Here’s the first of a series of introductions for the upcoming Node PDX Conference here in bright and sunny Portland, Oregon!
…and no, that isn’t sarcasm, it’s the summer time now so we’re allowed to have sun and warm weather! With that, the speakers for Node PDX!
Ward Cunningham presenting…
My Sensors Love Node.js
Who’s Ward? In his own findings, “The Oregonian describes me as the Old Growth of the Silicon Forest. I appreciate the thought but move way too fast to be compared to trees. Think of me as your intellectual immune system separating good technology infections from bad. Ditch that fever. Go with node.“
As Ward describes this presentation, ”I’ve tested a half-dozen home sensor integration technologies over as many years and learned something important about architecture with each generation. I’ve replaced Arduino hardware with Teensy which offers much better USB support. I’ve replace C++ with Perl then with Ruby/Sinatra and now Node/Wiki each time feeling the fresh air of a more friendly and dynamic environment. I’ve plotted results with ascii-art, java-2d, flot and now d3.js which can be a career in itself. I’ll share the good parts of each of these and suggest how you will know when it is time for you to move on.“
Realtime Hardware with Node.js
Key facts about Nexxy:
- Nexxy has been hacking on things in one way or another SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME.
- Nexxy is also known for her occasional use of hyperbole as a literary device.
- Nexxy first began hacking arduinos with node while she was working with a vegan strip club named Casa Diablo.
- Nexxy is now enjoying her work with Ninja Blocks as they take over the world with the internet of things!
- Nexxy inexplicably decided at the last second to write this section of the proposal in 3rd person, bullet form.
…and I have recreated this proposal section here for your information!
Join Nexxy & all for another installment of “Realtime Hardware with Node.js” as we take a look at just how exactly one should go about making a fool of themselves on stage with a bunch of electronics. We will cover the basics of getting started with hardware, demonstrate some cool tech, and conclude with a super rad (slightly hazy) and interactive dance party of epic (modest) proportions — if everyone cooperates. Questions are welcome throughout the presentation and audience members are encouraged* to participate.
* bribed with stickers
Jerry Seivert presenting…
Know Your Environment
Jerry will pose the question, “What if your software knew about its environment and could react?” With very basic electronics skills, and the ability to read a datasheet, you can be well on your way to a smarter and more responsive application. We will discuss some common hardware protocols and how to interface your code with them to build something all “teh aWeSOME“!
Hannah Fousanon presenting…
This presentation covers how we solve this problem at DJZ. The example will be a simplified angular.js application optimized for seo using primarily phantom.js. Viewers can follow along with code on github (link to come).
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(Cross-posted @ Composite Code)