Archive for August, 2010

node.js Meetup

Posted: August 18, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

Tomorrow night (Thursday Aug 19th, 6 pm) will be the first Node.js meetup at OCI’s offices at 12140 Woodcrest Executive Dr. St.Louis, MO 63141. To get there head west on Olive Blvd. from 270 and take the second right at Commerce Bank. OCI’s offices are right behind the bank. From the entrance, take the stairs to the second floor and take a left down the hallway to room 220.

Peter Griess (from Yahoo) will be giving a presentation on the Web Worker api and James Carr will give a quick introduction to npm. There will also be room for a few lightning talks and discussions as well, so feel free to share what you’ve been doing with node.js or ask questions.

August meeting: Scala monads and NetKernel

Posted: August 3, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

We have some hard-core geekery lined up for the August meeting this Thursday night. Tim Dalton will be bringing his Scala mastery to perennial subject of monads. Personally, I’m curious on his position as to whether monads are or are not burritos.

In addition, we’ll have a talk by Darren Cruse about NetKernel, which is a platform for building “resource-oriented” systems. NetKernel makes strong claims about their ability to create a decoupled scalable architecture that remind me of the best parts of Erlang and SOA. I’m looking forward to hearing what Darren has to tell us.

This month’s meeting is sponsored by Comsys! Many thanks to them for their help.