Toronto Node.js Meetup: Diving into Node

Greetings Nodesters, we've got another meetup just around the corner, with two great speakers on deck. Anson MacKeracher VP of Technology at Top Hat Monocle, and Serge Bornow Senior Engineer at InPowered will be speaking at this event. We're meeting Tuesday June 4th 7pm at Extreme Startups (Queen & Bathurst).


Here's an overview of the talks:


Anson MacKeracher - Threaded and Evented: Bacon and Eggs

How can the evented nature of Node.js augment a traditional threaded stack to get a) asynchronous messaging from server to client b) clean REST APIs and c) easy barrier of entry for Django/Rails developers? Cottontail, a message routing middleware developed at Top Hat, explores this space.


Serge Bornow - Speeding up Node with the Cluster API

We'll explore the Cluster API of NodeJS, demonstrating how to spread worker processes across multiple cores to get things done faster and in parallel. We'll investigate a practical example of the Cluster API using PhantomJS.


Each talk will be followed by a brief Q&A session, and there will be an opportunity to network after the talks. Looking forward to seeing you all there.



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  • Serge B.

    I have an interesting update for those of you who came to my clustering presentation. I forgot to mention that cluster module works nicely on heroku and each heroky dyno (although virtually) is a 2 core hence you're able to run cluster on it.

    June 7, 2013

  • Nick Van W.

    Great meetup with lots of practical real-world knowledge shared. Some particularly enlightening discussions regarding,, sock.js, queuing, Node clusters, and Redis in real-world situations.

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Serge B.

    Great meetup, thanks everyone, i will post slides and information to bitbucket where you can find my cluster example a bit later.

    June 5, 2013

  • Anson M.

    Great to see everybody last night!

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good information and chats afterwards$ the buzzer and door was locked when I showed up though.

    June 5, 2013

  • Bhavin P.

    Very informative and interesting. Great starting point for beginner noders.

    June 4, 2013

  • Mario P.

    Those sound like awesome talks! Wish I could come, but we'll be off on vacation, doh!

    May 31, 2013

  • Serge B.

    Hey Everyone

    Its great to have a summer NodeJS meetup.
    I have a question for you all, is anyone interested in taping this meetup? Perhaps we can share it afterwards with those that missed it. I'm not promising my presentation will be youtube worthy :)


    May 31, 2013

  • Geoff

    Shoot, Tuesdays are no good :(

    May 30, 2013

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