SeattleJS Mega Summer Extravaganza

  • July 12, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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It's summer in Seattle! Probably. Which means it's time to get together with 50 - 100 of your closest and nerdiest friends to discuss the finer points of JavaScript. Übermind in Fremont is our gracious host and sponsor this time around, and we've changed up the format a bit.

6:00 - 6:30: Sign-in

We'll have a few iPads running a signin app that we will coerce you into using upon your arrival. It will let the whole room know you've arrived and what your areas of technical expertise and interest are. This is of course 100% JavaScript end to end and we'll briefly go over how it's built and have the source up on GitHub.

6:30 - 6:45Lightning Talks

Since JavaScript is a broad topic, we'll be doing shorter talks on a wider variety of subjects instead of longer more focused talks. To kick this off we'll be encouraging you to take the stage for a few minutes and share your latest project or idea. Come prepared! We will then have 3 back to back short talks from selected speakers.

6:45 - 7:15: Large-scale Backbone.js

Ryan Eastridge will talk about the pitfalls and lessons learned from building a large scale mobile Backbone application for the world's evilest corporation.

7:15 - 7:45: Connected Win8 Apps Using WinJS.XHR

Carter Rabasa will talk about building connected Windows 8 applications and will show you just how easy it is to integrate with your favorite REST APIs.

7:45 - 9:00: Huddle-up Time

Instead of doing Q&A after each talk we'll let you break into groups after the talks to get in depth answers to your questions directly from the speakers and have more time to socialize and collaborate with your fellow JavaScript sistren and brethren.

See you there! ~ Your Benevolent SeattleJS Overlords

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  • Kory F.

    Hey guys, sorry I just realized that one of the roles I talked about wasn't listed in my previous posting. Of the three JavaScript roles that I currently have I think this one is the most exciting.­

    July 16, 2012

  • Tara E.

    Really enjoyed the format!

    July 14, 2012

  • ⓕⓣ

    Dig the format/combination of a couple formal(er) talks as well as as many shorter informal talks we can get through.

    July 13, 2012

  • Simon T.

    We're hiring at ECX. Check it out here:­­

    Would love to hear from some great javascript developers that can help us push the limits of interactive web design.

    July 13, 2012

  • Laura S.

    Excellent lightning talks and presentations.

    July 13, 2012

  • Kory F.

    @Carl, absolutely. I will paste a link to some of my open positions. Honestly though, the easiest thing would be to just shoot me an email and we can find a time to talk about what you're looking for and I can let you know what I have. I just find that easier than looking at buzzword filled job descriptions. [masked] or­


    July 13, 2012

  • Matthew F.

    We are hiring at WINTR (­). Our site has a posting for an all-around dev (including some back-end), but we are also looking for someone a little more junior with some solid front-end chops. We do mostly cool interactive marketing stuff.

    July 13, 2012

  • Courtney C.

    Hi Carl-
    We're looking for several SDEs. Please send me your resume if you are interested: [masked].

    Also find me on LinkedIn, where all of our current openings are listed on my profile:­

    July 13, 2012

  • Carl B.

    Could those who were recruiting post info or a link about their open positions? Thanks!

    July 13, 2012

  • Chris L.

    Awesome, awesome! Only thing is I was sold on bringing up any issues, even basics such as document versus window load. Partly my own timidity, but damn!! You guys are rocket surgeons compared to me. A little intimidated. Nevertheless, a very exciting set of discussions.

    July 13, 2012

  • Tony B.

    It was awesome!

    July 12, 2012

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