May 2015 Workshop - Develop, Deploy, Monitor and Hyper-scale REST APIs Built in Node.js

14 April 2015

The Seattle Node.js Meetup is pleased announce our next meetup on Wednesday, May 20 with a great workshop led by StrongLoop. We’ll get food and beverages thanks to StrongLoop. Please bring a laptop and local Node.js installation (we all have that, right?) so that we can all code up our own REST APIs!

Call for Volunteers: We would appreciate some volunteers to help us breakdown the venue space after the workshop and give Moz back a sparkly clean venue. Please tweet / email us or comment on the Meetup event page!

As always, you can find all things Seattle Node.js-related at the group website: And you can reach out to us via email at or Twitter at @seattlenode.

See you soon!


6:00 - 6:30pm: Start with food and beverages, courtesy of StrongLoop.

6:30 - 9:30pm: Bust out your laptop, dive into the workshop, and code up a production-ready REST API.

9:30pm - 10:00pm: Wind down and help close the workshop.


Develop, Deploy, Monitor and Hyper-scale REST APIs Built in Node.js

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Jumpstart tips for Rails, .NET, Java and PHP developers new to Node
  • Pros and cons of various frameworks for developing Node-powered APIs
  • How to develop APIs from scratch with the open source framework, Express and MDD
  • Connecting Node apps to datasources including MongoDB, REST, Oracle and MySQL
  • Creating aggregations, mashups and custom methods on API endpoints
  • Creating API-based mobile services like push and geolocation through iOS, JS and Android SDKs
  • Enabling offline sync for your devices and apps, particularly for AngularJS
  • Build and Deployment best practices for Node
  • How to monitor Node apps performance using StatsD and your own graphical console
  • Vertical scaling using Node cluster
  • Horizontal scaling and Process Management with open source
  • Nginx & Docker Containerization
  • Microservices Architectural Patterns

Want to get a jump on the workshop? Check out the prerequisites for running LoopBack and then the Getting Started page!


Shubhra Kar, Head of Product Marketing and Education @StrongLoop spends his days working with large Node.js applications in production at big retail, banking and fortune 500 companies. StrongLoop is the biggest contributor to Node.js and io.js core employing than 60% of top committers. StrongLoop also maintains open source frameworks like Express.js and as well as open runtimes like

Before joining StrongLoop, Shubhra was Senior Director, Engg. Services at CA and Wily Technology where he endured hundreds of Java/J2EE performance problems before realizing life would be better in JavaScript. Shubhra is an accomplished speaker who has delivered keynotes and talks on API development, DevOps and best practices in Node.js at IBM Interconnect, HTML5DevConf, QCon, MidwestJS, ConnectJS plus numerous Node.js and MEAN stack Meetups across the US.

Venue / Sponsor

Moz is hosting the workshop and is located at: 1100 2nd Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101.

StrongLoop is providing food and beverages.

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