45 Church Road
Hove, England BN3 2BE

More info: http://asyncjs.com/nodejs/

Arrive from 7.15pm, for a 7.45pm start
Free entry. A voluntary donation is encouraged (£2 to £5) to support the venue.


Did you ever want to use your client-side skills to let rip on the server? Or are you a back-end developer who wants to add JavaScript to your server-side toolkit? Then this is the event for you.

This 90 minute workshop will provide a thorough developer’s introduction to Node.js - an extremely high performance server-side programming framework based on Google Chrome’s lightning fast V8 engine.

The workshop is aimed at developers with some experience of both JavaScript and basic server-side programming in another language.

It will cover the fundamentals of development with Node, then use those basic principles to build scalable solutions for real-world problems.

Client-side developers should come away from the session with an understanding of how they can take their existing skills and apply them to server-side development. Server-side developers should gain a powerful new set of tools for solving problems that their current platform may not be able handle.


Simon Willison works as a technical architect for The Guardian, where he has created such successful web projects as the “MPs’ Expenses” crowdsourcing tool . Previously, he worked with Yahoo!’s Technology Development team and the award winning Kansas newspaper, Lawrence Journal-World, where he co-created the Django Python web framework.


Node.js resources:
* http://nodejs.org
* http://groups.google.com/group/nodejs
* http://howtonode.org/

Official Website: http://asyncjs.com/nodejs/

Added by premasagar on May 7, 2010



Travel directions...

The Werks is just opposite Palmeira Square. You could walk along the seafront, or take one of the many buses that go there - see http://j.mp/plmsq

If you're coming from out of town, then Hove station is the closest (it's just 10 minutes walk). Brighton Station is about 35 mins walk away, but the #6 bus goes regularly to Palmeira Square and takes about 10 mins or so.

See you tonight!


What a fantastic turnout! We had a full room last night, with a great hubbub and excitement about Node and the massively scalable Comet applications it allows. There was much buzz about having our very own regular JavaScript group, to explore so many more subjects (see http://asyncjs.com/ideas to see some ideas for future sessions).

Thanks everyone, and thank you Simon.

The next session (27 May) will be "JavaScript Show n' Tell". I'll create a new blog post about that soon.
If you might want to lead a session, or part of one, please let me know: http://twitter.com/premasagar