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Jux - NYC Tech Talks Meetup

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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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