• [JavaScriptLA] JULY Meetup | High-Performance Apps with Done.JS w/Chasen Le Hara

    General Assembly Downtown Los Angeles

    JavaScriptLA's June Meetup is Here! Our topic will be High-Performance Apps with DoneJS, presented by Chasen Le Hara. DoneJS is an open source JavaScript framework that makes it easy to build high performance, real-time web and mobile applications. It is used to make beautiful, real-time user interfaces that can be exported to run on every platform. This sentence is wasting your time before you get to useful information. How annoying is that? Annoyed is how your users feel if they can’t see their content immediately while too much JavaScript and CSS downloads too slowly. This talk shows how the [DoneJS (https://donejs.com/)] framework makes it easy to build fast single page applications that are: - [server-side rendered]( https://donejs.com/Features.html#section=section_Server_SideRendered ) - [progressively loaded]( https://donejs.com/Features.html#section=section_ProgressiveLoading ) - [use content delivery networks]( https://donejs.com/Features.html#section=section_DeploytoaCDN ) We will discover how DoneJS solves these problems while building a simple [real-time]( https://donejs.com/Features.html#section=section_RealTimeConnected ) chat application. As a bonus, Chasen will show you how to build the chat application to a [mobile and desktop application]( https://donejs.com/Features.html#section=section_iOS_Android_andDesktopBuilds ) so all three versions of the app can chat together. About the presenter: Chasen Le Hara (@chasenlehara) has a decade’s worth of experience as a web developer and is a core contributor to DoneJS. He currently works as a developer advocate for Bitovi, a JavaScript consulting company known for making great web apps for Walmart and other high-profile companies he can’t talk about. Food & Drink: Looking to have some food trucks with yum food! Join Us Online To Discuss This Meetup (http://jsjo.in/) Feel free to discuss online via our Slack channel for topics you would like to see at this meetup. There's about 600 engineers online, so it's a great way to get in touch with your local developer friends and learn/share new ideas. --> If you don't have an invite to our Slack channel, please visit http://jsjo.in (http://javascriptla.herokuapp.com/) to get one. Subscribe on Youtube (View Past Meets & Tutorials) http://www.youtube.com/c/javascriptla Like Us On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/javascriptla/ Follow Us On Twitter https://twitter.com/javascriptla Location General Assembly's NEW DTLA Location in Little Tokyo (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=360%20E.%202nd%20Street%2C%20Suite%20400%2C%20Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA%2090012%2C%20Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA) 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Parking Don't want to drive / park ? We recommend using the Metro to 7th Street (from Blue Line) along with Uber / Lyft (you could also just walk down a couple streets from Blue Line and 7th). If you do park, there are a couple of parking lots around the area near DTLA, expect to pay around $10 to $20. Thank You to Our Sponsors! Codesmith: https://www.codesmith.io (https://www.codesmith.io/) Codesmith is a top-rated coding immersive in the US, teaching computer science, full-stack JavaScript (notably React and Node) and software architecture preparing graduates for mid to senior engineering positions. The course also features preparatory material, extensive hiring preparation, and ongoing support with students’ job searches.To help prepare applicants for their interview, Codesmith offers a series of free weekly classes and lectures (“Introduction to Web Development”, “Javascript - the Hard Parts”, and “How to Get Hired as a Software Engineer” among others).Additionally, Codesmith is committed to strengthening and growing a broad and deep community of software engineers from all backgrounds, and thus offers scholarships for women, minorities, and veterans to help bridge the gap. General Assembly: http://generalassemb.ly (http://generalassemb.ly/) Check Out GA Event Page Here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/javascript-developer-tools-in-2017/los-angeles/34333 Interested in Sponsoring? Please contact us at [masked] if you would like to be our sponsor (provide drink, food, raffle gifts) in return for promotion / speaking time. You can also reach us on Slack for faster communications (please message @vijay or @marko).

