• End of the Year Event: Pizza Night

    Online event

    One of the parts of the meetup we haven't been able to share since before the pandemic is that trademark (love it or hate it) meetup pizza. If you want, order from your favorite local pizza (or falafel or taco or make something at home or eat nothing at all, live your life!) spot ahead of the event! We'll hear about building a frozen pizza reviews site and the pipeline operator `|>` (pizza) proposal! Ongoing agenda: 6:00 - Food and merriment 6:30 - Talks 7:45/8:00 - Free time to discuss, network, hack, etc. 8:30 - Disperse! It's always a great event, hope to see you there!

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  • October Event: Shalanah Dawson, Ryan Rampersad, Brian Mitchell

    This will be an online event using Zoom on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ongoing agenda: 6:15 - Meeting Opens 6:30 - Announcements/Lightning Talks 7:00 - Shalanah Dawson Join Shalanah Dawson as she demos Kind Cloud (kindcloud.app), a meditation app she’s recently created. Put on some comfy sweats, find your happy place and tune in! And yes, at the end of the presentation, she will go Full Nerd and explain a bit how she built it. 7:30 - Ryan Rampersad & Brian Mitchell The JAM stack is popular these days. Sometimes you’re building something a little smaller, and you want less churn and maintenance. What’s old is new again with Eleventy (11ty) - a simple static site generator. Join us for our talk about exploring 11ty and redesigning a place near and dear, JavaScriptMN.com. 8:30 - Disperse!

  • JavaScriptMN Sep 2020 Virtual Event: Show and Tell

    Online event

    Hello JavaScriptMN-ers! We hope you're all doing well with this wild year. On September 30th, we'll be back with a Zoom-hosted virtual meetup! We're going to keep it casual and low-key. Share what you've been working on with a show-and-tell! If you have a project that's difficult to present, try preparing it on CodePen or CodeSandbox so we can more easily get it up and running and see the source. Please reach out to JavaScriptMN on Twitter, our Slack team, or our Meetup page to let us know if you have something to share. Otherwise, join us on September 30th and share on the spot! We will email the Zoom link (and share in slack) on the day-of. Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like to show something off! - The JSMN Board -- Ongoing agenda: 6:00 - Zoom link opens, Announcements 6:15 - 8: Lightning talks. Demos. - Register to Vote!

  • Virtual Event: Code Championship and Recursion in the Wild – Luke Schlangen

    Hello JavaScriptMN-ers! We're excited to be back this month with another virtual event featuring Luke Schlangen! Please find the Zoom link below. We will also email the Zoom link (and share in Slack) on the day-of. Please let us know if you have any questions. Code Championship and Recursion in the Wild - Luke Schlangen Let’s explore a real life example of recursion in its natural habitat, and then let’s play the game built on top of that code! After years in software development and never needing to use recursion, I felt pretty confident telling my students that recursion was something they should learn for engineering interviews, and then they could forget about it. Until one day, when I ran into a problem in the wild where the only solution I could think of was recursion. We’ll do a historical re-enactment of that fateful day, and then we’ll have some fun playing Code Championship (the competitive coding platform) built on top of that recursive JavaScript code. About Luke Schlangen I am a Web Developer, Teacher, and Team Leader. I lead HatCHRy at C.H. Robinson (an onboarding program for new Software Engineers). My wife and I founded Code Championship (competitive computer coding) to inspire the next generation of computer coders. When I have the chance, I enjoy contributing to open source projects like Scratch, Gatsby, Node Postgres, and Approachable IO. Check out my GitHub and LinkedIn to learn more about what I'm working on.

  • JavaScriptMN July 2020: Virtual Show-and-Tell Event

    Online event

    Hello JavaScriptMN-ers! We hope you're all doing well with this wild year. On July 29th, we'll be back with a Zoom-hosted virtual meetup! We're going to keep it casual and low-key. Share what you've been working on with a show-and-tell! Show (in up to ten minutes) the JSMN community some styling tricks, new concepts, a cool React/Vue/Angular/Svelte component, or more! If you have a project that's difficult to present, try preparing it on CodePen or CodeSandbox so we can more easily get it up and running and see the source. Please reach out to JavaScriptMN on Twitter, our Slack team, or our Meetup page to let us know if you have something to share. Otherwise, join us on July 29th and share on the spot! Please find the Zoom link below. We will also email the Zoom link (and share in slack) on the day-of. Please let us know if you have any questions, or would like to show something off! - The JSMN Board ======= JSMN July Event Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97337410315?pwd=dVIxbHR4azZvc0xvRnZGRHVWcFR5dz09 ======= Agenda: 6:00 - Zoom meeting opens 6:15 - Demos and show-and-tells begin 7:00 - Disperse!

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  • Feburary Event: JS Frameworks and Low Code Tools w/ Tim Murphy

    Ongoing agenda: 6:00 - Food and merriment 6:30 - Lightning Talks 7:00 - Main presentation – "JS Frameworks & Low Code Tools" by Tim Murphy of Brook Over the last five years, Javascript developers have been inundated with a steady stream of changes to ECMAScript specifications, new and changing frameworks with reactive/composable components, package managers, module bundlers, and server side rendering. While these technologies coupled with improved browser performance have enabled Javascript developers to create larger, more maintainable client side applications with better state management, there is no question that our development environments haven’t kept pace. Tim Murphy from Brook will walk through the current state of Javascript tooling, and why a code editor, terminal, and a browser with dev tools open isn’t a really great development environment. He will explore the options that are becoming available in the no code / low code space, and discuss how some of these tools are actually integrated development environments meant to provide a better developer experience by adding a visual ui design layer, data visualization for the flow of properties between components, simulated api calls, data type enforcement, unit/integration testing, enhanced accessibility, and better collaboration between designers, front end developers, and server side developers. 7:45/8:00 - Free time to discuss, network, hack, etc. 8:30 - Disperse! Location Notes: This area is heavily served by public transit – take the 6, 17, or 21 to the Uptown Transit Center. On-street parking, or use of the paid Mozaic parking ramp is recommended. For the cyclists among us, there are bike racks facing the greenway as well. Please reach out to the organizers ([masked]) if you would like to use the building's accessible entrance or parking, as we can make additional arrangements. It's always a great event, hope to see you there!