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Node.JS working with Kubernetes and React #LNM

We are exited to launch the first meetup at uSwitch and gather Node.JS enthusiasts for an evening with great talks, pizza and beer!

Meetup agenda:

5:50 - 6:00 PM - Register, grab a beer and a seat

6:00 - 6:45 PM - 1st talk (Node.js and Kubernetes by Luke Bond)

6:45 - 7:15 PM - Break time: pizza, beer and networking

7:15 - 8:00 PM - 2nd talk (Announcing Tapestry - Headless WordPress with React and Node by Jon Sherrard)

8:00 PM           - Going to a local pub (Draft House) to continue conversation 


Speakers and Talks: 

Luke BondDevOps Engineer

Node.js and Kubernetes

In this talk Luke will introduce Kubernetes to Node developers, discussing the advantages of running Node.js on Kubernetes, the kind of applications that are best suited to this, and give a demo of running a small distributed application on Kubernetes.

Luke is a developer turned DevOps engineer; over the years he has done a lot of work with Node.js and containers, including consulting for YLD helping help teams release software more regularly and with increased confidence by leveraging DevOps best practices and containers.


Jon Sherrard - Technical Architect at Shortlist Media

Announcing Tapestry - Headless WordPress with React and Node

Build for WordPress like it’s 2017 - React and Node.JS components, client-side navigation, modern CSS solutions, and Webpack - with no trade-offs like abandoning server-side rendering. I’d like to introduce a tool we’re building called Tapestry, and talk through the pain points of reproducing the theming layer of WordPress entirely in JavaScript.

Jon is a Technical Architect at Shortlist Media and has previously worked in the publishing industry for most of his career, moving from data-entry to technical implementations. Jon is interested in using and building tools that enable small teams to deliver cutting-edge, world-class websites.


Thank You our Sponsors: 


YLD is a fast-growing, London-based Node.js firm, that delivers mission critical software to FTSE listed companies.  We are experts in delivering large enterprise projects using the best of breed open source technologies. We build high performance, scalable software products to help our clients address their business and technology challenges and stay on top of their markets.

For more information, visit us at, YLD Blog for expert IT commentary, follow us on Twitter @YLDio and on LinkedIn.



uSwitch exist to help people save money on their household bills. We use technology, data, and product development processes to build a better comparison and switching service. Our GitHub

Thank you uSwitch for sponsoring the venue, pizza and beers for the #LNM Meetup!


Look forward to seeing you soon!

We are always looking for new speakers  - please don't hesitate to reach out! 


How to find the office:

Go until the end of Copper Row where you will see this building (reception sign will say "ZPG"):

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  • Adam R.

    well organised Meetup with great speakers, thank you

    1 · 2 days ago

  • Greta S.

    Hey all, thanks for coming last night - it was great meeting you! Big thanks to our speakers Luke and Jon for sharing their experience with Node!

    Also thanks to uSwitch for hosting us and providing pizza&beer!

    Our next meetup will be on the 21st March - "Antipatterns of Node.JS". More details will follow shortly - make sure to sign up to receive the updates! We really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for upcoming talks so please reach out! Also, let us know if you wish to speak or host one of the upcoming meetups. See you soon!
    #LNM team

    1 · February 16

  • Luke B.

    "Slides" for my talk here:

    How people got something out of it!

    Thanks YLD and uSwitch.

    I'm on Twitter as @lukeb0nd

    See you next time.

    4 · February 16

  • Jon S.

    Hi All!

    Tapestry Jon here: - Keep an eye on Tapestry progress, here big documentation update coming very soon, and a load of feature updates over the next couple of weeks.

    Do get in touch if you're interested in working with us!

    I'm on twitter @jshez

    Thanks YLD for putting on a great night. See you at the next one.

    Ciao for now.

    Jon x

    2 · February 16

  • Ola

    Hello Greta,

    The event was excellent, both speakers were really engaging, I'm glad I came, and will definately attend any future events.

    Keep up the good work 👍🏾👍🏾

    1 · February 16

  • Ruben P.

    I came for Kubernetes but the tapestry talk was quite entertaining after all. Wouldn't know which one to rate better.

    1 · February 16

  • Greta S.


    We are looking forward to seeing you at the #LNM Meetup tonight!

    Please arrive 5:50 PM to grab a beer and a seat, we will start at 6PM with two great talks:

    1. Node.js and Kubernetes

    2. Announcing Tapestry - Headless WordPress with React and Node

    Thanks to uSwitch for hosting us at their amazing office with pizza and beer!

    Please check the meetup description how to get to the office. After the meetup we'll head to Draft House to continue conversation.

    See you soon!
    #LNM Team

    1 · February 15

Our Sponsors

  • YLD

    Founding organiser of the #LNM

  • uSwitch

    Space, pizza & beer!

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