What's Next in Javascript: Getting to Know ES6

ECMAScript 6, or Harmony, or ES6 for short, is the next language specification for Javascript and will bring a lot of fun and expansion to the Javascript language.  From constructs to deal with the asynchronous nature of javascript, to overhauled string templating, to an expanded class definition syntax, it's release will change the way we all think about Javascript and write Javascript applications.  Come meet Rich Leland (https://twitter.com/richleland, http://mathematism.com/) as he leads a session on what this ES6 stuff is all about and how to start incorporating it into you JS apps today!

We're going to follow the same format as last time where anyone who wants to demo an application they're working on, or talk about something they think would be interesting to the group, has 5 minutes to discuss.  And we'll have some food and drinks beforehand and time to socialize before & after the talk.  Let me know beforehand if there's something in particular you'd like to talk about during the lightening talks or if you need access to a projector or anything like that.

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  • Richard L.

    Started a wiki page based on some of the great questions asked during the meetup:


    I can't remember all of them so if you had one post it and I'll try my best to answer.

    August 29

  • Tom P.

    Thanks for the excellent summary of the major changes in ES6. I'm glad to see how many things have been improved.

    August 28

  • John F.

    A great presentation for tech-oriented folk: informative and to the point. I learned a lot about JavaScript in a very short time.

    August 28

  • Robert E.

    Very informative rich, makes me want to start leveraging this stuff asap

    August 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kudos to both Andy and Rich for throwing this together. It was very informative.

    1 · August 27

  • Austin K.

    I like it a lot. Now I'm going to learn ES6.

    August 27

  • Chip F.

    One of the most informative meetups I've been to.

    August 27

  • Richard L.

    All - thanks for coming out today! I've put the code and slides up on github: https://github.com/richleland/es...­ - pull requests/questions welcome! See you next month!

    1 · August 27

    • Chris M.

      Thanks for sharing tonight Rich! Was very informative.

      August 27

  • Katie W.

    Hey All, I'm just going to come out and say it. I'm a technical recruiter hoping to network and learn more but wanted to see if the group is open to recruiters joining.

    August 26

    • Steve B.

      Speaking as a member, I concur with Andy's comments. I would welcome recruiters.

      1 · August 26

    • Katie W.

      Thanks for the warm welcome/wishes. I will see you all tonight! I will do my best to introduce myself!

      August 27

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