High Performance Node, Bots, and New Languages!

Wednesday 15 Feb 2017 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Hi Nodesters! We've got great talks this month! NOTE THE LOCATION at Shutterstock!!!*

Lauren Spiegel - High Performance Node.js: learn how to full throttle your code

Lauren joins us from SF where her company Scality, a world leader in object storage, has developed and open sourced an S3 clone built entirely in Node. Her talk will cover: How Node enhanced the development process, problems encountered (e.g. ES6 compatibility) and solutions, how to get maximum performance and lowest latency from Node app, and how developers can use the server to develop apps that are S3 compatible!

We'll leave the house with some key takeaways: Node.js performance optimizations for lowest latency and lowest CPU usage, using the S3 Server to have a quick local S3 instance for development or CI/CD, and useful Node.js tools for infrastructure applications.

Rachel White - smarter & cuter bots

Everyone loves a good twitter bot, and node lets you get one up and running very easily. But what if we made bots cuter and more intelligent? Instead of using text as fodder for this bot, I'll show you how to make a Twitter bot in Node.js using Twitter's API, ImageMagick, and Microsoft's Face API to manipulate selfies with cute overlays.

Joey Schorr - Serulian: Better development of scalable web applications

Development of large scale web applications today is hindered by our choice of language. JavaScript and its derivatives (ES5, ES6+, TypeScript) present legacy challenges that make such development highly frustrating in many cases. Serulian is a new language with the goal of allowing for truly scalable and distributed development of web applications, while continuing to work seamlessly with existing JS/ES/TS code.

More Lightning Talks Spots Available! Reach out with topics to present!

***Note on security***: As always, please ensure your full name is listed on your Meetup profile, if you RSVP yes to join. Building security will need it to grant you access to the event.

We'll be at Shutterstock this month. Thanks to Shutterstock for hosting! It's going to be a great event!

See you there!

- Matt

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