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last modified 2014.09.24Wed17:06. (http://1.jothere.com/NBV2WE) Meetup, so including this our group site, is best accessed from a laptop/desktop -see footnote. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV2X1) Coming soon: Meetup's big announcement of this our group (footnote details). (http://1.JotHere.com/NCFIXQ) Join Now (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/join)! (http://1.jothere.com/NCFK5T)

GRAND OPENING (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/messages/boards/thread/47084202) of OCJavaScript (http://Meetup.com/OCJavaScript)! --Orange County's very own JavaScript Community Group --with no other group like it for general JavaScript in the OC. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV71B)

• So we're for all OC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_County,_California) JS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript)
coders/programmers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmer) & developers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developer) (software (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_developer) & web (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_developer)&apps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App), mobile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_app)&desktop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computer)&server (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_(computing))), present & future. (http://1.jothere.com/NBV32C)

• Why choose JavaScript(JS) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript)? It's the one programming language (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programming_language) which runs everywhere: in most every web browser (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_browser) and now most everywhere else; and it's shockingly powerful, too! (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV316)

• We're brand new, and projected to have lot of growth over the next 12 months (especially as your central hub for OC's already 8+ speciality-JavaScript groups!), so sign up now (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/join/) to get notified. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV33L) Also your reviews & comments & fixes about this group design & website, including the signup process, we would very much appreciate & need: ASAP, please post in our website forum (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/messages/boards/forum/18573672) else, for repost here if possible, Meetup-message group top leadership (http://www.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true). (http://1.jothere.com/#NBUJL5)Heads-up: our profile Qs and Welcome message could use readability improvements, so we're working on that immediately; still the logic & message is solid, so still please complete them, thanks! (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV6OU)

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• Events include Main Meetings every month, Intro/Training & Co-working/Hacking every other week on both closed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_software)- & open-source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source#Computer_software) projects, plus specialized Joint-group events & Conferences. -If it's JS community in the OC, you'll find it here! (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV34J)
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• Topics include primarily JavaScript: (1) intros & training and (2) news & comparisons & reviews of tools & extensions & companion-technologies (as libraries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_JavaScript_libraries) (as Backbone.js, Bootstrap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrap_(front-end_framework)), Underscore.js, & many more) & even frameworks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_JavaScript_frameworks) (jQuery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JQuery) and many more, plus Internet Rich Internet Application frameworks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rich_Internet_application_frameworks) (as Angular (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AngularJS), Flex (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Flex), Titanium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appcelerator_Titanium), Ember.js, and many more, plus Mobile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_phone_web-based_application_framework) (as Cordova/Phonegap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Cordova) and Sencha Touch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sencha_Touch))), & many, many more!), server-side execution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_server-side_JavaScript_solutions) (as Node.js & others), editors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_JavaScript-based_source_code_editors) & online IDEs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_JavaScript_IDE), build tools (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Build_tools) (including to assemble code both on server (as Grunt/Gulp/Bruch (http://www.meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/events/174658412/comments/352529102/?read=1#event_comment-352529102) & many more) and on browser (as Browserify & Ender & RequireJS & more (http://www.reddit.com/r/javascript/comments/vc9d9/npm_vs_jam_requirejs_vs_browserify_vs_ender/))), code conversion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_conversion) including compilation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compiler) (as from JS-enhancements (CoffeeScript (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoffeeScript), DART (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dart_(programming_language)), etc) and from even totally different programming langauges (http://repl.it/)) + compaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_compaction) + obfuscation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obfuscation_(software)), code hosting (as GitHub (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitHub)) & -revision control (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revision_control) (as Git (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Git)), templating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript_templating), stylesheet languages (as Less (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Less_(stylesheet_language)), Sass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sass_(stylesheet_language)), Stylus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylus_(stylesheet_language))) and CSS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets)&HTML (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML) integration, latest variations (as DART (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dart_(programming_language)) & Harmony/6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMAScript#ECMAScript_Harmony_.286th_Edition.29)), and more) --Learn & share & keep-up-with the latest hot JS stuff! (http://1.JotHere.com/NBV35O)

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• Founded by me DestinyArchitect (http://1.jothere.com/M6Dest), who, for many years now, am a big JS lover&coder (my primary programming language!), but for ~5years now, I found no general-JS group in my county OC. So in 2011 I starting planning & preparing-to-found OCJavaScript; but only now got the time to do it, as since the year before 2010, I've been & am also a leading Orange County tech group leader & coordinator, overseeing (http://1.jothere.com/3780#MD9JGV) & bringing together 12+ & increasing local tech groups (http://1.JotHere.com/OCTech) --has taught me a lot about doing this, which hopefully you'll spot in this group website :-); plus I'm a former US military reserves officer&NCO&combat-vet for 8 years, which also taught me a ton on leading groups, especially leading with Army value (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LDRSHIP) Integrity; and I'm a MIT CS grad (BS+MS work+research intership+patent. And, um, handy here! Indeed JavaScript is based on what I learned&taught&did-my-bachelors-thesis-in, functional programming languages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_programming_language) especially MIT's Scheme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheme_(programming_language))! :-). (http://1.JotHere.com/#NBUMZ0)
• In both admin and our topic, we're looking for presentations/presenters and helpers & leaders and even venues, including welcoming them from OC's many fine specialized-JavaScript & tech groups, simply offer or request in our forum(s) (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/boards/) matching. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUN2P)

• We're run with integrity (basic group rules (http://1.jothere.com/MHMore)) plus fun! (http://1.JotHere.com/#NBUN8A)

