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Introduction to Nodejs

Let's kick off our monthly user group meeting next year by an introduction to Nodejs.
The meet hopes to cover but is not limited to
1. Why Nodejs?
2. Setting up the dev environment.
3. How does Nodejs work.
4. Creating a REST ful service.
5. Consuming the service on an HTML page.
6. and question/answer session following it.


Speaker details:

Troy Miles

A designer and developer of software since 1979, Troy began his career writing games in assembly and C. Since then he has written code in C++, C#, Objective-C, Java, JavaScript and even a smidgen of Python. Along the way, some of his titles have won awards, he became a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and in 2012, he won a developer challenge at a local Microsoft Windows Phone Unleashed event. His passion since 2007 has been mobile and mobile web development. In 2011, he joined the mobile development team at Kelley Blue Book. His small team is responsible for the application for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 and the mobile versions of Troy also spends time talking to developer groups and maintaining his blog, The Rock n Coder.@therockncode

Organizer - Chander Dhall, Ria Consulting, LLC
Chander Dhall is a Microsoft MVP, professional software architect/lead developer, trainer, INETA speaker, open source contributor, community leader and organizer with years of experience in enterprise as well as start-up Software Development. He works in a goal-oriented, technologically-driven, fast-paced AGILE (SCRUM) environment. He is the founder of Dallas day of dot net. He has a Master&rsquos Degree in computer science with specialization in algorithms, principles and patterns and is focused on building high performing modular software. Chander leads the LA .Net user group and .NET user group at UTDallas. Chander recently got recognized as "One of the top organizers" by Eventbrite. Chander has been a featured speaker in numerous conferences and Code Camps all over the world. He is the CTO/Principal Consultant at Ria Consulting, LLC. Coming from a C/C++ and then Java/open source background, Chander is known to bring the best of all worlds to his clients.
On the personal front he travels internationally for Yoga presentations/trainings and has successfully created a yet unbeaten record of 108 Sun Salutations in 5 hours. He is happily married to Ria Aaron Dhall and has a cute 14-month old son.
You can follow him at twitter @csdhall.

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  • Troy M.

    I am really looking forward to doing this presentation and meeting everyone. I am huge JavaScript nerd and can't wait to share my experiences using Node on my own box, on Azure and on Heroku with you. As I do with all of my presentations, I will make my source code and slides available after my talk. So if you want to get up and going with Node and avoid headaches along the way, this is the presentation for you. See everyone in January.

    December 25, 2012

    • Vanessa G.

      Any chance I could see your code and slides? I just joined the group and am super bummed I'm missed out on this. Ive been trying to find a good intro to nodejs.

      January 20, 2013

    • Troy M.

      Links to the source and slides are at: http://therockncoder....­

      January 20, 2013

  • Gregg N.

    Very good. Practical demo with some good examples and even better walk-through explanations. Left with a much more comfortable feeling about developing in Node.

    January 15, 2013

  • Masashi K.

    It was a nice session. But we wanted to do more something like creating a simple code, running an example code, etc.

    January 14, 2013

  • Angello P.

    it was informative. I especially liked learning about some of the tools

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    where can we park? is there a free parking/paid parking?

    January 11, 2013

    • Chander D.

      Parking is 3 dollars. Crave labs will validate the parking. Otherwise we pay 16.50 a day. Now we will be paying $3 dollar only. Sweet deal :0

      1 · January 14, 2013

  • Troy M.

    Oops, the link is slightly off. Here is the corrected one:

    January 11, 2013

  • Troy M.

    After 6 PM there is free street parking just to north on Figueroa and on Diamond. Parking is available for $4.50/day at the corner of 2nd Street and Beaudry. Other parking is available nearby. Check out this link:

    January 11, 2013

  • Troy M.

    For those who haven't seen me talk before, get ready for a different kind of presentation. While I teach the facts, I try to never be boring and always speak my mind. My rating is 4.69 out of 5.

    After the talk please rate it at:

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Lawrence Tony M.

    I hope I can fill that empty spot. :)

    January 9, 2013

  • Troy M.

    I think I am taking up a seat that someone else could use. So I am going to change my RSVP to NO, but I will be there to give the talk.

    January 8, 2013

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