Past Meetup

February 2015 - Node.js Meetup

This Meetup is past

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Come join us for a great evening of Node.js lightning talks plus a slightly longer deep-dive.

Please Note: This month we are going to hold the Meetup a week early and on a Monday to take advantage of the fact that a few StrongLoop engineers from Europe and outside the Bay Area will be in town for Node Summit (http://nodesummit.com/).

For those coming straight from work, pizza and drinks will be provided. Video recordings of the talks will posted shortly after the event for those who cannot join us.

The evening should have something interesting for both beginners and advanced Node developers alike.

We are also very pleased to announce that Stormpath has stepped up to help support this Meetup! If you are a developer looking to give your application complete user management via an API, check them out: https://stormpath.com/

As always, If you have a Node.js related talk you'd like to share at a future Meetup, please submit it to the organizers for consideration!

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Announcements: 10 mins

Administrative stuff plus job-related and community announcements.

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Lightning Talk: 20 mins

Building Custom Tasks in Grunt

Technical Level: Intermediate

In this talk, Jordan Kasper (https://github.com/jakerella), Developer Evangelist at StrongLoop discusses how Grunt has become a valuable tool for web developers of all backgrounds, but many people don't realize how easy it is to build custom tasks for it. In this session we'll cover the basics of including external tasks, accessing configuration and options, and some utilities for reading files and performing other actions.

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Lightning Talk: 20 mins

Getting Started with Node Process Management

Technical Level: Intermediate

In this presentation, Krishna Raman (https://github.com/kraman), Node.js Engineer at StrongLoop will give a presentation to help you learn the best practices for managing Node.js processes by comparing and contrasting various npm modules best suited for the task.

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Deep-Dive: 45 mins

Node Continuous Integration to Delivery

Technical Level: Intermediate/Advanced

In this talk, Adron Hall (https://github.com/Adron) (visiting from Portland!) will show how to go from a minimal Node project, to fully deployed web site including a fully integrated and operative continuous integration and delivery pipeline. He'll also dive into some basic practices around test or behavior driven development within JavaScript to build a full server to client website and have that website deployed, tested - on both client and server, and deployed auto-magically to a live site.

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About the space at DLA Piper

DLA Piper has a fantastic space they are allowing us to use. Please allow a little extra time to check in with building security to get a temporary badge. Remember to bring an ID that matches the name on the RSVP. Thanks for helping with this bit of admin to make sure we can start on time.