March 2015 Meeting Announcement

Note: Meeting will be Wednesday, March 25th
Node – Getting started and understanding when to use it

Over the past several years, Node.js has taken hold in the developer community and is being adopted by major corporations such as LinkedIn, WalMart, and Yahoo, as well as many others. This talk will start with the very basics of Node.js: understanding what it is, why it was developed, and what problem areas Node is suitable for. We’ll then move into building some basic Hello World applications using Azure as the hosting environment. Finally, we’ll end with a discussion of various Node.js frameworks, and then build sample applications using the Hapi framework that Walmart Labs has developed. By the end, you’ll be able to better understand when to use Node.js and how to quickly start with developing a rich Node.js application.

Paul Burns

Paul Burns is an IT Systems Integrator at Marathon Petroleum. He spends his time writing Asp.Net MVC applications, maintaining legacy code, and advocating for new technology stacks. He currently supports Marathon’s Transport Operations group, helping to ensure that all the systems needed to dispatch fuel effectively to Speedway stores stay up and running. He also assists others in vetting enterprise wide standards for development practices at Marathon.

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday March 25, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH
Room 106M