• Ben Farrell
  • Design Technologist GE
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Whatever you call him... a front-ender, a creative developer, full stack engineer, Ben just loves to have fun pushing lots of pixels and making them do his bidding. Ben likes to try new things and talk about it whether they work or don't.


  • C++ and Node.js: An Unholy Combination, but oh so right
  • Time: TBD | Room:
We love Node.js. But, it doesn't do everything...or does it? Node offers a plugin architecture where you can make your own addons. The downside? It's C++...a far cry from the typeless garbage collected world of Javascript. In this presentation, we'll talk about how you can make your own Node.js addon. Ben Farrell will touch on the C++/Javascript bridge, multiplatform compilation, using shared libraries, and more! Ben will also talk about what motivated him to learn about all this crazy stuff: an open source 3D sensing library that was only available for C++ that he REALLY wanted to get into Node.