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Node Under the Hood: V8

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Matt Sprague ( - A former chemist turned freelance programmer and Linux enthusiast, he has made numerous contributions to open source projects. His cheminformatics/drug discovery software is employed by a number of universities, large pharmaceutical companies, and the National Institute of Health.



Node Under the Hood: V8

What lies beneath?

The foundation of NodeJS is Google's JavaScript runtime. Despite this, very few Node developers know much about V8.

This session will provide an overview of the runtime. We'll take a look at it's architecture and implementation, discuss how it interacts with Node, and learn to tweak V8 settings when running node.

Topics to be covered:

• History of JS Runtimes

• V8 Internals

• Node and V8



6:30pm: Pizza, beer, networking
7:00pm: Talk
7:45pm: Questions

Hope you all can make it out to this great talk. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.