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Building an Online Board Game in Node

Hi NovaNode,

We have another great meetup planned. Juan Lasheras is going to be presenting his online adaptation of the board game Qwirkle that he created using Node. If you haven't heard of Qwirkle, look it up on Amazon. It has 604 reviews with an average of 5 stars. And now you can play it online. In his presentation, Juan will introduce Qwirkle and walk through how he modeled the board and the rules of the game in software. He'll also cover how he created a semi-persistent chat widget, handled tricky client-side functionality, and deployed the app to production.

Here's an overview of the event:

6:30-7:00 - Meet. Mingle. Eat. Pizza and drinks will be served.

7:00-7:30 - Presentation

7:30-7:45 - Q&A and Announcements

7:45 onward - Head downstairs to Spider Kelly's for some drinks

The event will be held at the headquarters of

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We look forward to seeing you at the meetup!

All the best,


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  • Nevin H.

    Great speaker and presentation - good to know you can use jQuery and Node technologies for such a thing

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation! For those who are interested, the nearby meetup I mentioned can be found here:

    February 12, 2013

  • Juan L.

    Hey everyone, thanks so much for coming!

    The slides are online at

    The source is at

    The demo is at

    If you have any questions shoot me an email at [masked]

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Doug T.

    The security related Master's thesis that I brought up is called "Analysis of Node.js platform web application security".

    February 12, 2013

  • Doug T.

    The subject of node and security comes up every now and then. I would be interested in a presentation on tools and techniques for checking and ensuring security with Node.js implementations

    February 12, 2013

  • Greg J.

    Can't make it tonight sorry!

    February 12, 2013

  • Varun

    Flu caught me :(

    February 12, 2013

  • Joshua T.

    Would like an opportunity to brush up on node, make connections that would support my interest in lieu of things like python and perl as alternatives...

    January 24, 2013

  • Nathan M.

    Cool Meetup! I'm in SF so will miss it, but where can you play it online?

    January 23, 2013

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