Backbone.js Intro

We'd love to invite everybody for our first meetup in our office space in Hayes Valley. We're two companies: Ditto ( and 2bkco ( and both working on mobile and webapps in backbone.js.

Tentative topics are:


- Introduction to backbone.js (views, routers, models) [Ulf, Eric]

- Introduction to coffee script (incl. best practices) [Ulf, Eric]

- Building data backends with rails and rabl [Eric Allen]

- jQuery Mobile with backbone.js [Eric Allen]

- Perils When Converting a JS app to CoffeeScript [Brian Donovan]


- coffee script view rails generator

- date formats in coffee script

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  • Ulf Schwekendiek

    Hey all, thanks again for coming! We had some technical problems with the recording, which are already resolved and a stream/recording will be available next meetup. Promise! For now, here are the slides and snippets from that last meetup. We're outlining a next for the coming month!­

    September 27, 2011

  • Bernie

    Any chance there's a recorded version? Wish I could've been there, but hadn't heard of the group yet.

    September 26, 2011

  • Jim Finucane

    good talks, good venue, good crowd

    September 20, 2011

  • Mark Maximus Muskardin

    I saw some really awesome demos. Now I'm inspired and motivated to build more Backbone apps. The cool folks at Pirate Ninja were nice enough to share their code. The app they're building looks and feels really good.

    The focus of the meetup was on Coffeescript. Would have preferred to talk more about Backbone basics. We can't assume everyone already knows how to use Backbone. If possible, it'd be great to have more of a lesson/tutorial on Backbone basics to make sure everyone is ramped up.

    September 20, 2011

  • Audrey Fischer

    yay! loved it, thought it was needed in the community. i thought it could have been a little shorter, in order to for people to go home and relax after work. i would also love to see more of a networking aspect - this will allow me to get to know everyone better (and pitch ditto!)

    September 20, 2011

  • Ray Baxter

    I'm very glad I went. The talks and discussion were very useful.

    September 20, 2011

  • Asher Bond

    This looks like a very promising framework for creating, abstracting, and controlling many views of different shapes and sizes. I don't think I'll be giving Jquery UI direct access to the DOM after this.

    September 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Livestream is offline?­

    September 19, 2011

  • Ulf Schwekendiek

    Also, there will be a recording of the talks.

    1 · September 12, 2011

  • Ulf Schwekendiek

    We're looking into getting a couple of more people in, but our office space is very limited, and we're hoping to maintain a class-room sized meetup. Don't worry, though, we're planning to organize this on a monthly basis.

    1 · September 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance of this opening up to more people?

    1 · September 12, 2011

  • Alex Lee

    can't make it this time. will there be recording of the talk? thanks!

    September 6, 2011

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