• Node v4.0.0 and beyond

    Fluencia

    Colin Ihrig, member of the Node.js Foundation's Technical Steering Committee (https://nodejs.org/en/foundation/tsc/) (TSC) will come and give us an inside look at the 4.0 release of node, the first release of the converged io.js and node projects. Node v4.0.0 was recently released. This release represents substantial changes in community. This talk discusses the events leading up to v4, why v4 is so important, what has changed, and what is coming in the future. Fluencia will be providing food and drinks. We hope to see you all there!

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  • NodeSchool with Tech Talk DC

    Arlington Tech eXchange (Excella Consulting)

    We are teaming up with Tech Talk DC to host another NodeSchoolDC event! The RSVP is open here (http://www.meetup.com/TechTalkDC/events/223342016/). What is NodeSchool? NodeSchool (http://nodeschool.io/) is a set of open source workshops that teach web software skills. The 6 core NodeSchool workshops teach the basic concepts of JavaScript, Node.js, npm, and git. The NodeSchool electives cover popular libraries and specific styles of writing Node.js. New to Node? No previous experience required and the best way to learn is by doing! There will be mentors available to assist you if you need a hand completing a specific exercise within the 6 core workshops, or to answer your other node.js questions. Experienced with Node? We will also run some more advanced NodeSchool electives for anyone that wants to participate in NodeSchool but has already completed the core curriculum. Want to be a Mentor? Please contact one of the organizers. What to bring: • A laptop • Node.js installed (http://www.nodejs.org/download/) on that laptop (if you are having issues installing please tell a mentor when you arrive, so we can get you working).

  • NodeBots Day 2015

    Fluencia

    NodeBots Day is an annual event held around the world that brings together people who love node and are excited to use it to interact with the physical world and make robots do their bidding. The RSVP is closed on meetup and is instead at https://ti.to/nova-node/nodebots-dc-2015 . The event is free, but BYOH (bring your own hardware). If you do not have some, we offer the option to buy hardware through us and we'll have it for you on the day of the event. For anyone just starting out, we will go through the nodeschool (https://www.npmjs.com/package/nodebot-workshop) tutorial for nodebots to get the basics under our belts, then we will have free form hacking for you to work on whatever strikes your interest. We will of course have mentors who will be glad to help with any questions or challenges you have. Be sure to bring a laptop to code on and any additional toys you want to put into your bot. Lunch will be provided by Fluencia, and delicious as always!

  • Node Night

    Fluencia

    Ready to step up your node game? Join us for Node Night at Fluencia jointly hosted with our friends from NodeDC! We’ll have three main groups: * Node newcomers! We will help you get started with node through http://nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/) * Node advanced - We will break into groups to work on Nodeschool Electives http://nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/) * Node ninjas - People working on an open-source project of their own and want help. ====== NODE NIGHT? ====== This is a casual "geek gathering", where you can hack on a node.js project, get help/advice, or ask questions about anything node.js related. Anyone working with node.js at any level (or anyone wanting to work with it) is welcome. Attendance is free, and food and drink will be provided by Fluencia. Please keep your RSVP up to date and we will make sure you are all well fed. ======= TIMELINE ======= 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Socialize & gather 7:00pm - 7:15pm: Brief introductions and goals for the evening 7:15pm - END: Pair up and work on completing your goals END - ENDER: Grab a table at Heavy Seas to unwind and discuss!

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  • Nova Node Unconference

    Fluencia

    Join us for the first Nova Node Unconference! What is an unconference? An unconference is a conference driven by you, the participants! On the day of the conference attendees write down topics that they would like to discuss / learn about and those same attendees vote on the topics they would like to hear. Everyone learns a lot, has a ton of fun, and gets to know more people in the community! Schedule 9:00-10:00am — Check in, breakfast, and topic proposals/voting 10:00am-12:30pm — 1st round of talks / NodeSchool session 12:30-1:30pm — Lunch 1:30-3:30pm — 2nd round of talks 3:30-4:30pm — Unconference retrospective (feedback discussion) 4:30pm — Happy hour in Rosslyn! What to bring? Come with discussion ideas: A cool project you'd like to share, a particular challenge you faced and how you overcame it, or simply something you'd like to learn more about and get others' input! What does it cost? Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, the conference is free for everyone to attend! New to Node? The best way to learn is by doing, and with http://nodeschool.io/ there's tons of doing to be done. We will be leading a session for anyone that would like to get learn how to get started (but don't worry, you'll still have a ton of time for unconferencing!) Experienced with Node? We will also run some more advanced NodeSchool electives for anyone that wants to participate in NodeSchool but has already completed the core curriculum. Sponsors We can't thank our sponsors enough: — Fluencia, thanks for breakfast, lunch and the conference space! Fluencia is the company behind SpanishDict.com and Fluencia.com, the best way to learn spanish online. — StrongLoop, thanks for the happy hour! It's fair to say there would be little Node without StrongLoop. StrongLoop is the largest corporate contributor to Node v0.12 and the maintainer of many of the best Node.js frameworks, including Express and LoopBack.

