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July 2013 Meetup - AmbassadorJS

Hey Everyone,

Come join us Thursday, July 11th at the Evernote Office for food, drinks and JavaScript -- Thanks to our sponsors at Rosetta Stone!

Michael Whitfield will be there to speak about AmbassadorJS.

About the talk

The browser is the single-most ubiquitous piece of software today in more distribution than any operating system or even Facebook.  With HTML5, the browser has burgeoned into a full-fledged application environment, and we're still using old tools and ways of thinking to develop with it.

Ambassador allows you to develop websites in encapsulated units called panels.  Each panel has an attached HTML, JavaScript, and Style component with a very light-weight syntax.  Rather than manage your panels or website from the command-lline, Ambassador allows you to visually interact with your product.

In this talk, I'll go over current development, briefly cover the background, and then we'll dive right into syntax.  I'll provide comparisons in brief of what other libraries like Backbone and Angular do, and I'll provide strengths and weaknesses of each.  Finally, I'll loop around and provide some lessons and nuggets of wisdom I've obtained while developing this product.

About Michael

Ambassador is a system Michael created to develop websites how he thinks makes sense and is the start of a product line that takes your web applications offline and out of the cloud.  For now, he's really delighted that the system works and is comparable to other market solutions currently out there.  Michael thinks that through fairness, relative transparency, and values he can build a product that makes people more effective and more profitable.

Michael previously worked for Amazon, Automattic (Google Summer of Code), and spent his earlier years and youth developing games.  Michael most currently works as a contractor for an Ed-tech firm providing his expertise in JavaScript Web Applications.  Michael is also working with Open ATX and the City of Austin to deploy civic applications.


See you next week!


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  • Brandon M.

    Great talk. Needs a little more work on the flow of the presentation.
    Even though people want to see code, it's important to understand the thought process and design of the system so the code makes sense. Finish the presentation, then get to the code.

    July 12, 2013

  • Jack L.

    Stuck. Can't make it

    July 11, 2013

  • David J.

    See everyone there.

    July 3, 2013

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