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Node.js Explained with Jeff Kunkle

Rising from non-existence three short years ago, Node.js is already attracting the accolades and disdain enjoyed and endured by the Ruby and Rails community just a short time ago. It overtook Rails as the most popular Github repository last November and was selected by InfoWorld for the Technology of the Year Award in 2012. But is there substance behind the hype? This presentation will explain the basic theory and programming model central to Node's approach and help you understand the resulting benefits and challenges it presents.

Jeff is the Chief Technology Officer at Near Infinity, a Reston, VA based software development, training, and consulting-services company specializing in big data and mobile solutions. He has spent the past ten years leading Agile-focused development teams and creating web and network-based systems and applications. The majority of his programming experience lies in Ruby/Rails, Java, Objective-C, and most recently Node.js/JavaScript.

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  • dh


    April 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Slides from Node.js presentation can be found at

    April 13, 2012

  • Nevin H.

    Jeff is a great speaker, and I was interested in the topic, so winning combination.

    April 11, 2012

  • Jonathan M.

    Great overview of Node!

    April 11, 2012

  • Samir D.

    Great explanation of Node's single threaded, event queue based architecture.

    April 11, 2012

  • Arnold A.

    Please post your presentation.

    April 11, 2012

  • Nandu

    The information itself was very good and informative. I was hoping to get few more basics like how to actually install and start working. Some code examples would also have been helpful

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff was great at explaining where Node.js is applicable and how to take advantage of its design.

    April 11, 2012

  • Paul T.

    it was pretty good.. a bit too basic for my taste.

    April 11, 2012

  • Gallagher P.

    Nice presentation, thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.

    April 11, 2012

  • Pat C.

    Is there a specific topic for this meeting?

    April 4, 2012

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