Node.js Showcase

Event Description

Node.js is a cutting edge technology that’s changing the way real-time web apps are developed. Although not completely new, this is something that many UK developers are not familiar with, which is why we would like to give you all the opportunity to explore this further with some free beers and pizza at our next Meetup event; the Node.js Showcase and discuss if Node.js is really the new Ruby on Rails. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the format of the event?

Beginner and ‘hardcore’ Node.js developers will come together to discuss and showcase Node.js related projects (including R&D) with a panel of experts that will  demo some Node.js examples.  After the event we will move to a local pub giving you the opportunity to network over more beers.  

Our Panel of Experts include:

  • Kornel Lesinski (@pornelski) Tech Architect at anobii.com

Kornel, well known in the developer community produced 'Lightsaber Centralhack.' It was a hack written for the Autumn Hackathon in London. It is a showcase of W3C Device Orientation API, WebSockets and neutral networks on node.js. He will be demonstrating this at the event.

Marek is a developer working on RabbitMQ, a part of VMware. He will be presenting the SockJS project - an emulation layer that provides WebSocket-like API for browsers even when the native implementation is unavailable.

Jonah is a  tech entrepreneur with a particular interest in collaborative creativity. He will be talking about brequire - a CommonJS environment for the browser (in less than 200 lines).

Rob is an IT Consultant and web framework developer with primary expertise in Javascript & Global-based databases. He will be talking about development of Javascript/Node.js front-ends for Global Storage databases (GT.M, Cache, Globals DB) which are heavily used in healthcare systems throughout the world.

Mike is a Head of Technical Service at Top 100, award-winning digital agency Clock Ltd. He will be talking about experiences developing and hosting two large node.js websites for News International: SunPerks and EatOut.

John & Gareth are developers at leading Digital Agency Cyber-Duck and have been experimenting with node.js. They will be showcasing an application taking offices by storm called Coffee Lottery. It allows employees to make drinks orders and once the orders are in, an employee is selected at random to make the entire order. They have incorporated node.js into this and will be demonstrating it live at the event.

Feel free to help us to spread the word by tweeting: 

I will be eating free pizza and drinking free beer at the Node.js showcase, thanks to the kind guys at the #DigitalPond http://j.mp/sFXNaz

Sponsors: 
We are looking for three Technology/Digital sponsors to contribute towards beers, pizza and setting up the event. Sponsors can put up one pop-up and will also get email, Twitter and meetup page coverage.

Please contact one of the event organisers if you are interested!

 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great work guys!

    December 7, 2011

  • Harry C.

    Great meetup! Thanks to all the speakers for their great presentations, I think everyone would have taken something from this meetup and its encouraging to know their are so many developers out there who are eager to participate in these events! Great Work!

    December 7, 2011

  • Siji O.

    Great to see so many people at the event and sharing their views on node.js

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed speaking and listening to the other speakers. Thanks for a great night!

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I maybe bias as this was my very first meet up and I thought a good experience, I really appreciated the efforts the organizers had gone to in providing useful relevant content and at a great venue ... although I did not stay after for too long, I managed to thank all the presenters and am looking forward to future meetups ...

    December 7, 2011

  • Fame R.

    For a complete newbie to Node.js, would be good to get a talk on how to get started from the ground up.

    December 7, 2011

  • Jonathan C.

    As someone who didn't really understand what node.js was in the beginning a small introduction would have been good.
    Also, I would have like to have seen more demos of what was talked about.

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone for being such a great audience :)

    December 7, 2011

  • Sylvain R.

    Congrats on all the organisers: Inga, Siji, Harry, Tom, John and Gareth, am really proud of you! Great talks, definitely something to push forward. Thanks

    4 · December 6, 2011

  • Fame R.

    Thanks for putting this on, looking forward to the next one!

    1 · December 6, 2011

  • Danny B.

    Loved the event; All the talks were compelling, I throroughly enjoyed the launch of Coffee Lottery with its novel use of Node.js- special thanks to Rob Tweed who taught us all something new about EHR systems and Clock for explaining how Node.js is used commercialy at their agency.

    1 · December 6, 2011

  • Danny B.

    Interesting mix of speakers; all 7 of them were awesome and showcased interesting Node.JS projects.

    December 6, 2011

  • Danny B.

    I can't wait to see the showcase!

    November 10, 2011

  • Siji O.

    Thanks dude for the heads up - should be fixed now. Keep spreading the word.

    November 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey guys a non-breaking space html entity has snuck into your bitly link.

    November 8, 2011

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