What we're about

SFNode is a community run Node.js meetup in San Francisco created by dshaw (https://twitter.com/dshaw). We meet on the first Thursday of each month.

Our location changes month to month. If you have an event space, we'd love to have you host. The event host typically provides food and drink, but if you're not able to we can usually find a sponsor for that.

Each month we feature 2-3 talks about Node.js, server-side JavaScript, npm and the surrounding ecosystem. We try to find a good balance between beginner and advanced topics.

If you want to help, we are always looking for contributors (https://github.com/sfnode/contribute). Join us.

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sfnode .

Upcoming events (5+)

SFNode Meetup

Scalable Press

SFNode is looking forward to being hosted at Scalable Press this month. Kicking off the spring season with 2 excellent speakers. Our first speaker William Imoh is visiting and will be talking about developing in Africa. The second speaker Francesca Guiducci is from Pinterest, she will share expertise on GraphQL as a backend developer. At the end we will have an open mic for anyone who has something to share. Schedule 6:30 pm - Doors Open 7:00 pm - Scalable Press Director of Engineering 7:30 pm - "Your Sh*t Doesn't Work in Africa" - William Imoh 8:00 pm - "The backend developer’s guide to GraphQL" - Francesca Guiducci 8:30 pm - Open Mic and Social Time 9:00 pm - Doors close "Your Sh*t Doesn't Work in Africa" With the rapid growing tech ecosystem in Africa in mind, let's talk about why applications perform poorly in these parts of the world and how they can do better. The talk will be focused on web performance bottlenecks, performance tips to mitigate them and insights on the growing developer ecosystem in Africa generally. William Imoh William is a developer, developer advocate and technical writer passionate about building communites and travelling. He currently builds developer communities at Andela and writes technical articles on https://scotch.io/@chuloo . He is passionate about all things JavaScript, Web Performance, JAMStack, good food and great jokes. Twitter: @iChuloo "The backend developer’s guide to GraphQL" There’s a lot of information out there about GraphQL, and most of it focuses on the benefits that this technology brings to developers building web and mobile applications. But wait. What about backend developers? How do things look from their perspective? Can GraphQL help them be more efficient and improve their day-to-day work? In this talk, I would like to illustrate some of the benefits (and the not-so-good parts) of GraphQL from the perspective of a backend developer like myself, and also share some of the lessons and best practices I’ve learned while working with GraphQL. At the end, you’ll want to try GraphQL out if you haven’t done so already, and you’ll also be able to convince your backend developer friends to do the same! Francesca Guiducci Francesca is a software engineer, a tech conference goer, a tea drinker, a cat mum, and a wife. Among other things, she’s very passionate about women in engineering, GraphQL, work-life balance, self-improvement, and continuous learning. She grew up in Italy eating pasta twice a day and loving it! Since she moved to San Francisco a few years ago, she has been on a quest to try out all the Italian restaurants in the Bay Area and find the very best. She recently joined the API team at Pinterest, where she got reacquainted with her first love, Python. Before Pinterest, she was at Trulia working on APIs and, you guessed it, GraphQL. Twitter: @engfragui Open mic Open mic time give attendees 2-3 minutes of time to talk to the entire group. This is the time to debut a new project, announce upcoming events or let people know they're hiring. Upcoming Events • WaffleJs (http://wafflejs.com/)- First Wednesday of the month • NodeSchool SF (http://nodeschool.io/sanfrancisco) - Last Saturday of the month • NodeSchool Oakland (http://nodeschool.io/oakland) - Middle Saturday of the month

SFNode Meetup

Needs a location

SFNode is a community meetup. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month. Every meetup, we try to have a mix of beginner and advanced talks. Schedule 6:30pm - Doors Open 7:00pm - Talk 1 7:30pm - Talk 2 8:00pm - Open Mic and Social Time 9:00pm - Doors close Open mic Open mic time give attendees 2-3 minutes of time to talk to the entire group. This is the time to debut a new project, announce upcoming events or let people know they're hiring. Upcoming Events • WaffleJs (http://wafflejs.com/)- First Wednesday of the month • NodeSchool SF (http://nodeschool.io/sanfrancisco) - Last Saturday of the month • NodeSchool Oakland (http://nodeschool.io/oakland) - Middle Saturday of the month

SFNode Meetup

Needs a location

SFNode is a community meetup. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month. Every meetup, we try to have a mix of beginner and advanced talks. Schedule 6:30pm - Doors Open 7:00pm - Talk 1 7:30pm - Talk 2 8:00pm - Open Mic and Social Time 9:00pm - Doors close Open mic Open mic time give attendees 2-3 minutes of time to talk to the entire group. This is the time to debut a new project, announce upcoming events or let people know they're hiring. Upcoming Events • WaffleJs (http://wafflejs.com/)- First Wednesday of the month • NodeSchool SF (http://nodeschool.io/sanfrancisco) - Last Saturday of the month • NodeSchool Oakland (http://nodeschool.io/oakland) - Middle Saturday of the month

SFNode Meetup

Needs a location

SFNode is a community meetup. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month. Every meetup, we try to have a mix of beginner and advanced talks. Schedule 6:30pm - Doors Open 7:00pm - Talk 1 7:30pm - Talk 2 8:00pm - Open Mic and Social Time 9:00pm - Doors close Open mic Open mic time give attendees 2-3 minutes of time to talk to the entire group. This is the time to debut a new project, announce upcoming events or let people know they're hiring. Upcoming Events • WaffleJs (http://wafflejs.com/)- First Wednesday of the month • NodeSchool SF (http://nodeschool.io/sanfrancisco) - Last Saturday of the month • NodeSchool Oakland (http://nodeschool.io/oakland) - Middle Saturday of the month

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SFNode Meetup

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