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Node.js + Higher Ed = Awesome!

AIM3 Applications, Integration and Mobile

Location: Pavilion Ballroom East

MONDAY, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

Such Node.js, much happy, wow! You might think that Node.js is a newcomer in town, but it has been around for for about 5 years now! Very prominent companies such as LinkedIn, Paypal, Walmart, and Yahoo! have adopted Node.js and are paving the way for it to become the next major platform. Node.js will make your developers happy and your Rails, PHP and Java developers jealous. Node.js is quickly becoming a highly performing, efficiently coded, happy-developer platform and it fits right into the Higher Ed community. This talk will explore the advantages of using Node.js in Higher Ed. We’ll discuss several use-cases ranging from powering a mobile application to a full-blown web application and how to start the conversation to start using Node.js! Getting started is easy and the power of the Node.js community shines a light on the endless possibilities.

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Jim Muir
Senior Mobile Developer, The Ohio State University

Jim Muir is a mobile developer for The Ohio State University in the Office of the CIO. He joined as a student for University Libraries and was then hired full-time as a web developer. After six years, he left the libraries to become a member of the OSU Mobile team within the OCIO. He dabbles in all sorts of tech, such as iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Grails, Rails, PHP, Node.JS, responsive web, HTML5, Bluetooth LE, Smartwatches, and the Internet of Things.