Tom Hughes-Croucher

Tom Hughes-Croucher
Senior Software Engineer, Uber Technologies Inc

Web site | @sh1mmer

Tom Hughes-Croucher is the CTO at, the world’s largest petition platform. Tom loves helping people change the world every single day. Previously, he founded Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy that helped make their clients’ (Walmart, Nexenta, MySpace, Comcast, the New York Times, etc.) Internet applications really fast. Tom has also worked at Joyent on the Node.js team, at Yahoo!, and a range of other startups.

Tom is the coauthor of the O’Reilly book Up and Running with Node.js and has contributed to a number of web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Walmart, NASA, Yahoo!, Tesco, Three UK, and the UK’s Channel 4 Television.


Location: Portland 255
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Uber Technologies Inc)
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While JavaScript is ubiquitous on the web it isn't really well known outside of the browser. All of that is about to change. Node.js is a fast, non-blocking, event driven server that is opening the door for JavaScript on the server. For everyone who ever wanted to use JavaScript everywhere, or wondered just how fast a server can go, this talk if for you. Read more.
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