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An Introduction to Emscripten (hosted at CIC Cambridge — 101 Main St.)

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Charles L. W.


Let's get together, introduce ourselves, and learn about Emscripten, the C++ to JavaScript/WebAssembly compiler!

We will be hosted by CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), a shared-workspace focusing on the start-up community, at their 101 Main St. location in Kendall Square. We will be on the 14th floor, in 'Cloud City'. (Ring the bell to be let in.)

I will order pizza for this meetup. Please consider donating money, using the 'Chip in (' button on the webpage.

Topic: “An Introduction to Emscripten

Emscripten is a suite of technologies that help allow C/C++ code to be compiled to formats that web browsers can understand (JavaScript and/or WebAssembly), without the need for plugins.

This talk will show some of what Emscripten-compiled code can and can’t do, how it gets used, and what to consider before trying to port code over to it. High-level features and caveats will be reviewed, along with a few, simple, code samples.”


- 6:30 Charles Wilcox (Organizer): Group introduction, and plan next event(s) (15 min)
- 6:45 snack on some Pizza
- 6:45 David Ludwig (Independent): An Introduction to Emscripten
- 8:30 Head out for food and drinks!

Getting there:

CIC Cambridge is in Kendall Square, at 101 Main St. For MBTA riders, the Red-Line stops at Kendall Square, as does several buses. For drivers, there are several parking lots nearby; I had good luck with the Kendall Square Garage, (operated by Pilgrim Parking, 350 Kendall St.), which is 9$ after 4PM.
CIC Cambridge
101 Main St. · Cambridge, MA
How to find us

Once you arrive, go to the 14th floor, ring the bell to be let in, and head left to 'Cloud City'

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