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  • Tame your Callbacks using Promises with Bluebird.js

    Asynchronous operation is one of the best features of Node. But sometimes it's a pain to work with, especially with many chained operations which quickly leads to callback hell. Promises are here to the rescue. They've been around for a long time and are becoming the next big thing with ES6. I'm going to use the wonderful Bluebird library to demonstrate what promises can do for us and how to work with callbacks while enjoying the nice API of promises. The talk is going to cover: - A very short recap of Promise API. - General intro to Bluebird (https://github.com/petkaantonov/bluebird) - How to work with callback interfaces using Bluebird - Fancy features of Bluebird, `generator`, resource management, cancellable - Pros and Cons of Promises - Real world examples come with each sub topic ---- The talk will start shortly after 7pm. Fluencia will be providing food and beverages!

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  • Io.js v. Node.js -- the real story and what it means to you

    io.js began as a fork of Joyent's node.js which aims to continue development under an "open governance model". This fork was simultaneously dramatic and exciting, but what does it mean for the Node community and for you as a developer? As the person who put node.js into the spotlight, helped grow it, and now sits as moderator of the advisory board (oh and lives in NOVA) Chris Williams will help clarify this crazy new world. --- We'll start the fun at 7pm. Fluencia will be providing food and beverages!

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  • Node Night + Advanced Nodeschool

    Fluencia

    Ready to step up your node game? Join us for Node Night at Fluencia jointly hosted with our friends from NodeDC! This time we’re going to add a few “Advanced topics” tables to the mix, where folks with a little more experience can work together through some of the Nodeschool Electives (http://nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/)). Got a tutorial you want to try out? Shout it out in the comments below! So we’ll have three main groups: * Node newcomers! We will help you get started with node through http://nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/) * Node advanced - We will break into groups to work on Nodeschool Electives http://nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/) * Node ninjas - People working on an open-source project of their own and want help. ======= TIMELINE ======= 6:45pm - 7:15pm: Socialize & gather 7:15pm - 7:30pm: Brief introductions and goals for the evening 7:30pm - END: Pair up and work on completing your goals END - ENDER: Grab a table at Heavy Seas to unwind and discuss! About Node Night This is a casual "geek gathering", where you can hack on a node.js project, get help/advice, or ask questions about anything node.js related. Anyone working with node.js at any level (or anyone wanting to work with it) is welcome. Attendance is free, and food and drink will be provided by Fluencia. Please keep your RSVP up to date and we will make sure you are all well fed.

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  • Node Night

    Fluencia

    Join us for a Node Night/Hack Night/Office Hours event at Fluencia HQ jointly hosted with our friends from NodeDC! ======= TIMELINE ======= 6:45pm - 7:15pm: Socialize & gather 7:15pm - 7:30pm: Brief introductions and goals for the evening 7:30pm - END: Pair up and work on completing your goals END - ENDER: After Office Hours Drinks to discuss! About Node Night This is a casual "geek gathering", where you can hack on a node.js project, get help/advice, or ask questions about anything node.js related. Anyone working with node.js at any level (or anyone wanting to work with it) is welcome. Usually there are three main groups: 1) People learning node.js (which we help you through http://nodeschool.io (http://nodeschool.io/)) 2) People helping out with the Node.DC website ( https://github.com/NodeDC/node.dc ) 3) People working on an open-source project of their own and want help Attendance is free, and food and drink will be provided by Fluencia. For this reason, it is mandatory that you keep your RSVP up to date. The deadline for changing your mind will be one day before the event. No recruiting, please!

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  • Node on the Road Comes to DC

    20 F St Conference Center

    Joyent, the sponsors of Node.js, are bringing their Node on the Road tour to the DC area! TJ Fontaine, the current maintainer of Node, will be speaking about the future of Node, and taking questions as part of a panel discussion. Several local Node users will also discuss their experiences. More about Node on the Road: https://www.joyent.com/noderoad Please RSVP for this (free) event on Joyent's registration page instead of signing up through meetup.com: https://www.joyent.com/noderoad/cities/washington-dc-8-20-2014 They're going to choose the venue based on how many people register, so we'll post it as soon as they announce it.