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Node.JS Boston: let [meetup, month] = [’Node.JS Boston’, ‘April’]

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Hello Boston Node.JS & Javascript Community!

Thanks to all of you that attended the March meetup at Fitbit. We exceeded our turnout from the February meetup, with more Node/JS enthusiasts than ever! I will be posting more pictures from that meetup soon, and I'm trying to obtain all of the slides to post to this site.

In case you all missed the announcement from a few weeks ago, Node.JS in the Wild ( and Node.JS Boston have merged! We will be continuing forward under the umbrella of Node.JS Boston with Freedom, Jesse, Tim, Dan and myself co-organizing all future events. We have a lot of ideas and things in progress and will try to keep you all informed if we need help or ideas going forward. As always, please forward all ideas and messages to one of us and we will try to accommodate! Our goal is to try and create a fun and educational space within the Node and Javascript community in Boston - where we can exchange ideas, present information about our works in progress and most importantly, have fun.

In the spirit of continuing our monthly meetings, I am announcing the April meetup to be held on Thursday the 21st of April at Autodesk's new HQ on Drydock Ave in Boston's Seaport district. Autodesk will be providing food and drinks (and a really amazing new office space you really need to check out).

As always, we have an amazing lineup of speakers for this next event, check out the details below and let me know if you have any questions or feedback. I hope to see you all in a few weeks!



Jaime Rosales

3D Web powered by NodeJS

Jaime Rosales, DevTech Engineer at Autodesk, will show us a few examples of 3D on the web and take you through a demo of the Autodesk View & Data API, a WebGL-based technology that enables your website users to visualize and interact with stunning high-fidelity 3D & 2D models in a browser or on a mobile device anytime, anywhere.

The demo will include how to get started very quickly with the technology to add 3D to your own website and a presentation of the existing Node.js samples that we created ( ).

We will cover View & Data API workflows from a technical perspective targeted to Node developers using custom npm packages and tools we created to alleviate common tasks such as uploading large files, model translation, storage, and a taste of the coolest client-side JavaScript samples that we have so far.

Bio: Jaime Rosales (@afrojme ( is a DevTech Engineer at Autodesk, who has promoted many of the company's Web services technologies over the past 2 years. View & Data API being the most attractive one to the JS community. Actively, he spends part of his time presenting in different parts of the US, big cities like NYC, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley being some of the main ones, about the implementation of 3D content for web apps. He was in the Speakers line-up for last year JS Conference in Medellin, Colombia . He is part of the well-known group of developers from the AEC & VR Hackathons that occur around the world.

Gregor Martynus

Small Modules FTW: Automate npm releases and dependency updates

Small modules is the success story of npm: there are 250,000 packages today. It’s like lego, all the bricks are there, we just need to assemble them, barely do we need to create new ones.

But: small modules come with big overheads. They say.

I say: challenge accepted!

In this talk, I’ll show

1. how to automise the entire release process for your npm modules with [semantic-release]( ), and

2. how to make make sure that all your dependencies are up-to-date, all the time, with [ (]( (

And all it takes fits on a single slide.

About Me: I’m part of the [Hoodie]( ( community. We started things like [noBackend]( ) and [Offline First]( ). For our upcoming release of Hoodie, we decide to focus on lowering the barriers and overhead for contributors and maintainers, and as a result created Semantic Release and Greenkeeper, which I don’t want to miss in any of my Node work any more.

Ian Spiro

Make the commitment to safer apps with Nodejs security

NodeJS frameworks offer a great foundation to build high throughput and extremely performant applications with minimal friction. However, rapid design and implementation has brought with it an increased ability to deploy insecure code. Within this past year we have witnessed many high-profile security breaches. It's time to make a change to the way we think about security. In this talk, we will discover:

- The critical need for secure nodeJS

- Introspection into what has stalled the adoption of secure coding practices

- Real life examples of insecure code and mitigation.

- Explore vulnerable code specific to scaling up nodeJS apps

Bio: Ian still retains characteristics indicative of his misspent youth as a professional snowboarder for Burton Snowboards as part of the Burton Global A Team. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont in 2005, with a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He spent eight years at Ounce Labs/IBM helping to develop one of the industry’s leading static analysis tools, performing hundreds of security assessments of high-risk enterprise applications, and prototyping new methodologies for understanding web application frameworks. In 2013, Ian founded Vermont Secure Computing, where he designed and developed new security technologies for cryptocurrencies and cryptographic key management.