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Introduction to JavaScript (Novice & Intermediate)

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!!! JUST ANNOUNCED - SPECIAL TREAT !!!
Felix Geisendörfer (http://twitter.com/felixge) happens to be in town and will be giving a breif introduction on the HUGELY popular node.js - a blazing fast server-side JavaScript environment running on Google's V8 engine.

Felix lives in Germany and is a node.js core committer and co-founder of Transloadit. When he's not worshiping JavaScript, Felix enjoys riding his unicycle and watching squirrels.

AGENDA
6:45 - 7:00 - Welcome & Food
7:00 - 7:45 - Presentation - Introduction to Java Script (Novice & Intermediate)
7:45 - 8:00 - Q & A
8:00 - 8:30 - Presentation - Felix Geisendörfer on node.js
8:30 - 8:45 - Q & A
8:45 - ?:?? - Wrap Up & Drinks @ Taco Mac!

INTRODUCTION TO JAVASCRIPT (NOVICE & INTERMEDIATE)
Come out for Part I of a two part series as Toby Ho (http://tobyho.com) gives an introduction to the JavaScript programming language. No frameworks. No Plugins. Just pure JavaScript, the way it was meant to be written.

TOPICS TO INCLUDE
* Data types
* Control structures
* Functions
* Objects
* Exception handling
* Working with the DOM
* Common 'gotchas'

COME PREPARED
Toby will be taking a very hands-on approach by diving into some technical content. To get the most out of this meetup, we suggest you come prepared with
* Your Laptop
* Your text editor of choice
* Pre-installed Firefox v. 3.6 ( http://mzl.la/gsyMzE )
* Pre-installed Firebug ( http://bit.ly/dPDY9I )
* An open mind, ready to learn!

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
MATRIX Resources, Inc. has come through for us again by providing meeting space and FOOD for us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month!

115 Perimeter Center Place, NE
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30346

It has been said that finding MATRIX Resources is like riding a bicycle: While it can be difficult to first learn, once you know, you will never forget. We're providing the training wheels below to help with the learning process!
* Pull into the deck for 115 Perimeter Center Place (South Terraces)
* Park in any unmarked space
* Take the parking garage elevator to the second floor
* Follow signs and arrows to South Terraces
* If the door is locked, press the button on the silver call box to the left of the door and tell security you're here for the Atlanta JavaScript Meetup at MATRIX resources.
* Follow the hallway to the South Terraces atrium and take building elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor
* Look for MATRIX Resources in Suite 250!

Map: http://itstaffing.matrixresources.com/clientservices/atlanta-matrix-office

FAQ
Q: Will there be food?
A: YES! Food will be provided by MATRIX Resources

Q: Who should attend?
A: YOU! Whether you're just getting started with JavaScript, or are looking to hone your fundamental skills, this meetup is for you. Not to mention a chance to meet Felix Geisendörfer doesn't happen everyday

Q: I really want to learn more before the meetup, do you have any suggested resources?
A: Check out the presenter's blog post at http://tobyho.com/5_Great_Resources_for_Learning_Javascript_Fundamentals

FOLLOW US
Twitter: @ATLJavaScript (http://twitter.com/ATLJavaScript)
Online: http://www.AtlantaJavaScript.com