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Hey Everyone,

Please join us for 2 delightful presentations on the the evening of Thursday, June 6th. We'd like to thank our sponsor, Tech Pines, for providing the pizza & beers! Thank you!!

And now...our feature presentations :)


What is the best way to build Realtime HTML5 Apps? by Brad Carleton 
Brad is the founder and CTO of Tech Pines in Austin, TX. An active contributor in the Node.js open source community, Brad has written two popular Node modules - AssetRack and He has authored two technical books, and he is regularly invited and obliged to facilitate conversations on various technical topics in public forums ranging from user groups to large conventions such as South By Southwest.

Presentation Details
REST and MV-* have become the growing consensus in the industry, but how do these paradigms hold up in a world of bi-directional communication brought on by the emergence of WebSockets and Is it time to rethink REST, AJAX, MVC and all of the other technologies that helped build Web 2.0? We'll look at these problems and more in the context of, a new VIO framework, that makes smart tradeoffs to allow for faster application development and better separation of concerns in the new age of Realtime.


Composition through REST by Paul Frazee 
Paul Frazee is an Austin-based web developer with an interest in social computing, virtual reality, and systems architecture. He currently works on challenging problems at Goodybag, maintains, and is super excited about his oculus rift.

Presentation Details:
Unix and Plan9 are well-known for their compositional tools - pipes & streams, dynamic namespaces, etc - but what is it that makes those tools possible, and why don't we have them in the Web? Join us for a talk on the architectural features that shape the Web, and why we might not want to write any more front-end code.


About Our Sponsor
Tech Pines focuses on bringing business systems to the forefront of convenience and innovation through cloud technology. In most cases, this involves developing beautiful, web-based applications for clients across a variety of industries.

Tech Pines strongly supports the open source revolution, the philosophy of equal access, and an empowered community of innovation in technology.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to see some of the cutting edge stuff that is being done. Beer and pizza was great.

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Entrepreneur looking forward to meeting talented people to work with

    June 5, 2013

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