Future Events

From: user 1.
Sent on: Monday, October 28, 2013 9:38 AM

It was great to see everyone at last weeks first ever JSChannel London meetup, we really hope you enjoyed it, we definitely enjoyed meeting all of you and talking JavaScript!

We're going to be putting on more events in the near future, but we want to community to be involved on deciding on the content, so we have a few broad ideas below that we'd love your feedback on! Let us know which ones appeal to you, which ones don't or even if there's anything we've missed you'd like to see!

  1. An interactive learning session. A developer led session where a new technology or technique is explored through interactive learning. We pick a project or technology (with your help!) and then we break out into small teams, led by a senior engineer, where we'll work on the tasks and hopefully learn a lot about this new technology from each other. You'd obviously need to bring a laptop in order to take part, but apart from that just a willingness to learn is all that's needed. Example topic: building and testing a RESTful API in NodeJS, which would last a couple of hours.
  2. A hackathon. A longer session, maybe happening on a Saturday or Sunday where we'd get together and hack on a particular set of problems. We'd like to do this with a real focus on helping people and learning, so we'd organise it so that non-profits and charities that have technical problems could pitch the group and we'd help them prototype a solution. It'd also be a really great chance to work with some really experienced people on real world projects!
  3. More talks. We will definitely be doing this in the future, but we want to know what are subjects of talks that you'd like to see? More focus on tooling or testing? Specific technologies or demos? Let us know!

Eventually, we're going to cover all of the above, but we'd love to get your feedback on what you'd like to see first or if you'd like to take part in helping organising!

Again, it was fantastic to see you all our first event (we had 60+ people all told) and the slides are going to be posted to group soon!


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