Past Meetup

Parse Services, Parse Hosting, and ShowKit at Parse HQ at Facebook (building 18)

This Meetup is past

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Did you know that you can build web sites with Parse?

Parse cofounder James Yu will tell us about Parse Hosting (, a new service from Parse that allows us to build and run web sites on the same infrastructure that supports the Parse API. Build your web site with the Express ( Javascript framework and use Parse's server-side Javascript APIs to integrate the same data that you collect and manage with the Parse API in your app.

For background, we'll also get an overview of all of Parse's powerful features ( for backend data management.

Then we'll hear more about ShowKit (, the gesture sharing and videoconferencing SDK that we saw briefly at June's WWDC Afterparty. I've personally tried it, and in less than two hours was able to completely come up to speed on the ShowKit SDK and integrate it with Revolve Robotics Kubi to make the app shown here ( If you've every wanted to integrate video in your app, this is a must-see, and that's just one feature in the ShowKit toolkit.

Thanks to the Facebook acquisition of Parse, we're able to meet at the Facebook campus in Menlo Park. You'll recall from last November that there was an NDA required to attend. Please work with us on this. Also, Facebook security (along with many of our other hosts) asks us for a list of attendees prior to the meetup, so you can do everyone a favor and expedite checkins by registering for meetups using your full name.

Thanks and see you at Parse!