Back to Basics with JavaScript

Hey Everyone,

Join us next Thursday, Feb 6th, for free food, drinks and JavaScript thanks to our sponsor, TechPines!  I have noticed that more and more people are joining the group to learn about the language, so I thought now would be a great time for a pure JavaScript talk.

If you are new to JavaScript, then this is the talk for you!  Bring a computer and get ready to participate.

If you know everything about JavaScript, come and see if I can stump you :)

Topic: Back to Basics with JavaScript

I will explain how JavaScript works inside and out, and exactly what makes it a little different than other popular languages.  We'll cover a little history of the language, how objects are created without any classes, how the prototype concept is used, neat tricks with functions and more.  I encourage lots and lots of questions and want to make it more of a discussion.

Speaker: Me (Johnathan Hebert)

I have been working at Evernote for 2 years as a tech lead for the JavaScript team, and I love all things JavaScript and web!  I started this meetup when I moved to Austin in 2011, and have been amazed at the growth and activity of the group.

Sponsor: TechPines

TechPines, http://techpines.com, is an Austin-based UX Design and Web Development firm focused on designing, building, and launching the next generation of revolutionary cloud-based web applications.  We use Node.js, HTML5, and other incredible javascript technologies to move applications rapidly from Concept to Launch.  We strongly support the open source movement, the philosophy of equal access, and an empowered community of innovation in technology.

Hope to see you on Thursday!

Johnathan

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, we missed this meet-up, but the Center for Open Science (http://cos.io) is in town this week; we develop exclusively free, open source software and would love to talk to folks about how web developers will save science and possible job/internship/volunteer opportunities. Send a tweet to @OSFramework if you'd like to meet-up--we'd be happy to buy coffee over conversation.

    February 11, 2014

  • Dennis B.

    Hey Everyone, I didn't get a chance to mention this last night, however We at Compare Metrics are teaming up with Leap Motion to host a hack-a-thon to the developer community. This Hack-a-thon will be open to all levels of expertise.

    Here's the link to the EB page and more information is listed.

    hub.am/1aQyL1j

    February 7, 2014

  • Bill R.

    Sorry I missed this. I will have to see you soon at a future meetup. I would have been there but I had to have a birthday dinner with three of my favorite beautiful women.

    February 7, 2014

  • Brent K.

    Excellent. Confusing subject, good examples.

    February 7, 2014

  • Johnathan H.

    Thanks for the great turnout last night! The presentation is here: http://files.meetup.com/2456432/JavaScript%20Enlightenment.pptx

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Kyle C.

    I thought the meet up was great. Johnathan's presentation was hugely informative. It was one of the best JavaScript presentations I have seen. I especially liked that he focused on the core JavaScript language and not some js library like JQuery.

    February 7, 2014

  • Greg

    Great presentation. Good to have the insight about [[prototype]] and the implications. Thanks Johnathon.

    February 7, 2014

  • Tom P.

    Great talk! I loved hearing about the language based on what the ECMAScript specification says. Buffalo Billiards was awesome too! Thanks for setting this up, Johnathan!

    February 7, 2014

  • Dennis B.

    Excellent talk, This was good for the new-comer as well as the seasoned JavaScript developer alike.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Alex L.

    Thanks John for the excellent rundown on prototypes, closures, and how Javascript is often misunderstood.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck at work :-(

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any possibility of a parking pass for attendees?

    February 3, 2014

    • Lalit K.

      There's a garage right across that $5 i believe

      February 3, 2014

    • Bill R.

      I paid five bucks across the street last time

      February 4, 2014

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