Meteor Hack Night

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Please Note: We're meeting in the boardroom at MongoDB this month. This location has a 50-person maximum capacity. Also, building security requires both first and last name on your profile, please update accordingly.



7:00pm - Featured Presentations

8:00pm - Break

8:15pm - Lightning Talks

8:45pm - Announcements

9:00pm - Post-meetup: Watering Hole

For our Featured Presentations tonight, we have:

Travis Irby who will demonstrate Sending Sturdy 'n Sexy Emails in Meteor with Mandrill.

Last month Travis gave a preview of this project in his lightning talk. Tonight he dives deep.

Travis is a freelance Javascript developer and recent transplant to NYC who's latest project was helping a Meteor startup design and implement their site's transactional emails with Mandrill. Follow him on Twitter: @travisirby

Eric Typaldos who will talk about DDP on the Desktop - How Electron Brought Hive to Yet Another Platform.

"Web and mobile apps are great, but there can be limitations. At Hive we needed a way to work with user desktop native APIs to access and manage user and team files, and bringing Meteor + DDP to Electron was our solution. In this talk I'll go through some of the challenges of bringing Meteor to desktop and some of the benefits that DDP provided."

Eric Typaldos is a co-founder at Hive, a team collaboration application ( ( Reach out to him at: [masked]

Ry Walker is back to tell us How Astronomer Uses Multiple Meteor Apps for a Better User Experience.

Ry Walker is a founder of the Meteor dev studio Differential, and is working on a new company, Contact him at [masked]

During the lightning talks, Tom Goldenberg will share his experience with Meteor:

"My introduction to JS frameworks / libraries was through React, and I have absolutely loved using it. Last month I was introduced to Meteor at the MeteorNY meetup. I decided to see, after building some standard Meteor apps, what would be the difference by blending it with React for the UI. Also, I decided to build an online chess server because my younger brother built one on Rails with websockets, so I wanted to see also what benefit Meteor could add to such a task."

Tom Goldenberg has been learning web development for over a year. Previously he taught Sanskrit for several years in South India and led an online language program there. You can reach Tom at [masked] or on Github as tgoldenberg.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the meetup!

Got an idea for a keynote presentation or lightning talk? Just leave a tweet-sized description on the Hack Night of your choice and we'll help you get set up. We're looking for tutorials, walkthroughs, talks, discussion topics, and production apps about or related to Meteor.

If there's a topic you'd like someone to talk about, post that too!

And don't worry, you're not required to get technical. Meteor is new, and we're learning together.

Please note that after the lightning talks, we've added a new item to the schedule called "Announcements." This is an open mike period where you can let other members know about your projects, if your firm is hiring, if you're available for a gig, or if you're looking for collaborators for your cool Meteor application or extension.

If there's a topic you'd like someone to talk about, post that too!

And don't worry, you're not required to get technical. Meteor is new, and we're learning together.

*** Please be sure to include your First and Last name on your RSVP by 2:00 pm on September 13th to be checked in at MongoDB's building. ***