  • [JavaScriptLA] Introduction of Game Development for the Web w/Sean Hornsby

    General Assembly Downtown Los Angeles

    JavaScriptLA's Next Meetup is Here! Our main topic will be Introduction of Game Development for the Web, presented by Sean Hornsby. Sean will be presenting an introduction of Game Development for the Web. He will cover core concepts, the basics of Phaser.io, and a demo on recreating the classics. Building games is fun, and it teaches valuable skill that you can apply in all aspects of coding. Come and learn how to build a game for the web in under an hour. About the presenter: Sean Hornsby is a freelance developer and speaker from Orange County California. After graduating from OCCS in August 2016, Sean jumped into web application development at a stealth startup that is now working closely with one of the biggest names in home delivery. He is fascinated by functional programming, machine learning, and game development. He writes at sphornsby.github.io and he is a contributor at JustGetCoding.com. Feel free to meet and talk to Sean by messaging @sphornsby on slack. Food & Drink: Looking to have some food trucks with yum food! Join Us Online To Discuss This Meetup (http://jsjo.in/) Feel free to discuss online via our Slack channel for topics you would like to see at this meetup. There's about 600 engineers online, so it's a great way to get in touch with your local developer friends and learn/share new ideas. --> If you don't have an invite to our Slack channel, please visit http://jsjo.in (http://javascriptla.herokuapp.com/) to get one. Subscribe on Youtube (View Past Meets & Tutorials) http://www.youtube.com/c/javascriptla Like Us On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/javascriptla/ Follow Us On Twitter https://twitter.com/javascriptla Location General Assembly's NEW DTLA Location in Little Tokyo (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=360%20E.%202nd%20Street%2C%20Suite%20400%2C%20Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA%2090012%2C%20Los%20Angeles%2C%20CA) 360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Parking Don't want to drive / park ? We recommend using the Metro to 7th Street (from Blue Line) along with Uber / Lyft (you could also just walk down a couple streets from Blue Line and 7th). If you do park, there are a couple of parking lots around the area near DTLA, expect to pay around $10 to $20. Thank You to Our Sponsors! Codesmith: https://www.codesmith.io (https://www.codesmith.io/) Codesmith is a top-rated coding immersive in the US, teaching computer science, full-stack JavaScript (notably React and Node) and software architecture preparing graduates for mid to senior engineering positions. The course also features preparatory material, extensive hiring preparation, and ongoing support with students’ job searches.To help prepare applicants for their interview, Codesmith offers a series of free weekly classes and lectures (“Introduction to Web Development”, “Javascript - the Hard Parts”, and “How to Get Hired as a Software Engineer” among others).Additionally, Codesmith is committed to strengthening and growing a broad and deep community of software engineers from all backgrounds, and thus offers scholarships for women, minorities, and veterans to help bridge the gap. General Assembly: http://generalassemb.ly (http://generalassemb.ly/) Check Out GA Event Page Here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/javascript-developer-tools-in-2017/los-angeles/34333 Interested in Sponsoring? Please contact us at [masked] if you would like to be our sponsor (provide drink, food, raffle gifts) in return for promotion / speaking time. You can also reach us on Slack for faster communications (please message @vijay or @marko).

  • Learn Angular 4 with ASP.NET/C# followed by Comedy & Musical guest

    C# Entertainment is back with a night of Music, Technology, and Comedy! CLICK HERE FOR TIX BEFORE IT SELLS OUT!! (https://goo.gl/T9L6yQ) Topic Angular 4 with ASP.NET/C# - Learn how to build Angular apps with an ASP.NET Web API back-end & OWIN. This talk will focus on building a simple application that allows the user to create, update, display, and delete simple records on the server. As part of this, you will learn how to start an ASP.NET Web API and Angular app from scratch, and build it all the way through to the end. Throughout the process, you will learn best practices in ASP.NET/C# and Angular (version 4) and the tools and techniques that allow you to use the full power of both technologies together The Musician: Morgan Jay (http://www.morganjay.com) is a performer based out of Los Angeles. Originally from New Jersey, he started his career in NYC where he attended the Tisch School of the Arts. Morgan is a skilled stand up comedian and actor who can now be seen serenading audiences with his sultry musical comedy. He recently performed at the 2017 SF Sketchfest. He's also acted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and MTV! Check out his album on iTunes and his music videos and sketches on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/MorganIsEthnic)! Presentation Begins: 7pm The Speaker: Anshul Vishwakarma (https://github.com/shootdaj) is an innovative technologist who likes to creatively combine different software and hardware and implement them in today's technologies. His areas of interest include C#, .NET, javascript, automation, continuous integration, and programming in general. Anshul can be reached at [masked]. Entertainment Begins: 8PM The Comedian: Tom Clark (http://www.tomclark.com) was born and raised, in that order. He has appeared on such shows as TBS’s Conan, CBS’s Late Late Show, The Bob & Tom Radio Show, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Clark has traveled coast to coast doing stand up and has performed internationally as part of New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and on The Main Stage at The Capetown Comedy Festival in South Africa. Clark is also an actor and has appeared on such shows as NBC’s Outsourced, TNT’s The Closer, and the Hallmark made for TV movie The Wish List. The Host: Reynald Adolphe is a comedian, writer, producer, software engineer and recently a new author for Lynda.com. So busy, he doesn't have time to finish this bio. Follow him @ReynaldAdolphe Ticket Pricing :$15 online. $20 at the door. (https://goo.gl/T9L6yQ) CLICK HERE FOR TIX BEFORE IT SELLS OUT!! (https://goo.gl/T9L6yQ) Parking is available on site for a $5 flat rate after 5pm. Street parking is also available and there is a bike room on-site. We are located next to the Little Tokyo Gold Line station.

