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JS.Chi - Detangling Your Javascript

  • May 26, 2011 · 6:30 PM

Detangling Your Javascript - JavaScript libraries like jQuery have empowered Web developers to create very complex Web interactions and animations in the browser using simple syntax and few lines of code. Unfortunately, it has also become easier than ever to write tangled JavaScript code that is untestable while being difficult to read, extend and maintain. Chris Powers will be demonstrating refactoring techniques that will help keep your JavaScript clean, manageable and bug-free.

Chris Powers ( has been developing Web applications for the last six years, now specializing in Ruby and JavaScript development. Currently he is enjoying working as a software consultant with Obtiva, where he partners with clients to build and improve Web applications. Chris strongly believes in the power technology has to bring people together and enjoys developing platforms that empower the user. Living in the northern Chicago suburbs with his wife, dog and cats, Chris stays active in the Web development community both online and off. In his free time he enjoys playing the drum kit and writing music.  


Lightning Talks:

New Features of Javascript MVC - Justin Meyer (@justinbmeyer) is one of the lead developers of JMVC at Jupiter Consulting.

Echo Server - Monsur Hossain (@monsur) wrote a node.js server that helps test server-side interactions with JS code, akin to a testing mock for the server. 



6:[masked] minute talk

7:00 Free pizza and beer courtesy of Enova Financial

7:15 Lightning Talks


8:30 Head over to Elephant & Castle Pub for drinks and networking


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  • @SharadJain

    Chris Powers is a great speaker. Very relevant topic as well. Keep up the good work!

    May 28, 2011

  • Justin L.

    Interesting new tech, mixed with down-to-earth advice. Great turnout and lots of excitement.

    May 27, 2011

  • Mike B.

    Great talks by everyone.

    May 27, 2011

  • Brad W.

    Hey peeps, nice too see ya'll. Here, have some photos :)

    May 27, 2011

  • Justin L.

    Rate Chris's talk at

    May 26, 2011

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