Brain-Computer Interfaces in Node & Blockstack for Node engineers

This is a past event

125 people went

Shutterstock, Empire State Building

350 5th Avenue, 21st Floor · New York, NY

How to find us

Go to the north security check in on 34th Street, check in with your id, and proceed up to Shutterstock for the show.

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Our Meetup this month will be on the LAST Wednesday of the month as venues were occupied on the third.

Thanks a TON to Shutterstock for being our hosts for the evening!

Here are our talks!

Feature Talk:
Brain-Computer Interfaces in Node
The human body is an ocean of electricity. Billions of neurons are constantly engaging as our thoughts go from one state to the next. Come see how we can tap into brain data generated by human cells in Node.

Presented by Alex Castillo, and AJ Keller.

Alex Castillo is a Co-founder at Neurosity, a neurotechnology company reimagining brain-computer interfaces. He is passionate about the human brain, and how we can use it to power next-generation apps. As a Google Developer Expert, Alex has contributed to the open source community with a focus on web technologies and neurotech.

AJ Keller is CEO at Neurosity and has a degree in computer engineering from Clemson University. His passion for robotics led him to automate airplane assembly processes at Boeing. Later on, he decided to pursue thought computing in order to empower the mind and expand the capabilities of the human body. His skills include hardware, PCB design, and engineering software for firmware, drivers, and apps.


Feature Talk:
Matthew Little will introduce Blockstack - an open decentralize computing network. With Blockstack, developers can simply streamline their application code using Blockstack Auth and Storage Services. They don't have to worry about data liability since users provide their encrypted data. Users manage their own identity across the entire ecosystem and store information in their provider of choice.

Matt is a Full-stack engineer, involved in blockchain related development for over 5 years. He worked as a lead developer at several startups, shipping both developer and consumer-facing products. Prior to Blockstack, Matt was a senior engineer at Hosho and lead development on an Ethereum smart contract development and testing tool suite.


Lightning Talk:
After a successful pilot and alpha run Gina Abrams will also introduce their App Mining Program - a new funding model that allows developers to bootstrap their application. Each month, all registered apps compete to be ranked by expert App Reviewers—the better their app is, the higher the payout they earn. Payouts are $100k in total each month.

Gina Abrams studied Psychology and Social Sciences at Binghamton University. Previously she spent two years in agency technical recruiting, during which time she assisted numerous NYC start-ups in mission-critical DevOps, SRE and Security hire.

***Note on security***: As always, please ensure that you provide us with your full name when RSVPing with a Yes. Building security will need it to grant you access to the event.

We'll be at Shutterstock this month. Thanks to Shutterstock for hosting! It's going to be a great event!

See you there!