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A Discussion of AngularJS Directives in Depth: Yuri Takhteyev & Matias Niemelä

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This time around for the #AngularJSTO meetup we have 2 talks and a networking session at the Mozilla Community Space. Core Developer at the AngularJS Project: Matias Niemelä, plus ('s CTO, Yuri Takhteyev, will be sharing their knowledge with us. Special thanks to our sponsor Cetaris ( and to our fantastic host, Mozilla!

Further details will be announced as they are confirmed.


7PM: Doors open + mingling

7:15 PM: Nick Van Weerdenburg, CEO at ( Opening Remarks

Nick is the founder of and leads's business development, consulting, and enterprise architecture activities. He's a firm believer in the thin-server, full-JavaScript stack, and actively evangelizes for it across the Toronto tech community.

7:20: Matias Niemelä: “Forms in AngularJS: ngModelOptions and async validators”

Matias will discuss forms (ngModelOptions and async validators) since those are new features in 1.3.

Speak Bio:

Matias Niemelä is a core developer on the AngularJS project, working primarily on animations, tutorials and documentation as well as core-level contributions. While not working on AngularJS, Matias raises the bar on tech blogging via his website ( He also performs speaking engagements, attends meetups and hosts pair programming tutoring sessions. He lives in Toronto and has over 10 years of solid full-stack web development experience.

8:20 PM: Yuri Takhteyev: "Developing Custom Directives"

Angular's directives, including the ability to write your own, are often billed as one of the key benefits of the framework, but when is it actually the right time to write your own custom directives? I will look at the costs and benefits of using directives in different scenarios, in particular in comparison to using controllers.

Speaker Bio:

Yuri Takhteyev is the CTO at ( and a former faculty member at the University of Toronto. His interests span software architecture and global software development culture. Yuri’s book on software development in Brazil ( ( was published by the MIT Press in 2012. His other work has appeared in academic journals and in popular publications such as (

9:15 PM: Nick's closing remarks.

We hope to see you there! If you would like to speak about your own AngularJS work experiences with the community, please fill out this submission form ( ) and we’ll be in touch!

Case studies, technical overviews, demos, and short talks are all appreciated. Tweet insights from the talks using the #AngularJSTO hashtag. Check out some videos of the talks on youtube (


Best wishes,

Nick Van Weerdenburg ( - The Web Inverted

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