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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


For those of us in creative professions, sharing knowledge and experience are crucial. Which is why I put so much energy into speaking. I’m available to speak on a wide array of topics, including (but not limited to) Product Engineering Best Practices, Sustainable JavaScript, and various media production topics.

Below are a collection of recent speaking engagements. If you’d like me to speak at your next event, get in touch.

Callback-less Asynchrony: ES6, Generators, and the Next Wave of JavaScript Development

Once again, I was invited back to Nodevember where I presented on a couple of our latest technological advances in the JavaScript community, before a standing-room-only audience.

Disassembling the Monolith: Taming Large Software Projects with Node.js

Given at the inaugural Nodevember JavaScript conference, this talk examines how to break apart a monolithic application that is difficult to deploy and scale, into many smaller “microservices” using Node.js.

Write Code and Get Back to Doing What You Love

This talk, presented at the Chicago Node.js User Group, explains how Node.js allows developers to quickly author high performance networked applications.