January Meetup: Kris Selden plus awesome lightning talks

I've got to tell you all: I am excited about the way this evening is shaping up:

Kris Selden, Ember.js core team member and "performance wizard" joins us from Seattle to speak on The Power of *Really* Understanding Ember. His talk will cover binding and computed property idioms, how to leverage the run loop in your app, and illuminating common misunderstanding while helping you attain conceptual coherence of the most important features of Ember.

Noah Davis will preside over the game-show successor to Ember.Jeapordy.

Our lightning talk lineup this month is DEEP and promises to be pretty awesome:

We're happy to welcome Mike Nicholaides from Philadelphia for a talk about Patterns for Forms in Ember.js.

Michael Grassotti returns to the Ember.js NYC stage for a talk about the New Router API.

Another Ember.js NYC alum and core contributor, Stefan Penner, will cover Dependency Injection in Ember master.

First-time presenter Asha Gupta will discuss the when, why and how of Creating a stateManager for UI elements like modals and drawers.

Brooklynite Alex Matchneer is going to tell us about an Ember-compatible templating language he is working on in Emblem: pain-free templating for Ember

If you have a talk you would like to present at this or a future meetup, contact me at luke at lukemelia.com.

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  • BJK

    Would love to get the slides from Kris's talk!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all,

    Thanks for having me last night. I enjoyed meeting you folks, and appreciate the opportunity to present.

    Here is the code from my talk about forms: https://github.com/nicholaides/ember-form-patterns

    The last question I got was about whether Ember Data converts strings to numbers automatically if you have a numeric attribute. I added a branch to the repo named "ember-data" to test this out with the latest build of Ember Data. It turns out that Ember Data does not convert it for you. Perhaps that code is not yet in master or I'm doing it wrong. I'd appreciate the feedback.

    Thanks,
    Mike Nicholaides
    Freelance Web Developer
    http://ablegray.com

    January 25, 2013

    • stefan p.

      Mike thanks for looking into this, this quite unexpected.

      It looks like it should be relatively simple restore this functionality, i'll ping the ember-data gods and see if this was an intentional omission or not.

      January 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, stefan! For those still following this conversation, the getter/setter technique I used in my form presentation is still useful, and will be even when Ember Data is fixed. You may want to convert user-entered dates to Date objects (e.g. they type "tomorrow"), or when handling money, you would want to convert "49.99" into a BigDecimal object (or similar) because JS numbers can't handle decimals accurately.

      January 25, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Great to see so many people at last night's meetup. Here's the slides from my talk: https://speakerdeck.com/mikegrassotti/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-router

    January 25, 2013

  • Asha G.

    Hey y'all! Here are my slides from my talk last night on "How to use stateManagers to manage complex, non-URL based views". Reach out if you have questions: https://speakerdeck.com/ashaegupta/managing-modals-and-other-non-url-based-views-in-ember-dot-js

    1 · January 25, 2013

  • Alexander Wallace M.

    My talk on Emblem.js, the new templating language for ember, can be found here: https://speakerdeck.com/machty/emblem-dot-js-ember-targeting-indentation-based-templates

    1 · January 24, 2013

    • Xavier L.

      That's awesome! Made my day!

      January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm digging this templating language. Keep up the good work :)

      January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to see the code / hints from the lightning talks (the forms one especially). Where should I look for these?

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sad to miss this -- would love it if the speakers uploaded their slide decks afterwards! Have a great time tonight.

    January 24, 2013

  • Geert D.

    Network tonight w/ Luke, Kris and many others at the meetup.
    We built an easy browse/search page for/with all attendees:
    http://bit.ly/UZCQXG Happy networking! 
-G.

    January 24, 2013

  • Luke M.

    Here's the Yapp for the meetup: http://my.yapp.us/EMBER (Meta-bonus: both the creation and mobile experiences are powered by Ember)

    January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow almost 120! Will there be enough space? Thanks to Pivotal Labs for hosting us!

    January 18, 2013

    • Luke M.

      Awesome to see the community growing! I gave Pivotal the heads up earlier today. They will have enough space as well as pizza and beer. Because they are that awesome.

      2 · January 18, 2013

  • Alexander Wallace M.

    Whoa, so is there an established trend of always presenting a mini-game written in Ember or something? If so, awesome. We should start taking requests, triaging based on which one seems to solve a bizarre or unusual problem via idiomatic Ember.

    January 14, 2013

    • Luke M.

      If you mean Noah's bit, it's more of a trivia schtick as a fun way to quiz people (and teach) some Ember knowledge, and give out some schwag. (I have Ember stickers this month!) Your idea sounds cool, though, too!

      January 14, 2013

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