August 2013 Meetup Slides - Streams and Digital Radios

16 August 2013

The Seattle Node.js Meetup group’s August 13th meetup took us through the Node.js core library with Streams2 and into the “real world” of hardware with digital radios. Mixpo hosted the event and provided us with tasty pizza and beverages. We also heard about the MoDevTablet conference in Seattle, now underway.

And, now we’ve got the slides to share!

Node Streams2 Demystified

Bryce Baril of Ravenwall took us through a tour of Node.js Streams2 (and even hinted at Streams3 coming next):

If you’re like me the first few times you tried to figure out node streams, you ended up confused and gave up because it was too difficult to understand. With streams2 that has all changed. I’ll quickly walk through all you need to know about streams2 to see just how powerful and easy it is to use streams in your Node.js code.

His slides are now available at:

Creating Polymorphic Web Based Interfaces for Digital 2-Way Radio

John Hays of NW Digital Radio explored the use of Node.js in digital radios:

An overview of the UDR56k-4 radio project and how technologies such as websocket/node.js are enabling command, control, and communication to the radio from platform independent web interfaces.

John’s slides are available at:

Some additional links of interest include:

See you next time!

We’re already looking for topics and speakers for our next meetup. Some ideas so far are Node.js security and error-handling / domains. Put your thinking caps on and contact the organizers via email at or Twitter at @seattlenode to suggest something or volunteer for a main or lightning talk!

As always, you can find all things Seattle Node.js-related at the group website:

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