Past Meetup

April JavaScript NYC Meetup

This Meetup is past

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Hello world, It's that time again! Our monthly JavaScript Meetup!

Hosted at Code Smith with awesome speakers~~

const Mitra_Mejía_Guzmán = {

Bio: `Mitra is freelance full stack web developer currently working for clients from USA, Spain and the Dominican Republic. He loves helping creatives become better not just in the technical aspects but in human factors as well.`,

Talk_Description: `Freelancing without loosing your mind
*Common pitfalls when freelancing and how to avoid them
*How to price your work
*How to win clients`


const Carl_Vitullo = {

Bio: `Carl Vitullo is head moderator of Reactiflux, the largest community of React developers, and senior frontend engineer at InRhythm, currently on-site with American Express. He once upgraded to React 13, survived the Flux Wars, and has been bouncing around startups since 2013.`,

Talk_Description: `Overly Defensive Programming`


const Will_Sentance = {

Bio: `Will Sentance leads Codesmith - a software engineering residency program in Los Angeles, New York and at Oxford University.

Before Codesmith he started Icecomm - a realtime video platform for developers and worked as a software engineer at Gem - a bitcoin startup. He completed his academic work at Oxford and Harvard. He has given talks on coding and entrepreneurship at Fluent.js, Pivotal Labs, Harvard, Yale, USC, UCLA and Frontend Masters.`,

Talk_Description: `This talk will explore Async/await under-the-hood. Understanding this area is the backbone of being an effective JavaScript engineer. To do so we’ll get a clear sense of the call stack, event loop, callback queue and background threads so that you can navigate complex asynchronous problems, easily. Our mental models of Asynchronicity in Javascript - the event loop, callback queue - are no longer enough. We have to augment them with the new world of native promises and async/await and understand them intuitively. In this talk, we’ll look into how to do this so that you can write readable code and debug effectively.`


const Chris_Li = {

Bio: `Chris Li is a Software Engineering Fellow at Codesmith who is passionate about creating web and mobile experiences that not only look beautiful and function seamlessly, but support modern accessibility practices as well. In his spare time, Chris is heavily involved in the open-source community, making regular contributions focused on server-side rendering and isomorphic React products.`,

Talk_Description: `Webpack: The Swiss Army Knife of Build Tools`