Meteor Night #1 - 2022

Jan 18, 2022 · New York, United States of America

This meetup is a soft reboot of ApolloMeteorNYC and will take place online. Tonight, we'll talk a bit about the meetup, the state of Meteor, and what we have in mind for 2022.


6:00pm - Welcome / Networking
6:15pm - Meteor Community Survey 2021 - Jan Dvorak

For the past two years, Jan has conducted a survey to measure the pulse of the Meteor community. Tonight Jan will share the pre-publication results of the survey and his perspective on what these data suggest.

Jan Dvorak is an open source contributor, community engineer, aspiring writer & fan of Japan. He is the creator of and leads the MeteorJS global community. Jan is a former ApolloMeteorNYC organizer. You can reach him at or @storytellercz on Twitter or Github.

6:35pm - Meteor Today – Alim S. Gafar

Meteor is not just surviving - it's thriving. We'll share key features of the the most recent 2.x releases and discuss the support that Meteor Software has introduced over the pandemic, including free project hosting, one line deployments, unified installer, Meteor Cloud, and Meteor University. Find out why you should be building web, mobile, desktop, and API applications with MeteorJS.

Alim S. Gafar is a data scientist, tech startup veteran, open source dabbler, developer advocate, and long-time ApolloMeteorNYC organizer. Outside of tech, he has been a community leader in the NYC area, focusing on K-12 education policy, land use issue, and maritime activities. He served as the 45th Commodore of the DYS and is a member of the board of the JSALIS, a member organization of US Sailing. Alim has served and continues to serve on the boards of local corporate organizations. You can find him on LinkedIn at

6:50pm - Open mic/Lightning talks/Pitches/Recruitment

See you there!!!

• What to bring
For online events: your curiosity, your questions, and your experiences. In person events: all the above and your own laptop to get the most out of it :-)

• Important to know
Share you full name in the RSVP to get the most out engaging with the community.

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  • ApolloMeteorNYC

    Meet other developers using Meteor. Share your knowledge, apps, and get feedback from others. Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you're an expert developer or just getting started.  We currently run three (3) different Meetup events: DevShop, Hack Night, and weekend Office Hours.  DevShop is our MDG-supported speaker series, where members with varying degrees of JavaScript, Apollo/GraphQL, and Meteor experience prepare and give talks that

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