with your preferred code editor and a curious mindset. Register now to secure your spot and unlock the potential of Backend as a Service with Firebase!


  • Elizabeth Jiang

    GDSC Lead

  • Ayman Bolad

    Technical Lead

  • Danishjeet Singh

    Technical Lead

  • Matei Cloteaux

    Technical Lead

  • Aniedi Udo-Obong

    Regional Leader

  • Adarsh Vulli

    Event Coordinator

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