Here’s the second of a series of introductions for the upcoming Node PDX Conference while I train ride up to Seattle today.
Jason Denizac presenting…
Programming With a Purpose
I met Jason over a year ago while he was in Portland at a coding conference. Since then we’ve kept in touch, and everytime I’ve enjoyed seeing him speak. This guy is from a place far over the hills and valleys somewhere in that central part of the United States, but I’m stoked he’s out here on the west coast now bringing more brainpower to the region.
Jason described his talk, “As programmers we are wizards. Our job is to manufacture super powers. Like with the Manhattan Project, wielding such great technological power entails moral implications which we ignore at our peril. But we can recognize this power, embrace it, and use it for great good. Node gives us a tool kit to confront great problems and share in solving them. Specifically: radical decomposition, horizontal reuse, and positive community norms around testing and documentation.
Audience participation requested: be prepared to share your expertise in a real world problem space like education, civics, social equity, environmental conservation, healthcare, or your own favorite “intractable” problem. If time and scheduling permits, I’d love to have a series of lightning talks in which people could introduce other developers to the problem domain.“
This should be a good one.
Thorsten Lorenz presenting…
Module Driven Programming
Thorsten threw a bullet point list of the key points for his presentation, which follows:
- what constitutes a module
- why it is desirable to build smaller modules
- challenges and patterns for separating the application into independent modules
- process of pulling out a module from an application
- replpad case study
- how to become module driven phase1 and phase2
- browserify and how it enables to even manage your client side modules with npm
- quick primer on tools like npm init, pkginit, travisify and npm link that help with module driven development
Peter Braden presenting…
Peter Braden is the author of the node-opencv bindings that allow node scripts to interface with this powerful computer vision library. Peter related to us that he’s both excited and terrified for a future of seeing drones and robots. Currently he works as a web consultant-of-all-trades at frozenridge.co.
…and last but not least for this round of introductions, the mystery of…
She’ll be presenting a mystery topic that is very possible that ONLY attendees will get to see and hear…
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(Cross-posted @ Composite Code)