GeekSpeak for 2014-07-19

Node.js Packages Noriega's Cratering Verizon Service

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Daniel Shaw, founder of NodeSource, joins the Geeks to talk about open source software development, NodeJS and running a software company.

“Verizon made an enemy”

“75Mbps Verizon FiOS service isn’t good enough to stream Netflix smoothly.”

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

Evil bastard sues over game representation of him being an evil bastard.

What Created This Huge Crater In Siberia?

“What is it with Russia and explosive events of cosmic origins? The 1908 Tunguska Explosion, the Chelyabinsk bolide of February 2013, and now this: an enormous 60-meter wide crater discovered in the Yamal peninsula in northern Siberia!”

Our Guest: Dan Shaw

Dan Shaw (@dshaw) is dedicated to helping improve and expand the Node Community. He is a veteran of numerous Node.js startups, including Voxer, Spreecast and Storify. Dan has extensive experience building large-scale, realtime systems with Node.js and has been building production services using Node since v0.2. Dan is a frequent speaker at Node.js, JavaScript and Realtime conferences, the host of the NodeUp podcast and the organizer of events like International NodeBots
Day and the NodeBots SF meetup. Prior to Node, Dan worked in large-scale government contracts for Defense, Health Care and Education.

Bonus info: Dan has a fantastic avatar image:
Dan Shaw, dshaw

Correction: Package Manager Counts

NPM currently rules the roost, but it didn’t steal that crown from CPAN. Java’s Maven is now #2 with Ruby Gems rounding out the top 3.

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