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Los Angeles CoffeeScript


StackSocial provides the infrastructure, food, drinks
Panda Strike provides the Tequila


Some programming experience is assumed
Bring your own laptop

What To Expect

Beginner Track

StackSocial developer Arbind Thakur has created a self-paced tutorial, The Essence of CoffeeScript. We'll have people floating around to help out should you get stuck

Advanced Track

We'd like to foster an environment for discussion and collaboration. To facilitate this we encourage people to bring projects/ideas to show off and discuss.

PandaStrike developer David Harper will be showing off his N-Body Simulator

PandaStrike developer Darius Clarke will be showing off some similarities between Smalltalk and CoffeeScript

Bring something to talk about or just show up and join in the discussion


6:00 Eat, drink, and mingle
6:30 Introductions, start beginner and advanced tracks


Leave a comment about what you're working on, any CoffeeScript projects you may be bringing with you, etc. so others can see what you're up to


There is a pay-for parking lot directly across the street from the StackSocial office
ParkMe has more info
There's street parking but read the signs!


Upon arrival, use the call box at the front gate. The number is 111. Someone will buzz you into the courtyard and
you’ll see the front door on your left.


We have an IRC channel. "It's how hackers talk when they don't want to be overheard"

IRC: #coffeescriptla on Freenode

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first time, and definitely not my last. Great group of people, great discussions and presentations.

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Wai-Yin

    Arbind, thanks for the intro to Coffeescript. I mentioned this in the beginners group. Silicon Beach Expo and Spring Hiring Blitz is happening this saturday. Tickets are $15.

    2 · June 4, 2014

    • Arbind

      @Wai-Yin thanks for sharing. And great questions yesterday!

      June 5, 2014

  • Darius

    Just to answer a question left unanswered last night: Amber-Smalltalk can be served from and run from static files. No node needed. That was just to allow Commits to a repo. You can also write code in Amber-Smalltalk that can be a web server on node (after transcompiled). Great conversations!

    June 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks very much for sharing, it was great talking to you about OpenCobalt as well :)

      June 5, 2014

  • Lance L.


    June 5, 2014

  • Lucas Kasper A.

    Of course, I'll be there as per usual, I'll show some of the experiments I've been doing with manipulating SVG images with jQuery, and the simple CoffeeScript goodness behind it.

    1 · May 30, 2014

    • Lance L.


      May 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great talk! I'm looking forward to playing with SVG in the future!

      1 · June 5, 2014

  • Omar

    Great crowd and learned a lot from my first CS meet up!


    1 · June 5, 2014

  • malcolm

    My RSVP is only probably, and I will be late -- or not make it at all.

    June 4, 2014

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