An introduction to Node.js

Thursday 13 February 2014, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Mike Tunnicliffe


A high-level introductory talk on what Node.js is - a technology for writing JavaScript based applications using an event-driven IO paradigm; what it is good for - custom servers capable of handling high numbers of concurrent connections; and how it works - single-threaded event loop achieving high utilisation through the use of asynchronous IO.

About the Speaker:

Mike Tunnicliffe has been working in support and development for virtual machine technology for over 10 years, particularly the Java virtual machine. He has recently been working on the IBM SDK for Node.js, porting Node.js and V8 to IBM platforms.


Free. To gain admission please email your name to our Membership Secretary, Algirdas Pakstas, at in advance of the meeting, including the title of the event and your name in the subject line of your email. Attendance lists will normally be finalised on the Monday preceding each meeting but late admission may be accepted by signing in to the Davison Building as a visitor.


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