Facilitated discussion, mini-presentations, and networking.
We'll probably focus on JQuery this time. Next time we could talk about alternatives (Backbone, RequireJS, little libs on microjs.com, etc) if anyone has enough experience with them by then.
Other topics may include...
- HTML5 stuff: Canvas, SVG, Offline apps, Local Storage, shims/polyfills for backward compatibility...
- SASS, LESS, Stylus, Jade, HAML, CoffeeScript, CodeKit...
- Node.js, Express, Flatiron, Tako, ... (the Node.js framework explosion has begun) and other server/backend/database stuff
- Game-dev & real-time
- Monetization: how to make a living as a [freelance] JS dev
Skill level: Working web designers & developers, aspiring ones, hobbyist programmers (if you've completed the Codecademy tutorials, or something like that, the discussion shouldn't be too over your head :-)
Laptops optional. Bring it if you happen to have it with you, or if you want to show off your project.