• (1) To contact & talk with us (members&leaders), avoid private messaging (as email,SMS,call,& Meetup messages) and instead properly-post whereever practical: in our event listings' matching comment thread (create it if none, making the 1st line THE TOPIC IN CAPS, as "WHEN --please put all on that here in this thread"), else in our matching discusion forums -- we've many: jobs, volunteering, venues, JavaScript-talk, this website, & more (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/messages/boards/) --be sure to Meetup-subscribe to be alerted of posts & replies. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUNJR) This vastly makes our groupsite come alive & sharing, notably attracting more participants; (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUNM7) and it avoids leader monopolies and allows multiple-indeed-many helpers to sync, enabling everyone to be a participant, so generating a collective intelligence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_intelligence) (plus friends & fun!); (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWIL) and another big reason... (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWJE)

• (2) Unlike many or most community groups where many member & most leader dicussions are in private email&talk&calls which no one else ever sees & hears (so tons of needless reinventing-the-wheel, neglecting, backstabbing, and worse), in what I see as the true spirit of a public & public-serving community group, I aim all our operations, including talk by even admin & management, to be: (1) open-source (as open-sourced talk including open-source government (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source#Government)) say 95%, what I term(coin) as an "open-sourced group". and (2) documented especially written as much as possible, especially ideally every significant event&group&job-title/membership change is clearly archived telling "who did what to whom/what how & when & why", which by "(1) open-source" is then also public record nearly always. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWTR) --So (1) & (2) combined then: best insure right is done, plus insure maximum helpers&leaders&participation&sharing&collaboration&learning, between our own members & even with other groups. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWT6)
• (3) Like Burning Man (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man#Participation) (which also ton of fun & inspiring & enlightening), "There are no spectators here, only participants" --well, as much as we can pull off : (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWW2)-)

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• JOIN US! (http://www.meetup.com/OCJavaScript/join/) Then, for your specialized-JavaScript interests, join 0 or more of Orange County's 8+ specialty-JavaScript groups: {server-side (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server-side): NodeJS (http://www.meetup.com/Node-JS-OC/), Apache Sling (http://www.meetup.com/OC-CQ-Sling-JCR-User-Group/),MongoDB (http://www.meetup.com/Orange-County-MongoDB-User-Group/)}, {client-side (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Client-side):AngularJS (http://www.meetup.com/AngularJS-OC/), EmberJS (http://www.meetup.com/Ember-SC/), Cordova/Phonegap (http://www.meetup.com/Cordova-Phonegap-Mobile-Developers/), Sencha Touch & ExtJS (http://www.meetup.com/OC-Sencha/), Google (Angular, Dart, Chrome, AppScript, & more) (http://www.meetup.com/Google-Developer-Group-Orange-County/)}. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWXP)

More exicting details as you join the group and it grows. (http://1.JotHere.com/NBUWZ8)
• Aside: What are the 6-digit alphanumeric codes that you will occassionally on this site? --as “NBTY69” at the end of this point. As part of a new machine-understanding writing system I'm developing, they're short IDs to date-stamp, uniquely-reference, & portably-track most any point or item (http://1.jothere.com/6mp) --very useful for versioning & watermarking & tracking text including telling who-wrote-what-when, plus cross-referencing. And here especially on the "About us" and event listings, they are mostly 100% hidden (they're all over this page --can you find them? :-); but due to the limits of Meetup, sometimes it's very painful to hide them (as on the Discussion Boards posts) and sometimes simply impossible (as on pure-ASCII text fields), so this explanation :-) =NBTY69

• Footnote: Meetup.com, so this group site, is best accessed via a desktop web browser, as unfortunately some or all mobile phones & tablets have serious drawbacks using Meetup, including {all hyperlinks are stripped, so missing, from text for at least group descriptions (so including this one) --but at least on our site there are many & important)}, {Join/update-profile loses all your input when you try to edit it}, {every link to a location/anchor somewhere within web page just goes to top of the page}, and {likely more bugs}.
• (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJRM) Footnote "Coming soon: Meetup's big announcement of this our group": (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJSI) Per Meetup's non-user-changable settings for every new group, Meetup auto-announced this group 3 days after it was created. (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJAJ) As is readily the case for new Meetup groups, this was not enough time to get everything ready for the group. (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJK1) Worst, per recent new non-user-settable Meetup defaults, default "new group listen radius" for new, and perhaps existing, Meetup users is a mere 5 miles (most OC residents drive up to 25 miles for a Meetup, the radius of the county), when it used to be indeed about 25miles for apparently all many years before, so only 1/25th the annoucement area, and while that may be maybe-ok for extremely-dense most-peple-dont-own-cars areas as NYC (where MeetupHQ is), it's terrible fro spauling often public-transitless suburbs as OC. (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJKY) And indeed from this Meetup squeek-announcement, instead of getting say ~100 starter members (say given our topic which is so popular where everyone even non-programmers knows the JavaScript name), instead we got ~10! (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJP6) For these reasons, we will soon request Meetup do a proper announcement of us and all Meetup groups who were similarly short-changed. (http://1.jothere.com/NCFJQX)

Document History in order: (http://1.JotHere.com/NCFIKA)
• (http://1.JotHere.com/NCFIOC) 2014.09.10 (group creation): created, very minally: ~2 paragraphs.

• (http://1.jothere.com/NCFIP7) bulk of text written

• (http://1.jothere.com/NCFIRN) 2014.09.13 1st std meetup announce; then update after to show this, ending with "last mod 2014.09.14Sun21:37"

• (http://1.jothere.com/NCFITE) add quote(Footnote "Coming soon: Meetup's big announcement of this our group").

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