Javascript Hack Night

This month we’re featuring a special version of the JS Hack Night! We’re going to look at ways to introduce techniques from the functional programming world into javascript. We’ve got some great projects lined up for you on Om, ElmAngular and Underscore.

Note: make sure you arrive by 6:30! Doors open at 6pm. If you arrive late you’ll be assigned to the group with the smallest number of attendees, which probably means you’ll spend the night programming interfaces in Haskell. If that thought makes you squeamish or you don’t know what that means then don’t be late!


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Regular meetup description:


Hack nights are a time to slough off your workaday shackles and stretch the limits of what you can do in javascript. It's a chance to experiment with new tools and techniques, learn new paradigms and practices, commiserate and collaborate with fellow devs and make interesting things.


We work in small, self-assembled groups and we'll share our results at the end of the night.

It's important to have project ideas ahead of time, so please do the following:

1. subscribe to js weekly

2. pick something interesting

3. post a comment about it here


Examples of interesting projects:

- try a framework: noflo, meteor, ~todomvc, etc

- try a library: q, allong.es, bilby, lemonad, etc

- try a language: fay, elm, roy, clojurescript, flapjax, etc

- try some web apis: audio, webgl, svg, webrtc, etc

- go parallel: workers, river trail, webcl, etc


We are beginner friendly. Here's some resources for getting up to speed with javascript:

Eloquent JS

Effective JS

JS Allonge

Fun JS


Another great way to learn JS is by reading the source of good libraries -- underscore.js is a solid starting point.

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  • Sergiy Dybskiy

    great night

    1 · February 12

  • Matt Asher

    Great! Would have kept going for another couple hours.

    1 · February 12

  • Kevin Kelly

    Forgot to write I was sick today, but how was this one going to go?

    February 11

    • Kevin Kelly

      I want to play from home.

      1 · February 11

    • dann

      Oh, yeah, a live video feed would have been a great addition to this evening. Maybe we can get that set up for the next workshop edition.

      1 · February 11

  • Ahmed Abu-Nadar

    @dnn - Is it ok to attend to learn since i'm fairly new to JS world? Cheers!

    February 11

    • dann

      Definitely! Learning is a big part of JSHN. A couple of the workshops tonight are fairly advanced, but the other two should be palatable for beginners. See you there!

      February 11

  • Robert Lowe

    @dann - Is it alright if I work on my own stuff, but attend? I'd just like to see what's going on, I don't want to pick up other projects or add people to mine. Cheers!

    1 · February 10

    • dann

      @evert - in addition to the compile-to-js projects there's also one on Angular and one on Underscore, both highlighting those from a functional perspective, if that's more your cup of tea.

      2 · February 10

    • Robert Lowe

      @dann thanks for the clarification, see you next time!

      2 · February 10

  • dann

    Hi everyone! This month we're doing four workshop-style projects instead of our usual laissez-faire hacking, so be sure you're there by 6:30!

    Also, if you're interested in the Om track go ahead and get that installed ahead of time: https://github.com/swannodette/o...­

    Likewise for the Elm project (it can take awhile to install): http://elm-lang.org/Install.elm­

    See you tomorrow!

    February 10

  • Aaron Muir Hamilton

    A colleague and I have been tasked with building a client-side search system for structured data. (mostly loose tags, but some with complex combining properties).

    I thought it may be a good idea to bring it here, we're likely to work on it in the open anyway.

    1 · February 9

    • dann

      Hey Aaron, that sounds like a great project! Would you mind posting it in the Project Ideas discussion thread? You'll be entered to win a jQueryTO ticket, and may attract devs who would be interested in working on it at the next hack night (this month is workshop-style with preselected projects).

      February 9

  • Henry Leopold

    Maybe

    February 8

  • Henry Leopold

    Out of town

    February 7

  • Anthony

    Thx

    February 1

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