Project/Technology Showcase, April 25th

Christian Nelson ·

Carbon Five and Good Eggs are joining up to show off some of the projects they’ve recently worked with an emphasis on the technology that made them possible. We want to share what we think is interesting and what we’ve learned along the way.

Genetic Symphony – A Genentech, IDEO, and Carbon Five collaboration for TED2012. Participants provide a genetic sample via a cheek swab, which is processed overnight and used to generate a unique song and visualization. Tech includes: Backbone, CoffeeScript, Audia, PhoneGap, SoX, RMagick, Rails, Jasmine and Sinon.

Presenters: David Hendee and Sean Durham, Carbon Five

ChatOS – A collaborative UX/programming experiment that allows participants to build a shared real-time web experience. It provides the basic plumbing that makes collaborative programming possible and leaves it up to the participants to build the tools and design the interactions. The talk will provide a live, interactive demonstration, and will briefly cover the technology behind the application including Node.js, Mocha.js, HTML 5, Web Sockets, and Mongo DB.

Presenter: Alex Cruikshank, Carbon Five

Escape from the Pyramid of Doom – If you set out to build real, reliable apps using Node.js you will need to tame the callback-based asynchronous jungle you find yourself in. For the last several months at Good Eggs we have explored solutions that include a combination of third party libraries, homegrown libraries, and convention. For this talk, we use our journey to provide a survey of different techniques for writing asynchronous code in Node.js including fibrous, the library solution that we currently use to support our established conventions.

Presenters: Alon Salant and Randy Puro, Good Eggs

Q & A – We want to continue discussing anything already mentioned, or go over other topics that might be interesting (e.g. js testing, tech stacks, hosting, project management, etc).

Wednesday April 25th. Doors at 6 and talks start around 6:30. Food and drinks will be provided. Huge thanks to CBSi for the venue and sponsoring food/drinks!

Please RSVP on the SF JS meetup event page!

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

Christian is a software developer, technical lead and agile coach. He's passionate about helping teams find creative ways to make work fun and productive. He's a partner at Carbon Five and serves as the Director of Engineering in the San Francisco office. When not slinging code or playing agile games, you can find him trekking in the Sierras and playing with his daughters.