Sessions at nodePDX 2012 with video

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Saturday 11th February 2012

  • Day 1 Kickoff

    by Troy Howard and Adron Hall

    Announce the schedule for the day, WIFI credentials, tell everyone where the bathrooms are, answer any questions and resolve any confusions and generally cover any other important details of that nature.

    At 9:30am to 9:45am, Saturday 11th February

    Coverage video

  • A CouchDB, Neo4j, Redis, and Node.JS Circus

    by Eric Redmond

    NoSQL databases are fun, and we've all wired up a Node.js project to use one. But what about two? What about three?

    That's what's on the docket for this talk. We'll do all the things:

    Walk through a (very) quick intro on CouchDB, Neo4j, and Redis.
    Then learn how to interact with these very different databases using Node.js.
    Then wire them up into a single web application (using Bricks.js, for good measure)
    Write it all in CoffeeScript... buzzword overload!!!
    If you do not walk out of this talk excited and maybe a little confused, I will have failed.

    At 10:00am to 10:45am, Saturday 11th February

    Coverage video

  • Building Applications with Bricks.js

    by Jerry Sievert

    Bricks.js is fast modular framework built on node.js. This session will be a mix of an introduction for those who have not used it, and building a fairly simple application using it.

    Speaker Links

    Bricks.js: http://bricksjs.com/
    Blog: http://legitimatesounding.com/blog/
    Twitter: @jerrysievert
    Github: https://github.com/JerrySievert

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Saturday 11th February

    Coverage video

  • Object-Oriented Patterns in JavaScript

    by Jesse Hallett

    JavaScript is a language that is tremendously flexible, but that comes with few clear conventions. Code organization is one are that has been reinvented perhaps more times than there are JavaScript programmers. I will examine a few tools that are intended to improve the experience of writing object-oriented code.

    Some of the specific tools that I plan to examine are traits.js, CoffeeScript, Prototype, and JiverScripts. The goal is to get a look at different ideas to see what each approach has to offer. We will discuss inheritance versus composition, and question when it is or is not appropriate to use object-oriented code.

    Audience participation is encouraged: if you have a favorite OO implementation, or experiences with JavaScript code organization, feel free to come and to share.

    At 1:00pm to 1:45pm, Saturday 11th February

  • Missing from the Beginning: The Federation of Wikis

    by Ward Cunningham

    Our new wiki innovates three ways. It shares through federation, composes by refactoring and wraps data with visualization.

    The Smallest Federated Wiki project wants to be small in the "easy to learn powerful ideas" version of small. It wants to be a wiki so that strangers can meet and create works of value together. And it wants to be federated so that the burden of maintaining long-lasting content is shared among those who care.

    Speaker Bio

    Ward Cunningham serves in a one-year appointment as Nike's open-data fellow. He has been CTO at CitizenGlobal, a growth company enabling the co-creation of media. Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc. He has served as CTO of AboutUs, a Director of the Eclipse Foundation, an Architect in Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory.

    Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward hosts the AgileManifesto.org. He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continues to be held all over the word.

    Links

    Videos: http://wardcunningham.github.com
    Github: https://github.com/WardCunningha...

    At 2:00pm to 2:45pm, Saturday 11th February

    Coverage video

  • ql.io - Consuming HTTP APIs at Scale

    by Subbu Allamaraju

    Node.js is a great platform for building I/O bound apps. At eBay, my team applied node.js to solve a very common chore - how to get data from server-side HTTP APIs (or "web services") quickly. ql.io is a result of this work.

    ql.io consists of two parts

    A SQL + JSON inspired DSL for HTTP
    A runtime that you can can either deploy as an HTTP gateway or use as a JS API for node.js based apps.

    In this talk, I will show how you can use ql.io, the agility and performance gains that ql.io can bring in, and then take a deep dive into some of the design choices we made under the hood.

    Speaker Bio

    Subbu has been working with HTTP based APIs for over four years, first at Yahoo! and now at eBay. As an architect and the creator of ql.io at eBay, he is responsible for improving the way HTTP is consumed by apps and pave way for near-real-time and conversational end user experiences. He was also one of the key drivers in adopting node.js at Yahoo.

    Links

    Blog: http://subbu.org
    Project site: http://ql.io
    Twitter: @sallamar
    Company: http://ebay.com/
    Github: https://github.com/ql-io/ql.io and https://github.com/s3u

    At 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Saturday 11th February

  • NODE! Huh! What else is it good for?

    by Scott Koon

    Everyone talks about Node.js in terms of non-blocking I/O and creating a web service or web site using JavaScript. But there is more to Node.js than just Sockets, ports, and protocols. I'll explore some of the non-web exclusive uses of Node.js. Node can be a code compiler, an FTP server, a continuous integration server, a mail server, a deployment server, or an IRC server. Node can provide system reports, build and package your projects, and parse ePub books.

    Speaker Bio
    I've been working with JavaScript for a long time. I co-authored a book called "Professional JavaScript Frameworks" published by Wrox press. I've been a web developer for over 15 years.

    Links
    Blog : http://lazycoder.com/
    Twitter : @lazycoder @LazycoderLinks
    GitHub : http://github.com/skoon
    BitBucket : http://bitbucket.org/scott_koon
    podcast : http://herdingcode.com

    At 4:00pm to 4:45pm, Saturday 11th February

    Coverage video

Sunday 12th February 2012

  • Geddy - A better framework for building apps on node

    by Daniel Erickson

    Many frameworks have been created to allow you to build apps on Node.js - Express, Matador, and Flatiron to name a few. But none of these frameworks are built with development velocity, backwards compatibility, and speed. This is where Geddy steps in. Geddy is a framework built and battle tested by the JS team at Yammer. It's currently running our upload service. During this talk I'll walk you through building a basic web app with geddy, and show you how we used it to build a prototype mobile site for Yammer in less than 12 hours.

    At 2:00pm to 2:45pm, Sunday 12th February