September Meetup at Galvanize, Sponsored by WeConnect Recovery!

Seattle JS
Seattle JS
Public group
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It's the 2nd Thursday of the month, time to hang out with your fellow web developers!

Stick around after the main event for a social hour at Flatstick Pub (240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104)!


Topic 1: What is is Node.js and why did it become so popular?
by: Trivikram Kamat
Github ( | Twitter (

abstract:: In this talk, I plan to explain how Node.js became possible and how it became extremely popular. It’ll explain what additions JavaScript language needed to have to manage a server and compete with other scripting languages like Perl, Python, Java etc.

bio:: I'm an SDE with Amazon and have been working on Node.js for last two years. I've been contributing to Node.js core (support for HTTP/2) since October 2017 and became Node.js core collaborator in March 2018.


Topic 2: Writing with JavaScript
by: Matthew Conlan
Github ( | Twitter ( | Website (

abstract:: The web is a powerful medium that provides unparalleled information access and the ability to publish dynamic multimedia narratives. In this talk I discuss Idyll, an open source project designed to lower the barrier to entry to create explorable explanations and the types of interactive articles published by news outlets like the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post.

bio:: Matthew Conlen is a software developer, computational journalist, and Ph.D. student at the University of Washington. He is the creator of the Idyll project, and has worked with news outlets like FiveThirtyEight, the New Yorker, and the Huffington Post.


Topic 3: Performance Timeline: the performance API you didn’t know you needed
by: Shyju Krishnankutty
Github ( | Twitter ( | Website (

Abstract:: In this talk, I will walk you through my journey towards how I started caring about web performance and different approaches I took for that. We will explore the performance timeline API’s and how those can be used to build a fast web experience.

bio:: Shyju Krishnankutty is a former Microsoft MVP and currently a developer at MSN where performance is a top priority.


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