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Jux - NYC Tech Talks Meetup

  • May 29, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Jux is the best place to create content online. Period.

Marketing pitches aside, we’ve encountered some cool technical problems that we look forward to sharing with the group. Jux’s stack is Ruby 1.9.3 on Rails 3.2, MongoDB, and a whole lotta Javascript, all running on AWS. We’ll take a spin through some of our lessons learned, including bending the Asset Pipeline to your will, building responsive pages with live editing, balancing client/server templating, some nifty image manipulation tricks, and the huge performance gains achieved with caching and prefetching. We’ll also discuss our homegrown JS framework, Kevlar.js.

Aidan Feldman is a full-stack developer who’s been at Jux since before launch. When not cranking out open source projects or mustachifying the internet, Aidan can be found performing with various modern dance companies around the city. He’s the organizer of Hacker Hours, Hacking for Hustlers and EDU Hack Day, and as of this summer will be teaching Advanced Javascript at NYU.

We will be hosted this time by iHeartRadio who is not only giving us the space, but will also be providing beer and pizza!

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  • Pete S.

    For those who may have missed the talk, I posted the audio recording I captured on my blog, here -

    June 8, 2012

  • Jean B.

    BTW, Since Aidan mentioned they were using streaming, here is a good post on streaming in Rails.

    1 · May 31, 2012

  • Aidan F.

    May 31, 2012

  • Blake J.

    Does anyone have the url of the app iheartradio was demoing? or is it not live?

    May 31, 2012

  • Aidan F.

    Slides are available here:

    May 31, 2012

  • Greg

    Hey all. Hope you enjoyed the presentation last night, and maybe got a little something out of it. But, sorry about the pic with the model (and what I said to defend it), it was really just meant to be in good fun and joking around, but it was in poor taste, and I most definitely didn't mean to offend anyone. So for that, I sincerely apologize. Btw, don't blame Aidan, it was my idea to put a model on the "data modeling" slide! Anyway, enjoyed being there and talking to you. All the best.

    May 30, 2012

  • David S.

    Great talk, very technical and provided interesting details of how this front end technology enables the site to do its thing.

    May 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a dude ranch. :-) Were there 4 women there total? Other than that it was interesting to hear about IHeartRadio and Jux and the engineering behind it. I'm not a beer and pizza girl but one of the speakers said they weren't expecting any women to show up (not very) risque photo of a woman in her bra! Haha. Don't forget your female compatriots!Thank you for the meetup.

    May 30, 2012

  • Jesse W.

    Thanks for putting this on, guys. I had to run early for a work emergency, but it's always nice to meet new people and the talk seemed cool.

    May 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Although a little too long on details, the presentation was very interesting! Great meetup.

    May 30, 2012

  • Evan S.

    I would love a ticket or, to get my name on the list. Can anyone that is not going but is on the list please remove yourself? I've been to a lot of these and only half the people show up...

    May 29, 2012

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