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New Meetup: Dec 7th Meetup - CoffeeScript (Brandon Dimcheff)

From: John H.
Sent on: Monday, October 11, 2010 3:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Michigan Ruby Users Group (Grand Rapids)!

What: Dec 7th Meetup - CoffeeScript (Brandon Dimcheff)

When: Tuesday, December 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Mutually Human Software
401 Hall St. SW Ste 430
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We're on a roll. In December, we've invited Brandon Dimcheff to present on a fun, lightweight language called CoffeeScript.

Title: A Hot Cup of Coffee (script)

Abstract: CoffeeScript is a lightweight, expressive language that compiles into readable JavaScript. It adds additional features to JavaScript such as list comprehensions, pattern matching, improved variable scoping, an inheritance system, and automatic function binding, among others. It also reduces the amount of "noise" that can often occur with JavaScript-heavy applications. The best part of CoffeeScript is that since it compiles directly to javascript, you can use it today without worrying about browser support.

In this talk, I will quickly go over the basics of CoffeeScript and then dive into real-world examples of how you can use it to make your JavaScript life just a little bit better. Together, we will build a small browser-only application using CoffeeScript and JQuery.

Previous experience with JavaScript and front-end browser programming will be helpful for this talk, but it is otherwise language agnostic.

Bio: Brandon Dimcheff has been using Ruby for 5 years, beginning with Rails and then diving into the Ruby world as a whole. He is co-owner of Radberry, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based consultancy. He has
co-organized two Great Lakes Ruby Bash conferences, helps run the Ann Arbor Ruby Brigade, and is involved in the Ann Arbor startup community. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and 2 cats.

Date/Time: Tues Dec 7th @ 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Location: Mutually Human HQ
401 Hall St. SW Suite 430
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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