Case studies in Koa.js and NWjs

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999 3rd Ave, 34th floor, Seattle, WA. · Seattle, WA

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Doors lock at 6:00pm. We'll have volunteers help usher folks in between 6:00 and 6:30-ish. Email if you can't get in.


The Seattle Node.js Meetup is pleased announce our meetup on Wednesday, May 25th with a look at case studies using Koa.js and NWjs.

As always, you can find all things Seattle Node.js-related at the group website: . And you can reach out to us via email at [masked] or Twitter at @seattlenode (

See you soon!


• 6:30 - 7:00pm: Start with beverages and food, courtesy of Madrona.

• 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Listen and learn about Koa.js / generators and bundling desktop apps with NWjs.

• 8:30pm - on: Mingle, mix, chat things Node.js-related and more as we wind down.


Koa.js: a happy path to async/await

Chris Griffing ( - Software Developer Fresh Consulting (

With the future of Express uncertain, a lot of people are looking for another framework to take its place. There are numerous options to choose from with the top 2 being Hapi.js and Koa.js. I’m not going to claim one is better than the other because the Hapi ecosystem is awesome and thriving. However, I do think Koa provides an easier upgrade path to async/await once it is supported in Node.

Chris Griffing is a full stack developer at Fresh Consulting in Bellevue. His hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, and going to meetups. Some say that his beanie is physically attached to his scalp.

An Introduction to NWjs

Rick Patci ( - Instructor Code Fellows (

Not sure how NWjs works? Rick will lead us through a brief workshop on packaging and distributing native desktop apps with node. This demonstration will cover shipping and application to a Windows 64 OS from OSX.

Currently an instructor for Code Fellows in Seattle, Rick Patci is teaching students intermediate software development. He most recently came from a video streaming startup, and loves Motown music!

Venue / Sponsor

Madrona ( has graciously agreed to host the event and provide food and tasty beverages. Madrona’s offices are located at: 999 3rd Ave, 34th floor, Seattle, WA. Please enter at the Northeast corner, the entrance closest to the 3rd and Madison intersection.