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Five minute lightning talks!

Ok, it's time for a change of pace!

Instead of one speaker getting up and talking for an hour, we want you, jQuery Boston Meetup members, to get up and talk for five minutes. If you've been working on a really cool project, have a new plugin, figured our how to do something nobody else knows how to do, or just want to talk about JavaScript syntax for five minutes, tell us all about it!

Everyone is invited to talk, just RSVP with your talk idea if you're interested. Feel free to post and discuss five minute talk topics in the comments. We'll probably have up to 8 slots for people to speak.

So far, we have these talks, but have room for a few more!

  • Rick Waldron - sneak peak of some of the upcoming changes in jQuery 1.7
  • Adam - Low-maintenance code organization in common web scenarios
  • James - Using jQuery with CoffeeScript
  • Nate Morse - Using PubSub across client and server
  • Eric Strathmeyer - Using .delegate() instead of .live()
  • Liam Morley - Writing a game with node, socket.io, CoffeeScript and some jQuery
  • Tim Branyen - The AJAX Transport mechanism and how to utilize it to mock ajax requests

(Also, if this works out well, we'll do it again in a few months.)

Pizza & beer (thanks to  Media Temple) should arrive at 6:30pm, and the talks will get underway at 7pm!

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  • Merlin C.

    @Liam just checked it out the arrows work fine on chrome using a pc, thanks!

    September 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Merlin, just added mouse navigation support, but you should be able to change slides using your keyboard (arrow keys), or swiping on an iPad, too.

    September 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed many of the topics and presentations

    September 17, 2011

  • Merlin C.

    @Liam I am not sure if your slides are working? FYI

    September 17, 2011

  • Ben A.

    This was a really excellent format for the Meetup. We'll definitely do this again!

    September 16, 2011

  • Joss

    Hi, I'm Luis, the Head Marketing | Art at Replay'd Refurbished electronics and more. Unfortunately, I forgot to make an announcement last night. We are looking for a Software Developer to develop our POS, and also help us out with our new website that's 70% developed. Anybody interested in this position, please email me at [masked]. Together we can make everything happen! Best, Luis@ Replayd'

    September 15, 2011

  • Alexander S.

    Liked the format should do it again for sure!

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great variety

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good talks all around!

    September 15, 2011

  • kirk i.

    PubSub is an interesting concept! We use something similar for wrapping json requests, allowing both caching of queries, as well as PubSub for other components on the page. My first idea of "endpoint URL as cache key" didn't pan out though... you really do need something like channels.

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · September 15, 2011

  • James M.

    Awesome format I think we should have more like this!

    September 15, 2011

  • Eric S.

    my slides: tinyurl.com/jqdelegate

    September 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    kriegspieljs (node, socket.io, coffeescript, jquery) slides: http://carpeliam.github.com/kriegspieljs/lightning/

    September 14, 2011

  • Claire

    any chance this will be ustreamed ?

    September 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Eric: Thanks, that sounds great! I'll do that.

    @Ben: how do you feel about barbershop quartets? actually, scratch that. What resolution is the projector?

    September 13, 2011

  • Ben A.

    We have a projector w/VGA connector, so you can bring your laptop and/or interpretive performance art troupe.

    September 13, 2011

  • Eric S.

    @Liam, do it! Don't worry about making it jQuery-centric.

    @Adam, I know they have a projector in that room. I was going to bring my laptop and assume they had a VGA or HDMI cable. But I suppose I could do mime instead...

    September 9, 2011

  • Adam L.

    Hah! Me too now that you mention it.

    Mime auditions shall commence at 6:20, with rehersal at twenty til. Compensation includes free beer and pizza.

    September 9, 2011

  • Alexander S.

    Can I cast my vote for interpretive mimes Iv always wondered what .delegate() looks like in mime

    September 9, 2011

  • Adam L.

    Just re-read the description. Are we literally just getting up and talking for five minutes, or we have some platform for visuals? e.g., whiteboard, projector, interpretive mime troupe?

    September 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had put this in my RSVP note, but I'll include it here too: I've got a game I'm writing with node, socket.io, and CoffeeScript (and some jQuery on the front-end too) that I could talk about for 5 minutes. Most of it is non-jQuery JS, but I could focus on the jQuery integration... whatever's best.

    August 22, 2011

  • Ben A.

    Great ideas, keep 'em coming!

    August 22, 2011

  • Eric S.

    @James yes please.

    @Nate ok, .delegate it is!

    August 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested in .delegate(). And I could present a quick talk on the use of PubSub across client and server.

    August 12, 2011

  • Merlin C.

    Cool! @Matt @James

    August 12, 2011

  • James M.

    okay sign me up, A quick talk on jquery using coffee script.

    August 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I'm up for it if there is interest

    August 11, 2011

  • Merlin C.

    @James I would be interested I say go for it. @Matt T are you going to talk also? Right now it looks like there are potentially five people presenting.

    August 11, 2011

  • James M.

    If anyone is interested I could do a quick talk on using jquery with coffee script. I am not a coffee script expert but I have been playing around with it a bit.

    August 11, 2011

  • Adam L.

    Howdy, new to the group and the area. Happy to speak on low-maintenance code organization in common web scenarios, including a framework I wrote.

    August 11, 2011

  • Eric S.

    @Ben I'd love to give one or more talks. Do you think I should cover deferreds, attr/prop, or delegate?

    August 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    @James, yes it is possible, Check out our 49 second intro video - vimeo.com/powerinbox/intro

    Would be great to discuss what we had to do to make it work.

    email me [masked] and let's chat

    August 11, 2011

  • Kianosh P.

    I have two talking point ideas, they are essentially jquery project proposals. I would like to throw it out there for discussion, if interested parties want to contribute. I have a presentation that I can send in order to gauge its appropriateness for this forum.

    August 11, 2011

  • James M.

    "Rich javascript apps in email" Is that even possible? I have had some experience with html email and its always been a nightmare. I didnt think javascript would be executed in email due to security constraints.

    August 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Rich javascript apps in email"

    August 11, 2011

  • Ben A.

    So Eric, would you like to do a talk?

    August 9, 2011

  • Eric S.

    "using .delegate() instead of .live()"

    July 29, 2011

  • Eric S.

    ".attr() vs .prop()"

    July 29, 2011

  • Eric S.

    "How to use deferreds"

    1 · July 29, 2011

  • Eric S.

    Wow. Meetup doesn't like linebreaks. ok. I'll post three ideas for talks. like the ones you... er... like.

    July 29, 2011

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