An invitation to the first JavaScript LA ( ) meetup!

From: Carlo F.
Sent on: Friday, March 16, 2012 1:03 PM

We'd like to cordially invite you to the first JS.LA meetup, March 29th, in the Hollywood/West Hollywood area. The fine folks at CityGrid have graciously offered to host our first event. There are two planned talks, it would be cool to have one or two shorter lightning talks (about 5-15 mins each) as well. 

RSVPs are required. Please browse to for information, and to reserve a seat.

Our talks:

# Breaking up big node.js apps into lots of tiny services

Presented by James Halliday (@substack)

Splitting up your architecture into tiny processes that talk to each other over the network is useful for many of the same reasons that unix utilities are useful: they can focus on doing one thing well and it's trivial to glue a bunch of tiny processes together to serve some more complicated end goal. It can be difficult to write and deploy applications this way, but I've written some libraries such as dnode, upnode, seaport, and fleet to make this much easier to manage. In this talk I'll show how you can glue tiny processes together and split bigger ones up with these tools.

# An Introduction to WebGL and three.js

Presented by Travis Glines (@travisglines)

WebGL is primed to be the go to medium for 3D on the web, however developing for it can be challenging. A tool called three.js has become popular as it abstracts and simplifies many of the lower level WebGL calls. Travis Glines will present an introduction to the use of three.js. Detecting support, adding a 3D scene to your webpage, adding 3D objects to that scene and animating them moving through it will all be part of the talk. If you've ever wanted to make that 3D game, virtual walk around or some other visualization don't miss it.

# Lightning talks

We have two lightning talk slots available. If you'd like to present, please send over the abstract and title for your talk.

Again, RSVP is required! You can reserve at

See you there!

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