Ryan Dahl presents Node.js, what it is and how to program against it by exemplifying with code samples, and shows how to do highly scalable parallel programming with event-based processes.
Ryan Dahl is a programmer at Joyent and creator of Node.js. Even before Node, his focus in the past few years has been on web servers. Ryan grew up in Rochester, New York but now lives in San Francisco.
Strange Loop is a developer-run software conference. Innovation, creativity, and the future happen in the magical nexus "between" established areas. Strange Loop eagerly promotes a mix of languages and technologies in this nexus, bringing together the worlds of bleeding edge technology, enterprise systems, and academic research. Of particular interest are new directions in data storage, alternative languages, concurrent and distributed systems, front-end web, semantic web, and mobile apps.