An evening of full-stack Javascript: Node.js and MongoDB, Angular.js and more

Are you working with or interested in full-stack Javascript? Would you like to exchange wisdom from projects that use Angular.js, Node.js, or MongoDB? ...this is the event for you!

Who? Developers, advocates, friends, interested affiliates of the Javascript community.

What? Come eat, drink, laugh and learn as we Cultivate the developer community through technical sharing and story-telling.

Present a topic, bring an idea, raise questions, get answers, explore full-stack Javascript development.

Where? Good Eggs Hub. 630 Tennessee Street San Francisco CA 94107 (located in the dogpatch).

When? Thursday, December 5th, @ 6:30pm

Why? Full-stack Javascript and Node.js are quickly gaining prevalence in the developer community. This event aims to build momentum on current applications of these new technologies and celebrate the unification of Javascript on the client and server side. Come to this meetup to learn techniques, share stories, and find out how other engineers are deploying full-stack Javascript.


[quick tour of Good Eggs Hub]

Food: Falafel, Hummus, and side dishes - served by Love & Hummus.

(3) 20 minute presentations:

Bert Belder, Node.js core developer/co-founder of StrongLoop Inc

In this talk, Node.js and libuv core commiter Bert Belder will give an overview of the new features slated for Node v0.12

- Erin Swenson-Healey from Carbon Five

 "Hanging up on Callbacks: Flow Control with ECMAScript 6

- Adam Hull from Good Eggs

Let’s talk about the the basic pieces of MongoDB to keep in mind while adding features to a document-store-backed web app; things like the “Working Set”, locking, and indices; things that I’ve found surprising when working with MongoDB.

30 minutes of Lightning Talks (5 min limit)
Contact kevin @

**Parking: nearby is free after 6pm. Muni K/T line and 22 bus also run directly to the location.

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  • Kevin U.

    Hello Cultivate members!

    Thank you all for coming to the first Cultivate meetup! It was a huge success and a great turnout.

    New connections were made, stories shared, tech taught, ideas surfaced, and great food devoured!

    Check out this blog post as a recap:

    This was the first in series of events, as we "cultivate" the developer community towards using software for the betterment of humankind and the planet.

    Throughout the event, "hack night" and "hackathon" resounded amongst the group. We also feel this is a great direction and are planning our next event to build upon on the wisdom that was shared during our first meetup!

    **If you are interested in becoming more involved, have ideas/suggestions, or are just a fan of what we're doing, please send me a message: [masked]

    Thanks, see you all in the New Year!


    2 · December 10, 2013

  • Max

    If anyone's interested, here's the slides I used for my lighting talk about lazy.js :)

    December 7, 2013

  • Jimmy G.

    The link for Bert's slides on "What's New in Node.js v0.12" are here:

    December 7, 2013

  • Jessica

    For those who missed it. This was the realtime collaboration tool I showed. This is week 2 of our public beta, so we're excited to share this with everyone!

    Here's a sample recording of what's possible in terms of interaction. You can make your own recordings as well.

    Look forward to your feedback!

    December 6, 2013

  • David B.

    Thanks all for an awesome night. It was humbling to be around so many talented javascript developers! I didn't get a chance to mention this last night, but I encourage any node dev who likes to test best practices to checkout out Cartero asset manager:

    It is experiment with asset organization - with keeping stylesheets and javascript files with their related templates instead of in separate folders. The approach has been working very well for us but would love to get more feedback / contributions from others.

    Thanks again to all - especially to Alon, Good Eggs, and the speakers. Lots of awesome information and good energy last night. Hope to repeat sometime soon.

    1 · December 6, 2013

  • Derek G.

    +1 for getting some real world problems in front of us before we settle into hackathons. I like the idea of Alon bringing in farmers (and possibly non-farmers as well) who have "problems" that can be solved/alleviated with software.

    December 6, 2013

  • Jimmy G.

    For those that couldn't make it last night I did a short write up on the night's events. Hopefully, I got it right :)

    December 6, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Absolutely great. Thank you everyone.

    December 6, 2013

  • Stewart N.

    For those interested my 'lessons learned' lightning talk, you can get the slides here:

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The theme of this group resonated with me and I wanted to be there. The time and place were a bit far coming 70 miles from the South Bay during rush hour. The reason I like the concept of this group is because I've been living it since April 2011. We have been heavily involved in a medical records automation project for a 220-bed rural hospital in Kenya. In short, we wanted to make an impact among the 880K where many, many households are run by 13-year-old girls due to HIV taking away the adults, leaving them with no incomes.

    The technology we are developing is based on node.js - the project is called "bluebutton plus" - enabling medical records flow using SMTP. We are implementing a Video Chat medical application at this moment. Our client hospital has 5 smaller hospitals under their wing who refer complicated cases to them. I'd like them to be able to video chat while accessing the patient medical record.

    Let me know if this is meaningful for you. Hope to be there the next time.

    1 · December 6, 2013

  • Tim C.

    Will the other presentations be available online? Or was the event recorded by any chance? Thanks for sharing the slides for those of us who couldn't make it!

    December 6, 2013

  • Shubhra K.

    Awesome to see the momentum for full-stack Javascript. +1 for a Hackathon next time.

    December 6, 2013

  • Erin S.

    Thanks to Alon and Good Eggs for hosting us. Also many thanks to all the speakers. Entertaining and informative!

    For those of you interested in slides from my presentation last night, you will find them here:

    For a wordier rundown of ECMAScript 6 generators, check out my most recent blog post here:

    See you all next time!

    December 6, 2013

  • Gregg R.

    Great night, thank you very much.

    December 6, 2013

  • Stewart N.

    great first event for a meetup with a compelling mix of javascript code and social impact

    December 6, 2013

  • Jimmy G.

    For those of you who didn't catch the URL for the free "Node in Action" eBook, you can retrieve your copy here:

    I vote for a hackathon next go around!

    See everyone next time.

    -- Jimmy

    2 · December 6, 2013

  • Jessica

    Great meetup! Lots of interesting people and talks. Looking forward to future ones.

    December 5, 2013

  • Derek G.

    This was a great way to kickoff the Cultivate meetups; I left informed, enthused, (oh yeah, and nourished) and committed to return.

    December 5, 2013

  • Zameer A.

    that was awesome.

    December 5, 2013

  • Patrick

    Is anyone interested in carpooling from East Bay/Berkeley?

    1 · December 5, 2013

    • Patrick

      cool - i can drive and leave about 6. i'm leaving from central berkeley, where could i meet you?

      December 5, 2013

    • Prasanna K

      Sounds good. Can you pick me up at Ashby Bart on Adeline street?

      December 5, 2013

  • James D.

    I'm not familiar with the area. Where should I look to park?

    December 5, 2013

    • Alon S.

      James - After 6pm street parking is fairly easy on Tennessee St near Good Eggs and in the neighboring streets to the south.

      December 5, 2013

    • James D.


      December 5, 2013

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