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Javascript: the language we love and hate. As web developers, we have to use it for even the simplest interactivity, but it's not as nice as many of our modern back-end languages. All of those curly braces and semicolons are easy to forget when you're used to coding in a clean scripting language like Python or Ruby, not to mention its wonky object oriented features.

Coffeescript is a language that adds several of the Python and Ruby niceties, including list comprehensions, default values for function arguments, and a distinct lack of curly braces and semicolons to Javascript. Join us as we discuss how you can get more pleasure and less annoyance from your next web development project with Coffeescript.

The Line-up:

Zach Dennis: This is CoffeeScript

Ross Hunter: Hubot

Mike Swieton: Namespaces in Coffeescript

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  • A former member
    A former member

    15 kids in the area will be fed as a result of this meetup. There was about 5 free pizzas thrown in for you guys too. Find out how this works @

    June 27, 2012

  • Zach

    Here are my slides from last night's talk:

    June 26, 2012

  • AJ H.

    Put simply it's awesome.

    June 26, 2012

  • Skyler N.

    I think this is a great way to write js and get more accomplished each day.

    June 26, 2012

  • Brian K.

    The speakers did a great job introducing Coffeescript. They answered questions as enthusiastically and thoroughly as possible. Very glad I went.

    June 26, 2012

  • Chadrick M.

    I'm very new to Javascript so a lot of it was over my head. Lot's of assumptions but hey it was good. I enjoyed hanging out with other geeks... Good times.

    June 26, 2012

  • Ben R.

    Excellent presentations and good discussions afterwards.

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talks, but I would love it if we did some more work sessions.

    June 25, 2012

  • Ross H.

    I have been playing around with Hubot and could probably show how to write some simple scripts.

    May 21, 2012

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