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Learn about Prototyping in Meteor & Share Apps

This will be the first Philly Meteor Meetup this year! 

Start-up guy and Meteor enthusiast Trevor Geise (that's me) will be giving a talk on using Meteor.js to validate start-up ideas, and how Meteor brought him from being a business development guy at the mercy of developers, to building out his own apps and creating an awesomely fast feedback loop.

We'll have plenty of time to chat about all things Meteor, talk about current projects or projects we'd like to start, and generally mingle.

If you're brand new to Meteor, this will be a great opportunity to learn a bit about it and what it can do. If you're new to coding, it's an awesome way to get your feet wet. If you're already familiar with Meteor we'd all love to hear about your experiences and see what you've been working on.

If you're willing to share your work please let me know and we'll get you set up!

Also, we're going to be in the awesome SEER Interactive space, which is a renovated church. And, I'll probably bring some food, so there's that.

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  • Bru

    That was a very productive Meetup! Great job by all the speakers. Meteor really rocks. I'm glad to hear that the creators actively improve the program and that there is a huge following of developers helping out. ( ) ..and here are the packages..

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Daniel S.

    Thank you all for listening to my (always too long) presentation.
    As promised, this is the list of interesting packages you might want to try:
    Iron-Router (mrt)
    MessageFormat (mrt)
    Appcache (meteor)
    Amplify (meteor)
    Xml2js (npm)
    auto-nprogress (mrt)
    Reststop2 (mrt)
    regulate.js (mrt)
    Winston (npm)
    PDFKit (npm)

    Check them all out at

    Apart from that, my email address is [masked] - I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
    The project I presented is live at
    Not much to do there for you yet but one day you might get the best webhosting service there :)

    Looking forward to our next meeting,

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Trevor G.

    Thanks everyone for coming out , that was great! And a big thanks to Mike and Daniel for presenting, and Matt for putting a presentation together, I'm bummed we ran out of time. Next talk night he's up first to share what he's been working on.

    A few resources for everyone.
    You can reach me on twitter @trevorgeise or email me - [masked]

    I often tweet or re-tweet Meteor.js stuff.

    A quick blog article on why I love meteor and how I learned Javascript:

    Meteor.js resources I use all the time:

    If you have questions or problems while building your own app please feel free to reach out to me, and I'm sure Mike and Daniel will be happy to help, too!

    See you next time!

    April 1, 2014

  • Michael G.

    Hey Everyone. Here's a link to my presentation:

    Thanks for listening!

    3 · April 1, 2014

    • Jeff

      Thanks. Good presentation Mike!

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Nathan A.

    I have a website called and am always looking for techies to help develop apps for my site to reach new customers. If you'd be interested in collaborating with me on my project, drop me a line. :) #SmallBizPhilly

    April 1, 2014

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