Past Meetup

Hack Night: Build a Text Editor!

This Meetup is past

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1600 Main St. · Venice , ca

How to find us

Parking info: Use the front door facing the street on the first floor to get into Codesmith’s office. Once inside, veer right past the bathrooms and keep going down the hall (you’ll see a React Room sign).

Location image of event venue


For this meetup, we will be building a basic text editor with the ability to:

- write, copy and paste text to the content area
- highlight text and style the text as bold, italic, or *funky*

We’ll explore the clipboard and Range APIs:


…and we’ll use CanJS to handle events and build a reusable component!

Come as early as 6:30—we’ll start hacking around 7pm. Please bring your laptop to follow along! Snacks will be provided by Bitovi. Thank you to Codesmith for hosting us!

About our sponsors:

Bitovi provides web and mobile application consulting services. We can build your app, work with you to build it, or teach you how to build it. To learn more, visit or @bitovi on Twitter (

Codesmith is a selective, need-blind 12 week program teaching Software Engineering and Machine Learning with locations at LA, NY and Oxford University. To learn more, visit or @codesmith_ on Twitter (