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Node.js - Code & Learn

Nov 17, 2018 · Bengaluru, India

Hey Bangalore developers, do you want to participate in the open source communities, but don't know where to start? Get your first (or second or third) meaningful contribution submitted to a popular and important open source project like node.js, under the expert guidance of experienced collaborators in the Code+Learn at our next meetup.

Javascript has remained the most popular programming language for the fifth year in a row, with Node.js being the most popular web framework. Top companies (Netflix, Uber, NASA ...) are building amazing apps, with almost a million re-usable libraries available in the Node.js ecosystem. So investing in Node.js / Javascript skills is an obvious advantage for your short and long term career goals. And having a set of significant contributions to the node core project in your GIT profile, will be a key differentiator on your resume. So what are you waiting for? Register now for the code+learn.

The Node.js code & learn ( https://nodejs.org/en/get-involved/code-and-learn/ )is a platform for you to get on-boarded as a contributor on to the node,js core project. Come with your laptop and programming skills and leave as a node.js contributor, ready to build a strong contribution portfolio. Along the way, get help from experienced node.js community members, network with other open source enthusiasts, and most importantly learn something new.

Pre-requisite:
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- Follow the instructions at https://www.nodetodo.org/getting-started/ (you can omit the last two bullet points) beforehand, to avoid network congestion / delays onsite.
- Bring your laptop, and follow the instructions onsite.

Code & learn will be preceded by:
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Introduction to Node.js: asynchronous programming model with event architecture: Gireesh Punathil [ 15 minutes]
Technical innovation in open source - My PoV: Sakthipriyan Vairamani [ 15 minutes ]
Technical innovation in open source - My PoV: Ujjwal Sharma [ 15 minutes ]
Technical innovation in open source - My PoV: Gireesh Punathil [ 15 minutes ]
Use of Crypto in Node.js: Ujjwal Sharma [ 20 minutes ]

Speaker profiles:
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Sakthipriyan is a member of the Technical Steering Committee of Node.js and coordinator of the Node.js meetups in Chennai, India. He is an active contributor to Stackoverflow, with a reputation exceeding 150 thousand. Apart from computers, Sakthipriyan loves to play Badminton, Chess, and Cricket.

Ujjwal is an undergrad student, an open source software fanatic and an active member of the JavaScript ecosystem. A Node.js core collaborator, Electron maintainer, Google Summer of Code mentor and ex-student, he has been working with the V8 team and the TC39 committee to help make JavaScript better, one commit at a time. He loves to talk about open source software, DevOps, JavaScript, Web Standards and the Open Web.

Gireesh is the Worldwide Service Architect for IBM Runtime technologies team, that develop and support language runtimes for Java, Node.js and Swift, also a Node.js collaborator. In 16 years of his career, he has been porting, developing and debugging web servers, virtual machines and compilers. His expertise is in problem isolation and determination of large and complex software modules. He has spoken at several Node.js and Java conferences. In his spare time, he plays football with kids.

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