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Latest News: A flat ticket rate for all.

WAIT 2015 launched with two ticket levels; the Early Bird and the Flat Rate.

We've just made that a lot simpler.
The 1st annual WAIT Conference presents two days of education, inspiration and collaboration in the heart of Manchester. Join us on 4-5th June 2015.
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Here's the Node Advisory Board minutes (2014-12-04) where they discussed the io.js fork.   #nodejs  
December 04, 2014#. Attendees#. Chris Williams (CW) Bert Belder (BB) Chris Saint-Amant (CS) Cian O'Maiden (CO) Danese Cooper (DC) Erik Toth (ET) Issac Roth (IR) Kevin Decker (KD) Scott Hammond (SH) Todd Moore (TM) Dan Shaw (DS) Isaac Schlueter (IS) TJ Fontaine (TF) Trevor Norris (TN) ...
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The early bird tickets for WAIT 2015 are only available until 31st December. Get them in the next 22 days before they go and full price is restored! http://waitconference.eu
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A little concerned for #nodejs  lately.  Feels like development has stagnated from the point of view of stable releases.  0.12 has been a long time coming as still hasn't arrived, but was stated to be a single Windows patch away from release (back on 2014-11-06).  Also, there's only been 2 meetings of the Node Advisory board and they've missed their 3rd by a week with no mention (that I can find) of why (https://nodejs.org/advisory-board/2014-11-06/minutes.html#minutes_md_next_meeting).

To top it all off, someone has created a mysterious fork of the project (calling it io.js) which is doing the rounds on HackerNews.

Unless I'm missing some obvious place to keep up with news, I don't feel like the people behind Node are communicating well enough.  It'd be nice to have a place that clearly states what's going on and stances on larger issues (keeping V8 up to date, 0.12 release delay, what's happening with the advisory board).
I don't have very specific details as I'm a bystander too but it seems Node has been stuck in 0.10.x land since early 2013 (http://blog.nodejs.org/2013/03/11/node-v0-10-0-stable/) while Node 0.12 and 1.0 releases were being talked about well over a year ago by former BDFL Isaac Schlueter (now at ...
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Made it into +Peter Cooper​'s Node Weekly, issue 63, with my blog post on ES6, #nodejs and using Traceur to take advantage of future features of #javascript
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Blogged on myself speaking at Web Applications In Trend 2015 and reasons why you should go as well #javascript
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Really tempted to try out Go as a new language to learn, but finding it hard to decide what I could build with it.  Always find it easier to learn something if I have a little project that I'd like to put together.
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I think my new year's tech resolution will be to learn +The Go Programming Language.  It's looking really interesting lately and the tooling built around it sounds good.  Plus I'm just a teeny bit frustrated with everything going on with #nodejs  recently (lack of progress, forks), not that I'd abandon it completely (unless I totally fall in love with Go).
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Short blog post covering my little Grunt plugin "grunt-twbs" for building custom Twitter Bootstrap CSS #nodejs  
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The new  #nodejs  advisory board was supposed to meet about a week ago (2014-11-20) but no minutes from it have appeared and I can't find any other mentions of it happening.  Anyone know if it's been delayed? (cc: +Chris Williams)
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Thanks to +CloudFlare (free tier) I've now got https enabled for my personal site.  My site is pre-generated static HTML that's hosted on GitHub pages.  The only problem I ran into was an automatic redirect for URL's that didn't end in a forward slash, which would redirect to http instead of https.  A few alterations to my site generation script and I've added those forward slashes where needed.
As much as I enjoy writing JavaScript, there are various parts of it I'm not the biggest fan of. When I saw Coffee-Script, I loved how much more enjoyable and easier it seemed to write JavaScript. But eventually there were places that Coffee-Script just seemed to get in the way or was overly ...
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Blogged on playing around with ES6 in #nodejs  through the use of 0.11 harmony flags and traceur.
What the future holds for JavaScript; ES6 in Node.js; Traceur; Gluing it together with Grunt; A minor example; Final words. As much as I enjoy writing JavaScript, there are various parts of it I'm not the biggest fan of. When I saw Coffee-Script, I loved how much more enjoyable and easier it ...
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I'm a web developer who started out using PHP / MySQL to build a website for a clan I had founded.  Years later I managed to make the jump from a network / desktop support job to an actual web developer role, using ColdFusion and Microsoft SQL Server.

Also really into my games, movies and reading.  I'm an avid gamer on my XBox360, although tend to play older releases as I'm always catching up.
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