Node.JS OC Main Mtg 2014.03: Filling in the Gaps

  • March 12 · 6:30 PM
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Filling in the gaps: A Node.js discussion about something other than express.js 

Summary:

It seems like most Node.js intros/tutorials are some variant of building a RESTful app server with express.js. While this is a great way to get up and running quickly, it fails to address the core principles, patterns, and pitfalls of production Node.js development. This discussion is meant to eliminate "deep magic" and fill in gaps for Node.js developers at all levels of experience. 

Topics include:
- Async, non-blocking I/O, and other buzzwords 
- Node in Production (automation, deploying, scaling, and calls)  
- Isomorphic Javascript

Speaker:

Our presenter Mark is a full stack developer and engineer (formerly of SpeakUp, Blizzard, and Quest Software). He’s has been using Node.js in production since 2012. 

Food & Drinks: "quality pizza (as 3-topping Round Table pizza) + soda for attendees wanting it";  snacks may also be provided by Drumbi.

Agenda:
• Mingle & Munching
• Round of Intros/Announcements
Speaker: Mark Wilkerson
• More Mingle

Our Past Meetings give a good picture of what this will be like.

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Listing Creation: main content including topics&speaker selection by Eddy; detail&definition links&threads, arranging food&drinks, and small formatting improvements by Destiny; agenda is effectively Eddy's short&sweet instantiation of Destiny's general-purpose M0TAGN; descriptive title by both.

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  • Jim H.

    Mark was an excellent speaker and I was able to learn quite a lot.

    March 14

  • DestinyArchitect

    FOOD & DRINKS AT THIS EVENT --put all on that here in this thread
    *Just as all recent main mtgs, we've had this available to everyone!
    *We'll have _quality_ pizza (as 3-topping Roundtable pizza) + soda for attendees wanting it.
    **Note last time I compute 55% no-shows http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/ev...­ which "caused [Ron] to ordered too many large pizzas(I counted ~3 extra) so [we'll] multiply the RSVP-YES count less [this] time",est accordingly.
    *In our recent main mtgs SourceThought via Ron has provided us all pizza (_~1-topping Pizza Hut_) & sodas as I mentioned at http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/ev...­ &gave away free.
    *RON OR ANYONE,want to bring us "_quality_ pizza (as 3-topping Roundtable pizza) + soda for attendees wanting it" on a cost-recovery basis (~$2/slice+free soda) else as a mtg sponsor?
    **If no "YES" by 1.5hrs before start,I'll do it via cost-recovery.

    March 12

    • DestinyArchitect

      *No response other than Ron said he wouldn't attend this one http://www.meetup.com...­
      *So I ordered 3 large quality Roundtable pizzas, the Maui Zaui w/ 1/4th w/o meat for the vegetarians.
      ETA (along w/ me) 6:45pm.
      quote(1 - Montague's All Meat Marvel Large Pan
      Toppings
      Linguica, Pepperoni, Classic, Salami, Sausage, Italian, Pepperoni, Mini
      Sauce
      Zesty Red Sauce
      Cheese
      Three-Cheese Blend
      $ 20.49
      1 - King Arthur's Supreme Large Pan
      Toppings
      Linguica, Mushrooms, White, Olives, Black, Onions, Yellow, Pepperoni, Classic, Peppers, Green, Salami, Sausage, Italian
      Sauce
      Zesty Red Sauce
      Cheese
      Three-Cheese Blend
      $ 20.49
      1 - Maui Zaui with Ham Large Pan
      Toppings
      Bacon, Ham, Onions, Green, Onions, Red, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Roma
      Sauce
      Polynesian Sauce
      Cheese
      Three-Cheese Blend
      $ 20.49)

      March 12

  • Manuel Ryan E.

    Sorry Guys . . . It looks like I might not make it tonight . . However, I will do my best to make it late . . . Cheers . . .Manuel

    March 12

  • jim

    Does anyone know devs with hearing problems or strong accents (where people often have to ask you to repeat?) Please hit me up. I have a solution to both.

