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May 2015 - Node.js Meetup


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

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.

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!


Announcements: 10 mins

Administrative stuff plus job-related and community announcements.


Lightning Talk: 20 mins

APIs Strike Back: The Rise of JSON Web Tokens

Technical Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Most APIs today use an API Key to authenticate legitimate clients. API Keys are very simple to use from the consumer perspective:

• You get an API key from the service (in essence a shared secret).

• Add the key to an Authorization header.

• Call the API

However, life isn’t as easy from the API producer. In this talk, Martin Gontovnikas will show how using JWTs as API Keys will greatly improved your architecture by giving you granular security, an homogenous auth architecture, decentralized issuance, debuggability and much more!


Lightning Talk: 20 mins

Getting Started with io.js 2.0

Technical Level: Intermediate

In this talk, Tony Pujals ( from Codefresh ( will talk about getting started with io.js, running io.js on the same system with older versions of Node and demonstrate various new language features thanks to EcmaScript 6 support.


Deep-Dive: 45 mins

Working with Arrays and Objects in Modern JavaScript

Technical Level: Intermediate/Advanced

In this talk Mohsen Azimi shows you how to put to use language features in JavaScript ES5, ES6 and ES7 in your Node.js applications! This talk is focused on new additions to Array, Object, Set and Map in JavaScript.


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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.

555 Mission Street · San Francisco, CA
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