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Meteor and WebRTC: London Ajax May Meetup

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18:00: Meet & Greet

18:30: In Browser Video Editing and WebRTC, Hal Saleh

19:15:  Introduction to Meteor, Richard Silverton 

20:00: Pub

About the speaker:

Richard Silverton: "Whilst I've spent most of my career in finance, I've become an enthusiastic amateur developer, originally using Django and Flask before switching to Node.js and exclusively Meteor.js over the past six months. As well as several hobby projects (eg., and, I am hoping to launch my own football-related web app within the next month."

Hal Saleh: "I started coding from the age of twelve. Built database systems and web sites while in college. Studied computer science at university and there I built a Virtual Learning Environment for use by lower education. I joined Cisco Systems after graduating and stayed there for four and-a half years. I am currently at Burberry as a business analyst."

About the talks: 

An introduction to the Meteor.js framework, comprising a brief history and timeline for the project, the main advantages and appeal of the framework and a live coding demonstration of how easy it is for an amateur to throw up a working, responsive website in a matter of minutes. Also, some examples of impressive commercial sites that have already been deployed with Meteor.

A lightning talk showing how to do in-browser video editing and WebRTC.


The event is also kindly sponsored by and

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  • joris s.

    if i could pass on this message: check out mother of all webRTC Hackathons ;)
    also planning a meetup there => c y'all in 2 weeks in Madrid

    May 21, 2014

  • Hal S.

    See you all there soon part people!

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Alttaf

      Anywhere I can get the slides?

      May 17, 2014

  • Richard S.

    Hope the Meteor talk was vaguely coherent. To provide better answers to some of the questions I was asked:

    1. Spiderable, the package that allows for SEO, does indeed use PhantomJS, but is widely flagged as being in the box for replacement some time soon.

    2. - lots of talk about this, a community package came out almost immediately after the open beta and looks very nice indeed, although I've only had a brief play:

    3. I was asked about database API on the server. I'm not sure if I fully understood the question: - if it was about querying the server MongoDB, the API is exactly the same as the client and very intuitive, but if it was about querying application state (i.e. how many clients are connected, for example), this isn't built in, but would be easy to achieve with a server-side collection.

    4. Finally, the client DB is indeed only a subset of the server DB, as defined by arbitrarily complex server-side rules.


    3 · May 14, 2014

  • jonk

    Two well-presented, helpful, talks - a very clear introduction to Meteor, and an intriguing practical application. I'm inspired to give it a go myself, now !

    May 14, 2014

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