Joel Lord

Joel Lord

Joel Lord is passionate about IoT, AI, Javascript and the web in general. In his spare time, Joel shares his findings via his blog Javascript Everything (
He is currently a Technical Director at the Ottawa Branch of Spiria, is a part-time teacher at the Algonquin College in programming and is involved in various developer communities of the Ottawa-Gatineau area. In his free time, he works on his robots and automates some stuff around the house .

Montreal 2018 sessions

Asynchronicity: concurrency. A tale of

English session - Intermediate

When starting to dabble with Javascript, the biggest challenge for most developers is understanding how to deal with asynchronous development. During this talk, we will cover some of the different ways to handle async programming like callbacks, promises, reactive streams and events. Developers attending this talk will have a better understanding of asynchronous programming and will have a few new tools to their belt to tackle those issues.

Learning Machine Learning

English session - Beginner

From chatbots to your home thermostat, it seems like machine learning algorithms are everywhere nowadays. How about understanding how this works now? In this talk, you will learn the basics of machine learning through various basic examples, without the need for a PhD or deep knowledge of assembly. At the end of this talk, you will know what the Naive Bayes classifiers, sentiment analysis and basic genetic algorithms are and how they work.

Montreal 2016 sessions