June: Websockets and Methods for Real-Time Data Streaming with Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz of Alfa Jango will present Web Sockets in JavaScript. The first half of the presentation will be an eyes-forward overview of the technology and the second half will be a hands-on exercise using web sockets.

Here is a preview of what he will teach us:

// Steve (server)
var WebSocketServer = require('ws').Server
  , wss = new WebSocketServer({port: 8080});
wss.on('connection', function(ws) {
    ws.on('message', function(message) {
        ws.send("Sure thing, how's this?");
// SEM.js (browser)
var connection = new WebSocket('ws://steve.alfajango.com', ['soap', 'xmpp']);
connection.onopen = function () {
  connection.send("Can you please send an abstract for this presentation?");
connection.onmessage = function(message) {
  if (message) {
    connection.send("Awesome, thanks!");

Steve Schwartz

Founder at Alfa Jango | Twitter LinkedIn

Steve graduated from Kettering University as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. He founded his first company as a freshman in college, selling used car parts. In 2007, he co-founded RateMyStudentRental, selling private-label software to colleges and universities to help improve off-campus housing. Then in 2008, he founded LeadNuke, which generates B2B sales leads by monitoring online conversations. He is now managing member at Alfa Jango Software, partnering with and building web applications for startups.


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  • Brian G.

    Steve posted his demo and slides: http://os.alfajango.com/websockets-demo/

    June 17, 2013

    • kristi s.

      Thanks Steve, the presentation and demo was excellent!

      June 17, 2013

  • Richard Alexander G.

    Excellent Excellent Excellent

    June 11, 2013

  • Bob A.

    Awesome: learned about more than WebSockets, e.g. learned a vibrant new AA group and about WebRTC. GREAT demo.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Reji A.


    June 11, 2013

  • Kyle M.

    Great presentation Steve! Very helpful! You should probably record it and post it online for others.

    June 11, 2013

  • Abdul H.

    Very useful

    June 10, 2013

  • Jonathan K.

    Great presentation, great accommodations, and a great bunch of people. Thanks to all!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Sun R.

    Sorry last minute I have been forced to reschedule.

    June 10, 2013

  • Jonathan K.

    If anybody is interested in carpooling from Farmington Hills and back, drop me a line.

    June 9, 2013

    • Haidar D.

      I am interested. I am at 13 and Drake

      June 10, 2013

    • Jonathan K.

      Looks like my car is full up.

      June 10, 2013

  • JF R.

    Looking forward to it!..

    June 9, 2013

  • jason r.

    Stuck in a late meeting that day.

    June 8, 2013

  • jason r.

    Stuck in a late meeting that day.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget the new location!

    May 17, 2013

  • Douglas D.

    The Forge is in the basement of the Tech Brewery. Its a cool looking space that Pillar currently leases.

    2 · May 17, 2013

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