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notJSConf - Featuring Kyle Simpson, and beer!

Are you bummed you aren't in Florida for JSConf?  Well don't worry, cause we are too.  So instead of sitting at home, sulking, we decided to put together an event, tonight!


  • 6:30-8'ish @ HQ for Kyle's talk (details below)
  • 8'ish @ Thee Parkside [masked]th St) for beer and bragging to the JSConf attendees about how awesome notJSConf is and how much they are missing out. Yeah!


For a limited time only the amazing Kyle Simpson (@getify) is in San Francisco from his native Texas. He's going to present "You Don't Know JS". Co-author of O'Reilly's HTML5 Cookbook, Kyle also writes and speaks about JavaScript, HTML5 and web performance. He is the author of such open source libaries as LabJS.

"You Don't Know JS" is an exploration of the mysterious, confusing, complex, and controversial parts of JavaScript.

If you write JavaScript for your primary job, odds are, you're pretty good at it. But honestly, how well do you really know the language? Most of us, myself included, spend years writing JS and never really going beyond a surface understanding. And then we blame our WTF moments on "the bad parts".

This talk will examine some of the things that trip up or confound even the most seasoned of JS devs. And I was one of them until (recently) I spent enough time poking at the tough parts to understand them. Now I want to help other devs have those "a-ha!" moments, too!

What if you could really deeply know how JS works? Would that change how you view the language? I think so. Really, I do. A big part of why I love JS is that I finally "get it".

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  • Derek G.

    Couldn't make to the meetup in time, but now out back at Thee Parkside!

    May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We're wrapping pretty soon. Be there shortly.

      May 29, 2013

  • Randall K.

    70% chance of attending. Looking forward to discovering everything I do wrong.

    May 29, 2013

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