[email protected]: Red-Green-Refactor

We are looking forward to welcome you at our next [email protected] meetup!

Two of our community members will share with us very interesting presentations and afterwards we will have time to discuss about node.js, the Athens technology scene and more.

18:00 – Doors Open

18:30-19:15 – Build a Node.js REST API with LoopBack framework by Aggelos Katsaris
(the presentation will be in Greek)

Aggelos is a Technical Architect at code.hub with a comprehensive knowledge of technology and 16 Years of cross-industry experience in Internet-based Applications and websites.

19:15-19:30 – short break with message from our sponsor – Glispa

19:30-20:15 – Is TDD still relevant? Is it a thing? by Dimitris Mengidis
(the presentation will be in Greek)

During the presentation we will question if working environment or implementation context could or should affect practices of a software engineer and why “Writing tests” or “Testing” are not relevant and different than TDD.

As a demo we will follow a node.js module’s commit history to see an application of aforementioned practices and relevant toolsets that enabled such development cycles.

Dimitris Mengidis works as Senior Software Engineer at Glispa for the last 4 years. During this time, he has been involved in a variety of Ad Tech products in the company, such as the Supply Side Platform, the Demand Side Platform and the Affiliate Network. As an API enthusiast, he mostly works with Node.js for the implementation of middleware/gateways to bridge frontend requirements with backend functionality. On his spare time, he loves listening to records from his personal vinyl collection.

20:15 – … Snacks and Networking!

Special thank you to our sponsor Glispa!

Glispa is a mobile ad tech company fully dedicated to empowering our partners with sophisticated solutions. We make it simple for agencies and brands to connect with target audiences and for publishers to monetize their apps. Our product suite is tailored to design a more valuable experience for the user by creating real connections. This approach, combined with our deep understanding of the industry, provides our partners with the best set of tools to make mobile ad tech simple.