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Boston Node #2

Autodesk 32 Dry Dock Ave , Boston, MA (map)

On Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00pm, Boston Node will be hosting our next meetup at Rue La La, Boston in Seaport. 

Join us for an evening of tech discussions, entertainment, and networking regarding topics relating to Node.JS, Javascript, and Software Development.

Entry is free and we will include beer/wine and food thanks to our great sponsors.  There will be presenters and plenty of time for networking and discussion.  Please come and enjoy an awesome evening of great talks and great networking opportunities.  Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

- Brian (@codemouse)

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ps - Please update your contact information for the Boston Node meetup group to help with attendance. You WILL need ID to get into Rue La La . 

Rue La La is located at 20 Channel Center in South Boston. You need to bring a photo ID and check in at security, and then you can come up to the 3rd floor. We are a short walk from both South Station (Red Line/Commuter Rail) and Broadway Station (Red Line).

If you’re driving, we recommend entering “229 A Street”, (the address of the back door) as there is another Channel Street in Boston. There is a parking garage located behind the State Street building next door that offers daily rates. You will turn onto Iron St. off of A St. and follow to the end where you’ll see the Channel Center Parking Garage. When walking from the garage, we are in the brick building between Iron Street and Barlow’s Restaurant. There is a big “20” plaque right outside our entrance on A street.

——Event opens at 6:00pm, talks to start around 6:50pm——

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6:00pm - Networking - Beer/Wine/Food 

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Talk #1: Evolution of Asynchronous Javascript in ES6 & E7 with Amal Hussein (@nomadtechie)

Comparing traditional async control flows such as callbacks and promises with ES6 and ES7 first class features such as generators, async/await and observables. 

Amal is a biomedical engineer turned software engineer that has a passion for creating delightful applications that make a difference. She is hyper technical and enjoys having a deep understanding of optimizations and the ‘whys’ behind best practices and patterns. Amal loves to travel and has been to over 29 countries, and speaks four languages. She is also a new co-host on the Web Platform Podcast. 

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Talk #2: Debugging Node.js with Visual Studio Code with James Sturtevant (@Aspenwilder)

Visual Studio Code is a powerful, yet lightweight, tool for developing in all kinds of languages, including Node.js.  In this session, you will see how easy it is to get started debugging your Node.js applications using Visual Studio Code.  We will start with the basics of stepping through debugging on local code, then cover more complex scenarios such as debugging remote machines.

James works for Microsoft where he partners with developers to explore the latest technologies for the web and IoT. Prior to Microsoft, he worked in the web development space for 10+ years working with startups and enterprises to improve the way they do business through technology. James is a regular speaker at local and national conferences and blogs at jamessturtevant.com. When he isn’t practicing his software craft James can be found running through the woods, climbing mountains, or hiking with his daughters.  

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Talk #3: AST rewriting using recast and esprima with Stephen Vance (@StephenRVance)

Have you ever thought, “I wish it was easier to change JavaScript code programmatically?” Maybe you wanted to write or edit a configuration block in source code. Perhaps you wanted to generate customized algorithmic code. For many, this kind of thing seems inaccessible.

The tools exist, though. In this talk, Stephen Vance will look at how he has used recast and esprima to edit and rewrite JavaScript code, leaving the untouched code completely intact, including whitespace and comments. At the end, you should have enough knowledge to be dangerous and start to write the next automatic programming, AI, take-over-the-world, self-improving software.

Stephen Vance ([masked], @StephenRVancewww.vance.com) is a technology leader, developer, book author, and Boston transplant with experience in a wide range of technologies, industries, and company sizes. Most recently, he has been investigating a technology startup idea and diving into the guts of Ember.

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