    March 12

  • Ron F.

    Sorry guys, I won't be able to make it tonight.

    March 12

  • DestinyArchitect

    Ron Frohock http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ PARTICIPATION & REVIEW OF THIS EVENT --put all on that here in this thread
    *In all recent past meetings (as at last http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/ev...­ ) he has pizza & drinks for everyone on behalf of his co he CTO's http://SourceThought.com­
    *It's now ~3hrs to mtg start time and I see here no news of this and don't see Ron on the RSVP list, so I now RSVPed him YES to notify him & so invite him in the planning here: see & reply on my next thread on this listing: "FOOD & DRINKS AT THIS EVENT".

    March 12

  • DestinyArchitect

    PRESENTATION BY “cofounder of [ http://spark.io­ ], .. a crowd funded hardware startup[ per https://kickstarter.com/projects...­ ] with nodejs as backend[ per http://spark.io/resources­ ]” --pls put all on that here in this thread
    *Email with edits(“..” removals and [] additions) by me Destiny: “
    From: Eddy Kim <[masked]>[ http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ ]
    Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM
    Subject: Next meetup
    To: [masked][ me Destiny http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ ]
    Hey [Destiny]
    *So I will likely have one speaker lined up, cofounder of sparkio[ http://spark.io­ ], it's a crowd funded hardware startup[ per https://kickstarter.com/projects...­ ] with nodejs as backend[ per http://spark.io/resources­ ]
    *[talk on “PRESENTATION BY MARK WILLKERSON ” –-instead see that thread here on this event listing]
    *Sent from my iPhone”

    March 5

    • DestinyArchitect

      I don't find any further details of this “PRESENTATION BY “cofounder of [ http://spark.io­ ]..” for this or for our next mtg http://meetup.com/Nod...­ , so what's the status? Simply Reply on this thread.

      March 5

    • Edward K.

      * clarification, Mark is Head of Architecture and Development at thespark.org
      Like · just now

      March 5

  • DestinyArchitect

    PRESENTATION BY MARK WILKERSON –pls put all on that here in this thread
    *Email with edits(“..” removals and [] additions) by me Destiny: “
    From: Eddy Kim <[masked]>[ http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ ]
    Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM
    Subject: Next meetup
    To: [masked][ me Destiny http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ ]
    Hey [Destiny]
    *[talk on “PRESENTATION BY “cofounder of [ http://spark.io­ ] ..” --instead see its thread http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/ev...­ ]
    *Did you happen to have that mark guys[ Mark Wilkerson http://meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/me...­ detailed in my reply] email from last time? Maybe we can reach out to him to see if he's interested in speaking[ as now listed above]
    *Sent from my iPhone”

    March 5

    • DestinyArchitect

      *****And if Mark or any mbr's not RSVPed YES,u&any group organizer, simply take a min to RSVP him/her YES then add the “participation & review” thread for him/her where u say u YES-RSVPed him/her tentatively to invite him in on the conversation u then post here.
      **Heard from Mark? As per this event listing's official description(above), which I gather so far all ur Eddy's handiwork,it's appearing:
      **Mark's agreed to speak per u writing there:
      “Speaker:<br/>Mark­ is a full stack developer and engineer (formerly of SpeakUp, Blizzard, and Quest Software). He’s has been using Node.js in production since 2012. ”
      **There it/u also says: “
      Topics include
      - Async, non-blocking I/O, and other buzzwords
      - Node in Production (automation, deploying, scaling, and calls at 3am )
      - Isomorphic Javascript”
      BUT it appears that list could apply to the speaker OR the group, so what Mark's talking on is not yet clear (pls clarify).
      *Mark & Eddy especially, what's ur thoughts? -simply Reply comment here.

      March 5

    • Edward K.

      * clarification, Mark is Head of Architecture and Development at thespark.org

      March 5

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