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March - Anthony Brown and John Bower
Join us for a couple of great talks from Anthony Brown and John Bower, as well as a chance to win a 1 year subscription to frontend masters! Agenda: 6:30 - 6:45: People start arriving 6:45 - 6:50: Introductions 6:50 - 7:20: Anthony Brown - Why did nobody tell me that 7:20 - 7:35: Break with food and chat 7:35 - 8:20: John Bower - Supercharging Node with C++ 8:20 - 9:00: Chat and packing up Talks: Anthony Brown - Why did nobody tell me that "This is an introductory course on how to get started with Node.js in 2018. Node.js has evolved massively over the last few years. Whilst there are lots of great tutorials on the internet on how to code in Node.js, some of them are quite old so they do not mention new ways of doing things, or techniques to help write Node.js code in a team. This talk aims to cover some of these missing gaps to help you write a great, maintainable application in Node.js" John Bower - Supercharging Node with C++ "Node is incredibly powerful for creating web applications, however it's easy to block the event loop with processor-intensive functions. Offloading those functions to C++ can speed your application up massively. In this talk I will go through some of the techniques available to us, and how to make your application as highly performant as possible." Please note the group is intended for people looking to expand their knowledge. While recruiters are welcome to come and learn, we operate a strict no recruitment policy. Code of conduct -


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    Leeds JS is a user group in that meets in Leeds on the last Wednesday of every month. Join us for talks, beer, prizes and to meet a great bunch of people.

    The goal of this user group is to form a community for Javascript in Leeds. Most technical companies now have to use javascript in some way and the demand is growing with every new framework and NodeJS release. We want to be a place were any developer can come for advice, to show off what they're working on or to just talk about the news (and drama) in the wider Javascript community.

    This user group is for the community! If you ever want to pitch in or have an idea just get in touch via twitter

    Things to expect from this meet up:

    Interactive demos for attendees - make sure to charge your smartphone!

    Noobs, Intermediates, Experts, Gurus...everyone is welcome.

    Splendid prizes up for grabs each meet.

    A say in the direction of the group and what talks we put on.

    Good stuff, we hope to see you at the next meet =)

    We also now have a website and blog running on the NodeJS blogging engine Ghost. Check it out at

    Please note the group is intended for people looking to expand their knowledge of JavaScript in a recruitment free zone. We welcome recruiters who want to learn but have a strict no recruitment policy.

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