Learn to build a simple chat app with Meteor!

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Come learn to build a simple chat app with Meteor!

We’ll be building a simple chat app at our own paces, in small groups or alone. We’ve prepared a sample github repo with some instructions, goals for the basic app, and some ideas for stretch goals. Both of us organizers will go around helping each group.

This will be the first in a cycle of events we’d like to try. We’re going to host a focused learning night around a certain kind of app, then a night of working to expand on that app or work on your own projects, and then a night of lightning talks.

We also have a bunch of swag left over from the hackathon. Free shirts, stickers, bottle openers; first come first serve!


No Meteor experience is needed, but basic JavaScript and HTML experience is recommended.


We’ll help everyone install Meteor first thing. But if you’d like to get ahead, that’d be great! You can find instructions on the official site: https://www.meteor.com/install

What to bring:

A laptop and an open mind.


6:00pm: Introductions and install Meteor

6:30pm: Work on the chat app alone or in small groups

7:30pm: Review our progress and challenges, and share what we’ve each made

8:00pm: End. We may go grab some tea afterwards, which all are welcome to join!


159 Bank Street, Suite 202, Burlington, VT

Space provided by Designbook (https://www.designbook.com/) and Agilion (http://agilion.com/)

Call Kyle's Cell at[masked] if you have any issues getting in.

Note: Food will not be provided. But you're welcome to bring your own!

Join BTVDevSlack: http://btvdev-slackin.herokuapp.com/

Sample Chat: https://github.com/MeteorBurlington/sample-chat