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Performance Optimization And Building A Telepresence Robot

This month we have a lot of content planned! First, we'll have a session for beginners on debugging. Then, we have two main presentations: JavaScript Performance Optimization by Jeremy Duvall and Building A Telepresence Robot by Tim Kadom.

JavaScript Performance Optimization

JavaScript is the ubiquitous language of the browser; love it or hate it, and there are many very powerful aspects of the language that can—and will—cause you to blow both your legs off in C-like fashion. We’ve all heard it said that “Pre-mature optimization is the root of all evil.” but spending a slice of time looking at performance profiles for our applications is an inevitability—especially on a mobile platform. Whether you're dealing with creeping web pages, 1GB Chrome tabs, excruciating web views, or misbehaving node servers, we all can benefit from some basic optimization chops.

Jeremy Duvall is a software architect with Slalom Consulting specializing in scalable, performant, and maintainable enterprise applications built through the lens of a healthy respect for compiler technology.

Building A Telepresence Robot

Tim Kadom of Thoughtworks will walk us through how he built a telepresence robot that can not only connect to Google Hangout, but be remote controlled from within it.

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  • pradeep

    Hello Everyone,
    We are creating a javascript community.
    Please show your interest at

    http://jsbunch.com/

    April 20, 2014

  • Tim k.

    March 17, 2014

    • Dave N.

      Thanks for the presentation Tim, you really cold me on the Beagleboard. Everywhere I looked was sold out of the Beagleboard Black so I ended up buying a "kit" from Maker Shed long with power supply, case, and wi-fi dongle from Amazon. I plan on spending the weekend getting up to speed with it.

      1 · March 18, 2014

    • Tim k.

      Ha, let me check my Texas Instruments royalty account to make sure I get credit... Hope you enjoy the beaglebone! Let me know if you need help with setting up anything. I am working on the next generation of the rover based on the roomba. So the next few weeks should see some updates to the project files...

      March 18, 2014

  • Toby H.

    Here's my script to add typos to your code - for if you are too perfect. https://github.com/airportyh/add-a-typo

    March 18, 2014

    • Russell F.

      Toby I presume it will only work on js for now?

      March 18, 2014

    • Toby H.

      It will work for any text file.

      March 18, 2014

  • Russell F.

    Great. A+ Presentations by all three speakers. Great Venu & great variety of people there. Well done meetup tonight.

    March 18, 2014

  • Chris R.

    I'm fairly new to JavaScript. My guest is too. What level of experience is best for this meet up?

    March 17, 2014

    • Toby H.

      We try to have something for everyone.

      March 17, 2014

    • Tim k.

      For the telepresence bot, the javascript is fairly easy to grok...

      March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does the session for beginners start at 7pm? or does that start early?

    March 17, 2014

  • Sean H.

    I'm new to the group, and wondering what the agenda/plans are for the upcoming meetup? Vague notions will be sufficient.

    March 4, 2014

    • Randall K.

      Toby should be updating the description and sending out an announcement shortly with exact details of the Awesomeness planned for March!

      March 4, 2014

    • Sean H.

      See--as soon as I saw the email with the topics you had me hooked. Everyone needs to think about performance, and who /doesn't/ want to know how to build a telepresence robot?

      March 11, 2014

  • Jerry C.

    Web developer new to the area looking to network with fellow developers.

    1 · February 21, 2014

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