[HCS] HCS Tech Talk PALOOZA (YCombinator, MongoDB, Meteor, Facebook, Asana

Saagar Deshpande saagar at hcs.harvard.edu
Mon Sep 30 03:01:16 EDT 2013


Please see the following tech talks! RSVP for ones that you plan on
attending, so we know how much food to order!!


Join the Harvard Computer Society for a weeklong line-up of exciting Tech
Talks, food, and fun!

Y-Combinator (Paul Graham, co-founder)

Come out to HCS's Y Combinator Tech Talk with founder Paul Graham, along
with partner Sam Altman and YC alum!

Paul Graham is a programmer, venture capitalist, and essayist well known
for his work on Lisp, for co-founding Viaweb, and for co-founding the Y
Combinator seed capital firm. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in
Computer Science from Harvard.*


   *Wednesday 10/2, 7pm, Science Center D*

   RSVP <https://www.facebook.com/events/187472061437883/>


MongoDB is a cross-platform document-oriented database system. Classified
as a "NoSQL" database, MongoDB eschews the traditional table-based
relational database structure in favor of JSON-like documents with dynamic
schemas (MongoDB calls the format BSON), making the integration of data in
certain types of applications easier and faster.


   *Thursday 10/3, 7pm, SOCH penthouse*

   RSVP <https://www.facebook.com/events/242808505867251/>

Meteor (of meteor.js fame) (Matt DeBergalis, co-founder)

Matt DeBergalis, co-founder of Meteor, will be giving a tech talk on Friday
at noon in Maxwell Dworkin Room G115, entitled "The Design of Meteor: a new
open-source platform for building modern applications in JavaScript". He
will be talking about the architecture and design behind Meteor as well as
what it took for Meteor to become one of the most popular projects on

Meteor is a popular open-source JavaScript framework that lets experts and
developers alike write top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time. At
its core is the Distributed Data Protocol. Its release was the largest in
Hacker News history.


   *Friday 10/4, 12pm in MD G115*

   RSVP <https://www.facebook.com/events/1379594212276136/>

Facebook (Keito Uchiyama '11)

Come learn about the ins and outs of Facebook with Keito Uchiyama ‘11,
former HCS member


   *Monday 10/7, 8pm, Boylston 103*

   RSVP <https://www.facebook.com/events/607639319282050/>


Asana is a web and mobile application designed to improve the way teams
communicate and collaborate.


   *Tuesday 10/8, 8pm, Sever 103*

   RSVP <https://www.facebook.com/events/1416317401929065/>
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