Message Queues for Everyone


Glen has kindly provided links through to his source code and his presentation.

Presentation slides

Speakerdeck Slides

Conglomerate Source

January 29th at Salem Chapel, Leeds

To kick start 2014 we're joined by Glen Mailer who will provide a practical introduction to how and why you should be using a real message queue - at any scale. We'll have a short introduction to message queue concepts and architecture using AMQP and RabbitMQ, exploring why this is helpful and what queues can be used for.

We'll then have a workshop session where attendees can write queue consumers and publishers against a sample server, giving you a taste of working with a system like this.

Ideally attendees should arrive with Node.js 0.10.x pre-installed, "npm install amqp" will also save us a bit of setup time and bandwidth.

Glen's session promises to be a mix of talk and hands-on coding workshop. So why not join us at our new sponsor's (aql) venue in the historic Salem Chapel which is opposite The Tetley from 7pm?

As ever there will be food, drink and prizes and a fantastic community of like minded developers all keen to learn more about Node.js

Our Speaker

Glen Mailer is a contract developer who is currently working with Sky Betting and Gaming. He also a director at Stainlessed Ltd.


From 7pm on Wednesday 29th January 2014


aql, Salem Chapel, 11-15 Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ


Simply RSVP on our Meetup page.


This event is brought to you courtesy of our sponsors:

  • aql - provide our meeting space in Salem Chapel
  • Conex - provide prizes and pay the bar bill
  • Frogtrade - feed us
  • First 10 - organise the meetings and speakers

Please note the group is intended for developers looking to expand their knowledge in a recruiter free zone only so whilst interest from recruitment consultants is nice we have a no recruiters policy.

Mark Skeet

Mark Skeet

I'm Head of Technical at First 10 Digital and I also organise the NodeUpNorth meetings with the lovely Sarah from Conex!

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