Past Meetup

March SFNode Meetup at Brigade

This Meetup is past

150 people went

Every 1st Thursday of the month

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SFNode comes to Brigade on March 1st for a night of wonderful talks, networking and of course food. Starting the night off is Tiffany Han talking about Building Prefix Search as a Service. Next up is returning speaker Thomas Hunter II telling us all about The Long Road to Async/Await in JavaScript.

6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00pm - Building Prefix Search as a Service - Tiffany Han
7:30pm - The Long Road to Async/Await in JavaScript - Thomas Hunter II
8:00pm - Open Mic and Social Time
9:00pm - Doors close

Building Prefix Search as a Service
How do you build a hosted prefix search service that can power suggestions for a dynamic, google-style autocomplete service? This talk will walk you through how I worked with two other developers to build an open source project called Prefixy to do just that. Topics covered include:

A deep dive into data structure and algorithm analysis to support efficient prefix search
Building a ranking algorithm to support crowd-sourced suggestions
Creating a service that supports multi-tenancy
Implementation using Node, Express, Redis, and MongoDB

About Tiffany Han
Tiffany Han is a software engineer at Prefixy, a free and open-source hosted prefix search service. Before that, she worked on and has also done some teaching for Udacity. She finds code strangely addicting and is currently excited about node.js, functional programming, and React.

The Long Road to Async/Await in JavaScript
This is a comparison of different methods for performing asynchronous control flow in JavaScript, specifically Callbacks, Promises, Generators / Yields (ES2015), and Async / Await (ES2016). We will explore a simple code example as it applies to each of these different "phases" of asynchronous control flow. Finally we'll examine how Async functions are just Promises under the hood and that the two are interoperable.

About Thomas Hunter II
Thomas Hunter II is passionate about technology and building products. A web design business created while attending college slowly evolved into a brick and mortar on Main St. of his small Midwestern hometown. His desire for fame and fortune led to the co-founding of a Y Combinator startup and a life in California.

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 ( First Wednesday of the month
• NodeSchool SF ( - Last Saturday of the month
• NodeSchool Oakland ( - Middle Saturday of the month