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  • JS The Hard Parts LA (Onsite & Online): Callbacks & Higher Order Functions

    ***This is a Partner Event >>Please register here to get your pair-programming partner: https://nvite.com/JavaScriptHard/4wyqeo<< This week for Javascript - The Hard Parts we cover Callbacks and Higher Order Functions, taught by Codesmith CEO Will Sentance This includes how to handle or recreate the functions: • map • reduce • forEach This is a concept that 80% of JavaScript engineers do not understand but are at the core of every single successful application. This is possible because we'll understand the essence of these tough concepts and then switch into pair-programming through the challenges to cement the concepts. The evening session is comprised of: Onsite 6:30 - 7:00pm: Meet your future pair programming partner. 7:00 - 8:00pm: Core JavaScript concept for the challenge and introduction to the secret hack for learning to code - pair-programming. 8:00 - 9:00pm: Pair-programming. Online (Start time may vary by 15 minutes) 7:15pm - 7:30pm: Tune into stream and sign in to receive pair-programming instructions. The link to the event is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxGwgWXUaJg 7:30 - 8:00pm: Core JavaScript concept for the challenge and introduction to the secret hack for learning to code - pair-programming. 8:00 - 9:00pm: Pair-programming. ***Bring a friend who'd like to build and you can pair program together! Price: Always free

  • C# Task, Await, and Asynchronous Methods followed by Comedy & Musical guest

    Our first event is finally set! Presentation Begins Promptly: 7pm I'll Get Back to You: C# Task, Await, and Asynchronous Methods There's a lot of confusion about async/await, Task/TPL, and asynchronous and parallel programming in general. So let's start with the basics and look at how we can consume asynchronous methods using Task and then see how the "await" operator can makes things easier for us. Along the way, we’ll look at continuations, cancellation, and exception handling. The Speaker: Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual C#, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight, including "C# Interfaces", a course aimed at giving developers a clear understanding of abstraction. Jeremy lives in Southern California with 2 cats and a banjo. For more information visit http://www.jeremybytes.com (http://www.jeremybytes.com/). Entertainment Begins 8:30pm The Comedian: Chris Fairbanks is a Missoula, Montana native who has been seen on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, VH1 & MTV, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central and TruTV's "World's Dumbest". His album, "Fairbanks!" was named one of Amazon's Top Ten of 2010. Fast paced, quirky, and constantly improvising his act, Chris Fairbanks delivers a truly unique self-observational style. Musical Guest: Christian Zezza Christian Zezza comes straight from Italy, to grace us with impressive guitar skills. This artist is to definitely one keep an eye on. He’s all about technique, harmony, impressive diversity in musical styles that you need to be present to experience. We’re lucky to have him while he’s only in the country this month. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/christianzezza The Host Reynald is a comedian, writer, producer, software engineer and recently a new author for Lynda.com. So busy, he doesn't have time to finish this bio. Follow him @ReynaldAdolphe If you're single, check out his other monthly event that's been a hit for LA singles: Professional-Singles-Comedy-Night Ticket Cost: $15 online/$20 at door. Recruiters $25. PARKING: Parking available in near by lots and some metered.

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