Here are the links to the videos from the meetup -
Intro to backbone -
Backbone Architecture -
Wanted to say thanks again to Shai and Oren for putting the effort and בםצןמע to share their knowledge, and to Tikal for the help with the video sponsoring, so people who missed it could also watch it.
See ya next time,
2 · June 30
Oren: only in the spirit of giving useful feedback :-)
I think you needed a whole session for yourself because I think a lot of the knowledge you have to impart didn't come through in the time you had available and it was more of an overview rather then details. Also, your slides were not ideal for such a big room with often bad contrast between text and background and too-small print.
1 · June 17
First of all I'd like to thank everyone for coming and participating in today's meetup, and giving your valuable feedback (in person and here) so we can improve and learn for future meetups.
Second, I want to thank Oren And Shai for investing their time in preparing and giving their lectures today, and to Tikal for giving others the chance to see it later on Video.
And congrats to Guy, Tamir & Jonathan for their new shiny WS :)
I'm not a backbone dude, so I was coming to learn new stuff too, and these are my logistic lessons from today -
1. I agree that dividing meetups into beginner / advanced is a good idea, and I think it would be good to emphasize the target audience in the meetup title.
2. Making sure colors and sizes are compatible with the projector (In the video it looks good, but as an audience I can't read anything)
I would love to hear more about what you think could improve a lecture and the speaker (more code? more examples? more room for questions? etc...)
3 · June 17
First, some shameless self-promotion:
Let's change the world from the bottom-up: http://revolution.io
Now, some quick feedback on last night's meetup:
That being said, I applaud the effort and thought it was pretty good!
1 · June 17
This and other subjects should be divided between beginners and advanced audience.
The groups would then be smaller and the session more focused.
An introduction for beginners is a session on its own. Other sessions should be more advanced, for instance, to borrow from tonight meetup: "different data sources (e.g. local storage) for models and how to override the rest-ful API that backbone provides out of the box".
The slides in the 2nd part were hardly legible. Presenter must prepare slides with fewer and larger objects.
2 · June 16