Five minute lightning talks!

After a bit of a hiatus, the Boston jQuery Meetup is back, and we're going to be doing everyone's favorite... five minute lightning talks!

Like before, instead of one speaker getting up and talking for an hour, we want you, jQuery Boston Meetup members, to each get up and talk for five minutes. If you've been working on a really cool project, have a new jQuery 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 have 7 slots in which people can speak.

So far, we have these talks scheduled:

Pizza & beer should arrive at 6:15pm, and the talks will get underway at 6:30pm, so don't be late!

We're also looking for sponsors, so if you're interested please email darius [at] bocoup [dot] com.

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  • Ben A.

    It was great to hear other community members talk about their projects!

    April 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here are the slides from my Throttle and Debounce talk, as well as some additional notes: http://hybernaut.github.com/blog/2012/04/22/throttle-and-debounce/ btw I used http://shama.github.com/jmpress.js/ which was really easy and fun to use. I didn't modify the simple theme much beyond wiring up my slider samples and reaction GIFs.

    April 22, 2012

  • Emily Elizabeth D.

    Fun format, and lots of interesting talks. I'm glad it started a little late, since it's difficult for me to get there too early.

    April 20, 2012

  • Randall

    Some interesting topics, but not much jQuery.

    April 19, 2012

  • Kianosh P.

    Great informative meeting and location (always great to go to Bocoup Loft)

    April 19, 2012

  • L T.

    Some good presentations and some presentations were off topic. Overall, it was great to get exposure to some of the JS techniques, models, and tools that were showcased.

    April 19, 2012

  • Eliot J.

    Some really interesting talks happened last night, but I think it's important for the speakers to remember the "5 Minute" aspect.

    April 19, 2012

  • Gene H.

    Fun!

    April 19, 2012

  • K. Adam W.

    Talks were very interesting, especially Ben's Grunt overview. The meetup started a little later than scheduled so I had to leave during the final talk, but I really enjoyed the presentations.

    April 19, 2012

  • kirk i.

    A devblog entry discussing the MultiDataGrabber: http://bit.ly/multidatagrabber -- it has a link to the Google Doc slides. That's on my UI devblog, http://kirkdev.blogspot.com/

    April 19, 2012

  • James M.

    Tim did a great job at the end with bbb! I love watching people code live, usually because they crash and burn under pressure. But Tim nailed it with an awesome demo! Lots of great content lightning talks are an awesome format!

    April 19, 2012

  • Chris

    Great format

    April 18, 2012

  • Chris

    D3 Visualization in Five Minutes
    https://gist.github.com/2417580

    April 18, 2012

  • kirk i.

    Oof I'm second to top of waiting list, but I do have a topic I'd dig sharing and getting "how else could this be done" feedback on...

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Cowboy thanks, Ben! See you next week.

    April 10, 2012

  • Ben A.

    @Hybernaut I added you to the list!

    April 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I recently learned how to use debounce and throttle to improve some complex interactions, and I'd like to share and demonstrate my findings. [If you excluded topics that Cowboy already built plugins for, there'd be nothing left to talk about!]

    1 · April 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks great, if I didnt have schedule conflict, i would be there!

    April 7, 2012

  • Richard T.

    There are meters a couple of blocks away on Congress street and on side streets which I believe become free after 6pm

    April 6, 2012

  • Paul D.

    I usually park at 381 Congress Street. It is $12 and really close. http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/355_congress_st_boston/

    April 5, 2012

  • Andrey L.

    Hi Ben, do you know if there is parking (free/cheap) at or around that place?

    April 5, 2012

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