I really had a great time taking in the lively discussions throughout the event. It's events like this that make me want to organize more!
The Growing BayNode Family
One of the things that we have been talking about is having events for both beginners and experts alike. Tony Pujals recently started a learning-node group based out of Hacker Dojo in Mountain View. He and I are talking about folding his events under the BayNode umbrella. I'd also like to organize nodeschool events and we can tag those and Tony's as 'learning node'. Depending on content, lightning talks and presentations can be 'learning node' and/or 'advanced node'. Finally, Adam Crabtree's Haaaaaacknights at LinkedIn are fun for everyone. Look to hear more about this in the coming weeks.
- February 19th - BayNode Hacknight
- February 28th - NodeDay @ Paypal
- March 5th - BayNode Lightning Talks
- March 6th-14th - JSFest in SF
- March 12th - BayNode Hacknight
This meetup was focused on lightning talks and discussions. If you'd like to present at BayNode sometime, please see our GitHub repo for instructions on submitting a proposal.
- BayNode Intro & Upcoming Events
- Conquering Asyncronous Context with CLS - Fred Schott - Video
- Building an API with LoopBack - Raymond Feng - Video
- Managing VMs with Vagabond - Meadhbh Hamrick - Video
- Logging 'Discussion' - Ross Kukulinski - Video
This was a great discussion - unfortuntately you really had to be there to take it all in. The following are links to some packages/services that came up in the discussion. You can also watch the discussion here.
- RabbitMQ as a streaming log system with node-amqp and node-amqp-stream
- Logstash and ElasticSearch
NPM is a hot topic these days with the ongoing cat-fight between Nodejitsu and the newly created NPM Inc. It remains to be seen how this will all turn out, but npm is one of the cornerstones of the Node community. I'd hate to see NPM Inc and Nodejitsu tear it all down for a few $$$.
We did talk about how to handle npm downtime by running your own private mirror or by using a caching proxy.
- npmjs.org repo
- npm registry repo
- Kappa npm-registry proxy
- Nodejitsu Private NPM
- scalenpm January Report
BayNode has an open call for speakers, both for lightning talks and full-length talks. If you'd like to speak, but can't think of a topic, here are some topics that people have expressed interest:
- Generators what are they, why should we care
- ORMs/ODM (Like Mongoose)
- DTrace and Node + DTrace