There’s no denying that engineers are in high demand. Bootcamps are popping up everywhere, and while they’re churning out highly motivated juniors, often it’s seniors that companies are really after. So how do we bridge this gap together? On the surface it often looks like we’ve ‘naturally’ developed into our current roles. And, as we progress it’s incredibly easy to forget what it was like being new. Rest assured however, for most the journey has been filled with a whole lot of grit, determination, and discipline.
Azat Mardan is a Technology Fellow at Capital One. Prior to joining Capital One, he worked as a Team Lead at DocuSign, where his team rebuilt a 50-million-user product, the DocuSign web app. Azat has also taught technical trainings at Cisco, Walmart Labs, Hack Reactor, and other organizations. Before that, he worked on software development and web projects at Storify, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Lockheed Martin, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where he worked on the highly popular Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE).
Azat is passionate about technology and finance, as well as new disruptive ways of educating and empowering people. In his spare time, Azat writes on his tech blog webapplog, speaks at conferences and contributes to open-source.
This talk will give a sneak peek of the most interesting and powerful Node.js features. Node.js is quickly capturing the programming world not just in web, but in IoT, drones, robots and embedded systems.
This talk dives deep into the core mechanisms of the Node.js platform and some of its most interesting features such as:
Artur is a web developer and traveler. He writes stories about his adventures in Russian and English on his site and runs a small technology cooperative called Baguette, where he works on cool projects, currently building an ambitious next generation file uploader called Uppy with Transloadit. He rides a foldable bicycle, teaches web development and sometimes gardens on his balcony.
In this talk I’ll tell a story about how I’ve designed & built a home automation robot called Koti (means "home" in Finnish). It’s in charge of controlling my apartment in Moscow, while I explore the world. Koti robot is powered by an Arduino microcontroller with a few sensors, Raspberry Pi, MQTT protocol for messaging, Node.js & web sockets. You can interact with it via React (such virtual dom) control panel, Telegram App chat bot and even your own voice through a browser. I’ll explain how I turned this project into reality — the tech used and the challenges faced. "From a blinking LED to a voice controlled home automation robot".
Shortly after it arrived at his home in 1993, Jordan began disassembling his first computer - his mother was not happy. She breathed more easily when he moved from hardware into programming. Jordan's experience includes companies large and small, universities, and numerous OSS projects. He also speaks at, and helps organize, local user groups, barcamps, hackathons, and conferences. Jordan's primary mission for the last 10 years has been to evangelize technology of all sorts and share what he has learned to help others grow. He is currently a Developer Evangelist for IBM working on StrongLoop and various Node.js solutions. In his down time he enjoys puzzles of all sorts and board games!
Having trouble figuring out where things went wrong in your new Node.js application? Have a slow memory leak dragging down your app? Not sure where to start looking? You're not alone! While Node.js may still be in its adolescence, the tools to properly build, debug, monitor, profile, and scale applications are advancing quickly. This session will introduce developers to proper debugging techniques for Node including understanding the console and other logging mechanisms, the debug console and node-inspector, and some profiling tools. By the end of the talk developers will be better prepared to tackle those nagging bugs and be confident that their applications are performing well.
Samantha Quiñones is a polyglot hacker and systems architecture expert. Over the course of her 17-year career, she has built software and led teams for some of the largest names in financial services and digital media and is currently a Principal Software Engineer on the content platform team at AOL. Samantha is an accomplished writer and frequent speaker at technology conferences, a participant in the White House Data Jam on STEM Workforce Quality, Flow, and Diversity and has been recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the top Latinas in American Media.
Collecting and moving over a billion data records through a pipeline each day is a heavy job, but when it comes to turning that stream of raw data into useful applications, smaller is better. Let's explore how tiny, containerized Node.js apps can work together to process megabytes of information every second, swarming to meet rapidly changing needs while minimizing compute costs.
Rey is a lover of the web and an advocate for web standards. At Microsoft, he’s focused on helping developers build awesome cross-browser experiences and being a feedback conduit for the community. He’s privileged to be an original member of the jQuery Project Team.
Having been focused for many years on client-side development, I knew I needed to round out my skills and get back to some server-side development. Node.js seemed like the best path allowing me to leverage my skills to jump into the back-end. But nothing is ever as easy as it looks and in this presentation, I plan to touch on some of the hurdles I encountered and how I solved some of them.
Ben is a Christian, a husband and a father with over 10 years of experience developing for the Web. He currently is a Senior Frontend Engineer on Eventbrite’s Frontend Platform team. On the side, Ben also enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and blogging (benmvp.com) / tweeting (@benmvp) about his experiences with new web development technologies.
James Halliday has written lots of tiny node modules including dnode, browserify, optimist, and seaport. He draws silly cartoons and always has dozens of mad science experiments laying about. James built underwater robots in Alaska and then moved to Oakland and co-founded browserling.com and testling.com. He says he is on a mission to empower developers to write lots of tiny modules and tiny services instead of giant monoliths. Beep boop.
Browsers have some powerful new features that completely change what we can build on the web. In this talk I will show how to build cooperative infrastructure that users provide for each other instead of depending so much on large centralized providers and what work we still have to do to fully realize the dream of the distributed web.
Colin is a member of the Node.js Core Technical Committee, as well as a hapi core team member. Colin works as a software engineer at nearForm, and is a co-founder of Continuation Labs. Colin is also the author of Pro Node.js for Developers.
Node.js is moving faster than ever, and trying to keep up with all of the recent developments can be challenging. This talk explores recent and upcoming changes in Node, with a focus on core.
Streams provide the tools for building powerful and efficient web applications that scale to handling large amounts of data effortlessly. However, knowing how to leverage them in your web application can be daunting! This talk will introduce an architechture that uses streaming as its main means of communication. It will explore three frontiers of streaming: how to stream from module to module in the back end, sending a stream response from the server to the client, and receiving/processing a stream response on the client. By the end, developers will learn the basics of UNIX streams, how to use them with Node.js scripts, and how to write web applications that profit from all the benefits of streams.
Nick is a senior software engineer on the Web Platform team at Opower. He builds the platform that enables Opower’s web content to reach utility customers and use behavioral psychology to convince them to reduce their energy consumption. Prior to Opower, he interned at Google and Microsoft, and graduated from Cornell University. Nick has contributed to open source projects such as Bower, Foundation, and Chai, and he writes on Medium.
In each instance there will be a lot less code, but it will be more robust, manageable and simpler to reason about and test.