Javascript WFSL @ London Bridge

Javascript Web Folk of South London? Are you out there and interested in a meetup? We could arrange a special WFSL meetup focused on Javascript. Let me know what you think...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes checking that too. It's was really a good start for our meetup. Looking forward more for this.

    September 26, 2013

  • Owen

    Hey guys, great to meet you all last night!

    Be sure to check out SuperHero JS: http://superherojs.com/ It's a good curated list of decent articles on Javascript.

    Looking forward to the next meetup!

    September 26, 2013

  • Jim W.

    Nice to meet you all. :)

    I'm going to drop Campus a line to find out if it costs to rent their space or whatever. Might be a useful spot.

    September 26, 2013

  • Clare L.

    Here are some resources I have found useful. Jim, don't know about you but I find the official Angular docs a bit confusing, they show you something and then say 'but don't do it like this actually that's not correct'! This .pdf looks useful though:

    Angular:
    http://fastandfluid.com/publicdownloads/AngularJSIn60MinutesIsh_DanWahlin_May2013.pdf - including the proper way to create Angular controllers - this was not clear to me from the official docs
    http://egghead.io/

    Node JS and Angular together:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-luUYq_obQ

    JS Events:
    http://lanyrd.com/series/londonjs/
    http://www.londonjsconf.com/
    The London AJAX meetup group has very good presentations too.

    September 25, 2013

    • Jim W.

      Nice one, cheers for the links. Egghead.io is a great resource. Not too in-depth but covers basically everything.

      September 26, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Good crowd as usual! Plenty of new faces which is always good, look forward to hearing about whatever happened after I left. Jiggs was a great host as usual ;)

    September 25, 2013

  • Neil

    Cheers for organising this. Was nice to meet you folk.

    September 25, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Another whistle-stop visit again I'm afraid :( Be there soon (I hope!)

    September 25, 2013

  • Julie

    Sorry, have to work. :(

    September 25, 2013

  • Biggs

    I'm here already. Upstairs Gallery Bar, left side by the window.

    September 25, 2013

    • Jim W.

      I should be there in around 30

      September 25, 2013

    • Neil

      Should be there around 6.45

      September 25, 2013

  • Greg F.

    Sorry guys can't make it this time.

    September 25, 2013

  • Biggs

    Heading into London bridge now. Will try and get some tables upstairs where it's quieter.

    September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot to put this in my calendar... And I now have something I can't get out of. Sorry to miss this. Next time for sure!

    September 24, 2013

  • Neil

    Hi, just introducing myself. I'm very new to javascript - have read The Good Parts but should read it again! Day job as a desktop developer. Interested in just having a chat and hopefully absorbing some javascript know-how! :)

    September 23, 2013

    • Neil

      I might be a bit late on Wednesday

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a senior js developer, working with backbone, node, but mainly vanilla js.

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to join in this JS Meetup. Looking forward to learn more from you folks.

    September 23, 2013

  • Julie

    As usual, love to talk tech

    September 20, 2013

  • Clare L.

    And re: location - For what it's worth I'll state my preference but I know it's an unpopular one ;-) Somewhere quiet! Last time I had a tech meetup in a pub it was just ridiculous, the music was not loud, but it was a pub so it was not really conducive to discussion/learning etc and you couldn't hear what was being said at the other end of the table. Sorry! I'm just super-sensitive to noise I guess :)

    September 5, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      Some pubs have function rooms that they may be prepared to use of a meet like this. The difficult bit is persuading them you will buy enough beer etc to make if worth reserving. I have been to groups that have reserved a room without a deposit, A friend of mine hosted an event in Draft house just south of Tower bridge but I didnt go to it.

      September 7, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      (sorry - didn't know return would submit the answer .....) Another option is the public area in Southbank centre. A lot of space but it might be busy before/after events. Been to events in day but not evening.

      September 7, 2013

  • Biggs

    Alright! Looks like we have a few people for this. Can each of you quickly summarise what your level is and what you'd like to chat about?

    I'll start:

    I'm a practical javascripter. I tend to pick up and learn what's required commercially. I know jQuery very well, can implement plugins easily and also know my way around structuring my JS using modules in object literal notation.

    I've dabbled with backbone but I don't really get it. I don't know design patterns, prototypes, and am still getting my head around scope, closures, hoisting and yes, believe it or not, callbacks.

    I'd be more than willing to help beginners out :)

    One question, you think this meetup would work in a pub, or you think something more quiet would be more suitable?

    September 3, 2013

    • Biggs

      I might bring a few JS books too...

      September 5, 2013

    • Shane T.

      It's worth a read, at the same time, I think Crockford is a bit heavy handed in his banishments.

      September 6, 2013

  • Clare L.

    I'm a JS noob really. I remember pre-library days struggling to get stuff working with native DOM methods and then jquery came along and saved the day ;-) I wouldn't call myself a JS programmer by any stretch of the imagination, but I'd really like to be. I'm working with Angular JS and Node at the moment.

    September 5, 2013

  • Owen

    I'm still fairly new to JS, and it's only recently that I've realised how important it's becoming for the front-end and I find myself having to write more and more complicated bits of JS! I'm really interested in hearing about new technologies such as Backbone.js.

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would still call myself a javascript beginner, most of my skills are with jQuery. Considering how much JS has progressed since jQuery came out, I would love to hear about how other Front End Devs are dealing with keeping up to date with the latest JS libs, techniques etc.

    September 4, 2013

  • Ross M.

    I'm still a beginner to JS. I know my way around jQuery but usually rely on googling myself out of whatever hole I've dug (<3 stackoverflow).
    I'm working on the front end for a node project at the moment, meaning I've had to gain a basic working knowledge and depending on how it goes I might like to progress.

    Pub is good for me! It's been too long since my last WSFL outing.

    September 3, 2013

  • Clare L.

    YES! I have a node and angular personal project on the go and will really need a JS mentor soon if anyone in this group would be interested in reviewing my stuff? When I've got past hello world of course :D

    September 3, 2013

  • Owen

    Sounds great, are JS beginners welcome?

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely interested in a JS focused meetup, especially having just started with Angular JS **Also depends on date...

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe depending on when..

    March 19, 2013

  • Biggs

    Sure. Anything goes. My experience is primarily with OOJS & jQuery. I would be interested in talking about backbone (and other MVV systems), design patterns, best practices, mobile and such.

    June 16, 2012

  • Mario

    Sounds interesting... what will be be discussing? Everything JS? Node? Can? jQuery etc?

    June 12, 2012

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