June Wellington.js

Hi all,

It's time for another meetup, and as usual we have two great talks lined up.

Alex Gibson will attempt to demystify d3.js, and explain how to use it to build beautiful visualisations.

Eoin Kelly will discuss some concepts and side-effects which are keys to understanding how CSS views the world. Hopefully he'll persuade you that CSS isn't crazy, it's just misunderstood.

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  • Simon C.

    Learned a lot form both the talks. Thanks guys.

    June 28, 2013

  • Darrell W.

    Thanks for the notes Eoin!

    June 28, 2013

  • Matt B.

    T'was awesome

    June 28, 2013

  • Grant M.

    Really interesting and useful talks - thanks Alex and Eoin!

    June 28, 2013

  • Eoin K.

    Hey all,
    My slides from last night: https://speakerdeck.com/eoinkelly/broken-models-fundementals-of-css-layout#

    Thanks for coming along and being a lively and fun audience.
    cheers
    /Eoin/

    June 28, 2013

  • Seno S.

    Will definitely come to the next meet up. Learn a lot from today! Thanks to the host and speaker!

    June 27, 2013

  • Merrin D M.

    great

    June 27, 2013

  • Mathew H.

    Here's my note-taking from the intro. Thanks for coming everyone, and thanks Alex + Eoin for speaking, both really great talks. See you soon!

    Events
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    * WDCNZ 25 July

    * Mix and mash - 7th of August (next comp) <http://mixandmash.org.nz/>;

    * Gather - 13 July (Akl) - <http://gathergather.co.nz/>;

    Who's hiring
    ------------

    Abletech - rails/frontend www.abletech.co.nz

    Powershop - rails/frontend www.powershop.co.nz

    Storypark - rails/frontend www.storypark.com

    Catalyst - frontend (python/php) www.catalyst.net.nz

    The Church - node www.thechurch.co.nz

    Who's looking
    -------------

    Darrell White - Frontend, Design, [masked]

    Seno - frontend (currently at yoobee design school), [masked]

    2 · June 27, 2013

  • Darrell W.

    Thanks for the great talks, beers and pizza. No excuses for breakaway block elements now!

    June 27, 2013

  • Graham J.

    Someone (sorry I didn't catch your name) asked if I could post Ze Frank's tool that lets you find the opposite side of the world to a location. http://www.zefrank.com/sandwich/tool.html

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Charles P.

    Awesome first wellington.js experience. Thanks for the awesome d3.is talk Alex and Eoin for schooling me on CSS mental models.

    June 27, 2013

  • Eoin K.

    Hey all,
    Codepens for my talk are at http://codepen.io/eoinkelly/public/ if you want to follow along - I don't know if they will make much sense outside of the context of the talk but I guess you can admire the vibrant primary colours ;-).

    June 27, 2013

  • gerard

    Huge waiting list... overflow event? I can give a talk about "I wonder what they're doing in the *real* event" or "Beers are nice, something, something, javascript"

    2 · June 26, 2013

    • gerard

      Then we are all doomed~

      1 · June 27, 2013

    • gerard

      Actually, I can't come to an overflow event tonight, haha I'm the greatest

      June 27, 2013

  • Matthew H.

    Looking forward to tonight, particularly the CSS talk. Wish CSS selectors could step back up the DOM (like XPath) but I guess that makes it easier/faster for the browser.
    In othe news I've been working on this XML editor that seems to exist solely to namedrop lots of js tech: web workers, emscripten compiled relaxNG validator, and pseudo-elements http://github.com/holloway/doctored

    June 27, 2013

  • Joshua

    The name of this meetup should be changed to JavaScript Club - that's what I refer to it as.

    June 26, 2013

    • Mathew H.

      I like it, but we really need to keep wellington there to differentiate us from other cities.

      1 · June 26, 2013

    • Joshua

      True. wellington.js club

      1 · June 26, 2013

  • Kelle C.

    :(

    June 26, 2013

    • Mathew H.

      Don't be sad, there'll be another one soon.

      June 26, 2013

  • Ivan K.

    Hi there,

    guys, as soon as I'm in the waiting list here - does that mean it's strictly No-No to come or is there a chance assuming that not every one attendee will actually come (as it always happens)?

    Cheers

    June 25, 2013

    • Vim

      Hi Ivan, if people change their RSVP to No, others on the watlist are added to the attending list. I see that you're on the attending list so this must have already happened for you :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Eoin K.

    Hi everybody,
    I will be working through some quick examples from on CodePen during my talk - feel free to bring your laptop and follow along. I'll try to have my slides available online too before the talk. I'm going to cover quite a bit of ground quite quickly so if CSS layout isn't super fresh in your brain you might find http://learnlayout.com useful as a warm-up. I'm nervously looking forward to seeing everyone on thursday ;-)

    cheers
    /Eoin/

    June 23, 2013

    • Vim

      Awesome, thanks Eoin. Looking forward to the talk :)

      1 · June 24, 2013

  • Darcy T.

    Disappointingly work requires me to be in Auckland that night :(

    June 19, 2013

  • Hugh D.

    Any reason this is on thursday not wednesday?

    June 17, 2013

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