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The NYC JavaScript & HTML5 Monthly Hackfest: In Page Applications with Sammy.js

The group is about connecting people who care about the web, who want to learn or expand their knowledge with JavaScript and HTML5 and related web technologies. We are developers, designers and thinkers in a 'hackathon like' format under the same roof.

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"Show & Tell" - 15 minutes lightning talks about exciting and interesting projects and ideas. Followed by 10 minutes shared Questions and Answers.
The "Helpathon" - You bring your though (or simple) questions and the experts answer!
"Hackfest" - Collaborative hacking groups; Creating awesome web apps together. Great opportunity for beginners to learn, experts to teach and ideas to materialize.
"Reconvene" - Show the group's projects and plan the next meeting.
Drinks and great food! :)

The Show & Tell section is a great kick-start for an evening of learning, it sparks interesting discussions, provide a stage for ideas and skills sharing.
Following, the Hackfest is when groups are formed to collaborate on projects, promoting a hands-on collaborative environment to learn from experts and create cool new web projects.

The Great Tournament - Every 6 months, groups will be able to compete their projects to win great prizes and funding for a more serious product development.

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  • Victor O.

    Question for the "helpathon". What technology stack to use for a user/admin GUI for managing a REST web service API? In addition to standard stuff like user management, there are parts that allow editing code snippets. The data for the GUI will be from the REST service too. Some components that I have so far identified as possibly useful are Bootstrap, Dojo Toolkit, Liferay, Backbone, CorMVC, ACE Editor, Cloud9 IDE, WIODE - which as you can tell have overlapping functionality.

    Hopefully this will be of interest to others too. See you tonight.

    August 29, 2012

  • Orlando

    can I please have the presentation? only if still available. Thanks

    March 1, 2013

    • doug k.

      me too. I want to get into phonegap which is simply a mobile framework using HTML5 and javascript (or JQuery).

      March 2, 2013

  • Emily C.

    Thank you, Josh!

    August 29, 2012

  • Joshua S.

    It is on 17th just past blue scaffolding

    August 29, 2012

  • Emily C.

    Having trouble spotting the building. Wandered past sephora and haru sushi on park ave. is the entrance on 17th or park?

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    These things are never pointless. Just gives you more of a reason to meet someone and work with them.

    August 29, 2012

  • Roberto F.

    I'm a beginner and my laptop is still in the university tech shop, would it be pointless to just come and listen?

    August 29, 2012

  • James T.

    Am I on the right track to learning about blu-ray by attending this meeting? I don't want to interrupt a good session.

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, bring a laptop. Also, I'd recommend

    August 29, 2012

  • James T.

    I am truly a newbie! I don't know any codec but I am interested in blu-ray & I needed some inspiration to take courses, and what better way than to sit amongst a knowledgeable group. I have a few questions so feel free to introduce yourself and hopefully introduce me to the blu-ray language!

    August 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is going to be my first Meetup ever! Do I need to bring a computer? I'm super-beginner; just finished the codecademy JavaScript and HTML/CSS courses and haven't created much yet.

    1 · August 28, 2012

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