This month we're sponsored by the fine folks at Cloudflare. We have three talks from Zack Bloom of Cloudflare, Laurie Voss of npm and Robert Aboukhalil!
The Meetup will be recorded and videos will be linked here after the event. Space won't be an issue this time, so hope y'all can make it.
6:00pm - Doors open
6:30-7:15pm - WebAssembly on the Server, Zack Bloom
7:30-8:15pm - npm and WASM: how can we help?, Laurie Voss
8:30-9pm - Speeding up genomics data analysis tools, Robert Aboukhalil
About the talks:
*WebAssembly on the Server*
We hear of WASM as a tool for unlocking new languages and performance inside web browsers. It turns out that the tremendous work and investment in the WASM platform has a surprising benefit: the ability to run server-side code in a more lightweight, secure, and collaborative way on servers too! We will talk about how we’re seeing people run WASM to replace traditional virtual machines, containers, and processes, and what it unlocks for them.
*npm and WASM: how can we help?*
npm's ethos since it began has been to observe what developers are doing and make those workflows as easy and frictionless as possible. Our latest developer survey shows enormous interest in WASM, so we're preparing to welcome a flood of new WASM devs to the npm community. I'll give you some early stats on WASM adoption and talk about npm's plans to support WASM, including an experimental new version of npm.
* fastq.bio, an interactive genomics web tool *
About the speakers:
Zack Bloom (@zackbloom) helps build the future of the Internet as the Director of Product for Product Strategy at Cloudflare. He was a co-founder of Eager, an app platform for non-technical website owners, which was acquired by Cloudflare in 2016. He is also the creator of open-source projects which total over fifty-thousand stars on Github.
Robert is a Bioinformatics Software Engineer at Invitae, which means he spends his time... engineering software for bioinformatics purposes. Specifically, he develops cloud applications to enable the interactive analysis and exploration of genomics data. Robert has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from CSHL and a Bachelor in Computer Engineering from McGill.