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Wednesday, December 9 • 11:50am - 12:10pm
JavaScript, For Science! - Max Ogden, DAT Project

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Recent low level primitives like Buffers in Node, Typed Arrays in JavaScript, Node Native C++ Addons and Web Assembly and Web Workers have brought JavaScript and the Web in general into exciting new territory: Scientific computing!

I believe the future of scientific computing on the web means using Node to wrap your C programs in a high level API, building dataviz in WebGL and shipping the whole thing to your users in an Electron application.

While things are more possible now on the web than ever before, we still have a lot of catching up to do until we have a stack that could rival the excellent tools written by the PyData community.

Learn about potential JavaScript/Node features critical for supporting interesting new use cases: SIMD, Value Types, 64 Bit Integers, virtual filesystems, shared memory and when (or if) we can ever get the standards bodies to prioritize them.

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Max Ogden

Professional Module Publisher, DAT DATA
Max Ogden is a computer programmer from Portland, Oregon working on the Dat Project, providing open source tools for scientific data reproducibility. Dat is part of a non-profit called US Open Data and is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan foundation.

Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm PST
Pavilion West