#DevTO 19 - Connecting Things & CoffeeScript with Node.js

  • November 26, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Anita Katakkar - Connecting Things

Steve Jobs describes the creative process as “connecting things”. Similarly, the creative process when collaborating can be described as connecting things that come from different origins. Software developers collaborate each time they work with individuals from varied backgrounds or when they develop systems that need to communicate. Similarly, musicians are creating more unique collaborations than ever before as the granularity in labelling music genres increases. Often these collaborations mean travelling unchartered territory. During this session, Anita will discuss similarities in her experiences of collaborating in music and software design, discuss some basic principles of collaboration and demonstrate these principles in musical practice.

Anita Katakkar is classically trained in playing "tabla", a drum that originates from India. With Indian/Scottish roots in multicultural Toronto, Anita Katakkar’s music practice represents a link between her heritage and community. She has performed, toured internationally and recorded with the Toronto Tabla Ensemble and Jeff Martin and has toured nationally with The Tea Party. In her latest fusion project “Rakkatak” (http://www.rakkatak.com), Anita has teamed up with local Toronto musicians to create an atmospheric backdrop for her tabla compositions.

Faisal Abid - CoffeeScript with Node.js

Node.js is kick-ass, but when writing large scale apps Javascript does get messy. Learn why Dropbox said F-u to their Javascript and went to CoffeeScript, and how you can too! We will cover the basics of CoffeeScript and Node, then jump right into why CoffeeScript and Node.js are like Peanut Butter and Jelly!

Faisal is an author published by Manning (at age 17) and O’Reilly and has also appeared in leading publications with articles on ColdFusion and Flex. Faisal also teaches Android development at the Rich Media Institute, as well as give presentations at FITC, Riadventure and other conferences on Android, Node.js, CoffeeScript and various other topics. Previously Faisal served as the CTO for MatchFuel and its predecessor AndSpot. From server-side and database challenges to the the front end issues, Faisal loves solving problems and strives to create software that can make a difference. Currently, he is a Software Engineer at Kobo on the Android tablet team.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good speach

    November 26, 2012

  • Chandra

    Am still on waiting list...is there a chance I would get a spot if I showed up at the venue ... or should I even not try :(

    November 26, 2012

    • Chandra

      @Kevin Thanks...

      November 26, 2012

    • Kevin K.

      Say hi if you see us. :)

      November 26, 2012

  • Dmitri T.

    By the way, would love to get your feedback on http://www.artsocket.com - this project is all about connecting artists and consumers. There are plenty of neat tricks (and I bet nasty misstakes) that I'd love to share if anyone is interested. Thanks.

    November 24, 2012

  • Mikey

    Our AngelHack team is looking for Android developers We already got the tickets so you'll be joining in for FREE! You must be committed for the full event on Dec 1-2. Please msg me with a description of your skills and we will get back to you ASAP! Thank you!!

    November 24, 2012

  • Greg

    Hello DevTO,
    Have you voted for Toronto's entry into the world's largest startup competition, the Global Startup Battle? We're Groupnotes and we need your help! After winning Toronto Startup Weekend, we had 24 hours to make a video for the battle. The first round is vote driven to determine the top 15. Then, a winner will be picked by a panel of Silicon Valley judges.
    So please help us represent the Toronto startup community in this global competition and vote at http://bit.ly/Q9uCh9 (you can also watch our video there too). The voting is through Facebook so it's a little annoying but well worth it to help us win this for Toronto and Canada!
    Thank you!
    Greg and the Groupnotes team.

    November 23, 2012

  • DevTO

    It's just around the weekend folks! See you soon! Remember we also have The Startup Kids documentary screening happening Dec 5th! Tickets can be purchased here http://picatic.com/devtostartupkids

    1 · November 22, 2012

  • Dmitri T.

    Hey guys looking forward to this one. It's been a while and I'm pretty excited :)

    November 22, 2012

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