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NationJS Pre-conference Kickoff Night

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Join us the night before NationJS for an evening of great food and drink, friends, and some fun and interesting DCJS/NodeDC talks!

The NationJS conference is close to sold out, but until then you can use the discount codes njs2018nodedc or njs2018dcjs for $25 off (see

1st Talk - May 17, 7:00 PM - Robert Brownstein will present "CAD in The Browser with Immutable.js, Three.js, and Redux"

Social Tables recently built a CAD tool with Immutable.js, Three.js, and Redux. This talk focuses on what we learned from building the high-performance synchronization layer between an immutable source-of-truth and a three.js rendering layer, and how you can use similar techniques to build faster front-ends.

Robert Brownstein is a team lead at Social Tables with a passion for computational geometry.

2nd Talk - May 17, 7:30 PM - Mark Manley will present "Functional Programming in 30 minutes"

Functional programming seems difficult; it doesn’t have to be. By learning to recognize and imitate the patterns of FP, we can develop an intuition for how to take advantage of its incredible benefits, with style! We’ll go through many examples, FP vs. non-FP code, side by side, learning as we go.

Mark Manley tripped & stumbled into programming for a job and never stopped tumbling down that rabbit hole. He kept bumping into Functional Programming in the process and wants the process to be less bumpy for those who follow. He dreams of a day when people trip and stumble into programming for and never stop sliding down that rabbit hole - without the tumble.