SFJS #33: Open Source JS, Windows 8 Apps and Titanium Alloy

Nick Sullivan presents Best Practices for Open-Sourcing your JavaScript Project

Covering grunt, docco, travis, and other goodies.

Ricardo Alcocer will give a lightning talk on Alloy, an MVC framework for Titanium.

Doris Chen presents Developing Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with a new, targeted experience on Windows 8.  Learn how to leverage your existing HTML and JavaScript skills, and how to integrate your website with your Windows apps.

You’ll discover how this mirrors or differs from traditional Web programming and how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and the Windows Runtime.

You'll learn techniques for turning your HTML5, CSS and JavaScript into a great Windows app including touch-enablement, adopting the Windows look and feel, and system integration.

This meetup is hosted and sponsored by the Climate Corporation

The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change.  To achieve our mission, we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest users of Amazon Web Services.

We are focused on the enormous challenge and opportunity of protecting the $3 trillion global agriculture industry from the financial impact of adverse weather – the cause of over 90 percent of crop loss – with fully automated weather insurance products. We are also building web and mobile applications that unleash the power of our unique data and analyses to help farmers manage their daily work with field-level weather and crop insights.

See our video about what it’s like to work at The Climate Corporation: goo.gl/lNVPS

Current Openings: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qT59VfwM&v=1&page=Jobs

JavaScript Engineer Position: http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=o2HgWfwF&s=JSMeetup

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  • A former member
    A former member


    Sorry for the audio quality - we had no direct mic / camera connection this time. If anyone has a quality wireless mike I could use for these things I'd love to have one...

    January 16, 2013

    • Doris C.

      Thanks for sharing the link, Dave.

      January 16, 2013

  • Doris C.

    Thanks all to attend my Windows 8 and HTML5 talk on Monday. Here is the slide, and resources link http://bit.ly/Wins8jumpstart

    Don't forget, you can get FREE Consulting& Support to Develop Windows 8 in 30 Days (Highly Recommended to sign up) at

    My blog has all the information for free events, and presentation and demo code at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dorischen/

    Let me know if you have any questions and feedback on developing Windows 8 apps.

    Hope to see you all soon,

    Doris Chen Ph.D.
    Developer Evangelist
    Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dorischen/
    Twitter @doristchen

    January 10, 2013

  • Dave N.

    Just wanted to follow up with Ricardo's slides from his Appcelerator Alloy talk: https://speakerdeck.com/ricardoalcocer/appcelerator-r-alloy-in-10-minutes

    Thanks to our awesome speakers, and thanks to everyone for attending!

    January 8, 2013

  • Nick S.

    Hi guys - here are the slides for my Open Source JavaScript talk.


    1 · January 8, 2013

  • Crea

    Hello Everyone,

    I wanted to take a moment and thank you for coming to the JavaScript meet up at our office last night. We're thrilled to be a part of this Engineering community, and we hope you all had as much fun as we did!

    Feel free to pass around our jobs page to anyone that might be interested: http://climate.com/company/careers

    Great reasons to work here
    •Cool workspace including ping-pong tables, nap room to chill out, video games etc!
    •“3-On 1-Off” Sprints. That means that 25% of your time is spent working on your own innovations for the company.
    •Catered lunch 5 days a week from an array of SF eateries.
    •Endless & healthy snacks + company-paid dinner.
    •An always-stocked kegerator.
    •Energetic idea-driven work environment with an exciting culture
    •Weekly 15 minutes chair massages
    •Exciting world-changing opportunity

    Again, thank you so much for joining us at The Climate Corporation and we look forward to having you all back again soon! Cheers, Crea

    January 8, 2013

  • Derek B.

    Awesome peeps. Great talks.

    January 8, 2013

  • Richard F.

    Doris Chen is always good. Sometimes speakers really need to be directed as to how to use the mic. IMHO.

    January 7, 2013

  • Tom T.

    Very informative meetup, excellent presentations. Very good food and wine.

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Emily S.

    Really enjoyed my first SFJS meet-up and learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one!

    January 7, 2013

  • Chris W.

    Thanks for hosting this, I enjoyed learning alot about some cool JS tools and windows 8.

    January 7, 2013

  • Crea

    Hello from The Climate Corporation! We are excited about hosting tonight’s meet-up.

    Just a few last minute notes:
    - Please check-in with security
    - Take the elevator to the 11th floor
    - No third party recruiters please

    Beer, wine, and pizza for all to enjoy! See you tonight, Crea

    January 7, 2013

  • Panayiotis P.

    Guys it would be great if you give us some feedback for the BugSense WinJS plugin http://www.bugsense.com/docs/windows8

    January 6, 2013

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