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October Monthly Meetup

October's speaker is Kyle Simpson (@getify), talking about "New Rules For JS." Here's the description from Kyle:


I bet you've been writing JS for years and you think you're pretty good at it. I bet you think you know all about how functions create closured scope, and how 'this' gets bound, and even how '.prototype' works. Or, rather, you probably don't care because your framework or library takes care of all that for you.

JavaScript is generally considered one of the most misunderstood (and maligned) languages of the modern programming era. And there's good reason for that, because most developers who write JS never actually deeply *know* how the language works. They blame all their WTFs on language bugs, instead of the shortcomings in understanding.

This talk is going to re-visit some of the "tough parts" of the language by declaring "New Rules" (Bill Maher style) for the language.

For instance: "New rule: Stop using 'this' unless you fully understand how it gets assigned."



Schedule

7:00-7:15   General discussion/Meet & Greet/Food/Drinks
7:15-7:30   Lightning Talks
7:30-7:35   Community Updates
7:35-8:30   Main Speaker
8:30-?        Open Discussion


Parking and Directions

The Weston Centre is at 112 E Pecan St. The entrance to the parking garage is on the west side (Soledad St) - head up the "Public Parking" ramp. You may need to take a parking ticket to enter - but when you leave, the gate will be open for exit and you won't have to pay anything.

From the garage, take the elevator to the ground floor. Go through two sets of double doors to enter the main large foyer. Go to the left and walk all the way past the security desk to the last group of elevators on the left. We are on the 11th floor.




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  • Chris B.

    If you weren't able to make it - here's our recording of Kyle's presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmDYaXQFWk

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Here's the link to Kyle's slides: http://54y.geti.fi

    2 · October 17, 2013

  • Eduardo F.

    Great Meeting, very informative.

    October 17, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    Here are the details on the Introductory JS Course talked about during the lightning talks (from Gregory Cerveny):

    An introductory Javascript session will be offered at Geekdom next week for those curious about what role JS can play in your stack. The event occurs (same event, two times):
    Thursday Oct 24 @ 7:00pm
    Friday Oct 25 @ 12:00pm Details are here for members, but is open to the public:
    http://members.geekdom.com/events/830/
    http://members.geekdom.com/events/831/ Here is gist with the info:
    https://gist.github.com/gmcerveny/7015132

    October 17, 2013

  • Kevin L.

    October's speaker is Kyle Simpson talking about "New Rules For JS". Here's the description from Kyle:

    I bet you've been writing JS for years and you think you're pretty good at it. I bet you think you know all about how functions create closured scope, and how `this` gets bound, and even how `.prototype` works. Or, rather, you probably don't care because your framework or library takes care of all that for you.

    JavaScript is generally considered one of the most misunderstood (and maligned) languages of the modern programming era. And there's good reason for that, because most developers who write JS never actually deeply *know* how the language works. They blame all their WTFs on language bugs, instead of the shortcomings in understanding.

    This talk is going to re-visit some of the ""tough parts"" of the language by declaring ""New Rules"" (Bill Maher style) for the language.

    For instance: ""New rule: Stop using `this` unless you fully understand how it gets assigned.""

    2 · September 27, 2013

    • Mario F.

      Sweetness. Looks like another good meeting.

      September 27, 2013

    • Richard O.

      Finally, less copy/paste code. Looking forward for a technical-forward talk

      September 27, 2013

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