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A Discussion of AngularJS Directives in Depth: Yuri Takhteyev & Matias Niemelä

This time around for the #AngularJSTO meetup we have 2 talks and a networking session at the Mozilla Community Space. Core Developer at the AngularJS Project: Matias Niemelä, plus's CTO, Yuri Takhteyev, will be sharing their knowledge with us. Special thanks to our sponsor Cetaris and to our fantastic host, Mozilla

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed. 


7PM: Doors open + mingling 

7:15 PM: Nick Van Weerdenburg, CEO at Opening Remarks

Nick is the founder of and leads's business development, consulting, and enterprise architecture activities. He's a firm believer in the thin-server, full-JavaScript stack, and actively evangelizes for it across the Toronto tech community. 

7:20: Matias Niemelä: “Forms in AngularJS: ngModelOptions and async validators”

Matias will discuss forms (ngModelOptions and async validators) since those are new features in 1.3.

Speak Bio:

Matias Niemelä is a core developer on the AngularJS project, working primarily on animations, tutorials and documentation as well as core-level contributions. While not working on AngularJS, Matias raises the bar on tech blogging via his website He also performs speaking engagements, attends meetups and hosts pair programming tutoring sessions. He lives in Toronto and has over 10 years of solid full-stack web development experience.

8:20 PM: Yuri Takhteyev: "Developing Custom Directives"

Angular's directives, including the ability to write your own, are often billed as one of the key benefits of the framework, but when is it actually the right time to write your own custom directives? I will look at the costs and benefits of using directives in different scenarios, in particular in comparison to using controllers.

Speaker Bio:

Yuri Takhteyev is the CTO at and a former faculty member at the University of Toronto. His interests span software architecture and global software development culture. Yuri’s book on software development in Brazil ( was published by the MIT Press in 2012. His other work has appeared in academic journals and in popular publications such as

9:15 PM: Nick's closing remarks.

We hope to see you there! If you would like to speak about your own AngularJS work experiences with the community, please fill out this submission form ( and we’ll be in touch!

Case studies, technical overviews, demos, and short talks are all appreciated. Tweet insights from the talks using the #AngularJSTO hashtag. Check out some videos of the talks on youtube.


Best wishes,

Nick Van Weerdenburg - The Web Inverted

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  • mohan k.

    Is it possible to get Matias's slides from this meetup?

    1 · August 8, 2014

    • Amanda C.

      We will be posting the videos on YouTube by Monday... Links to follow here. They include visual display of the slides. Otherwise Matias will have to reply to your request. :-)

      August 8, 2014

  • Yuri T.

    My slides from last night are here: However, we'll hopefully have the video soon.

    2 · July 23, 2014

    • Amanda C.

      Thanks so much for the great talk! Will share this link. :)

      July 24, 2014

  • Sean

    It was an eye opener. Thanks for organizing!

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Terry

    Hi, the talks were great. I was wondering if the slides are available somewhere. Thanks.

    2 · July 23, 2014

  • Daniel A.

    How rigid is the attendance list, i.e. should one be courteous by not attending if finding themselves on the waiting list?

    1 · July 22, 2014

    • Ricardo C.

      I just released my reservation.

      1 · July 22, 2014

    • Amanda C.

      Thanks Ricardo.

      July 22, 2014

  • Wing

    Will this talk be recorded and made available?

    2 · July 22, 2014

    • Amanda C.

      We will do so. It may take a while for it to become available, but they're all going up as they're ready at

      1 · July 22, 2014

  • Rodolfo Novak (.

    Still on the waiting list...

    If we don't make it, check out our API Browser and a Bitcoin ATM, both made with angular!

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Roy P.

    ShinyAds is looking for another AngularJS ninja to join our team;

    2 · July 7, 2014

  • Josh A.

    I don't think I'll be in town for this one. Any chance of a video?

    1 · July 4, 2014

    • Nick Van W.

      We should be regularly recording these, so there should be one.

      3 · July 5, 2014

    • K_tatva

      Nick , thanks for this setup.

      1 · July 7, 2014

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