What we're about

STL JS is the first and largest JavaScript meetup in the St. Louis metro area. This meetup brings together developers from all backgrounds and of all skill levels to discuss the wonderfully divisive, ever-evolving, and incredibly universal lingua franca of the web: JavaScript.

Whether you're a full-time, full-stack JS software engineer who works in Node and React all day every day, or a beginning developer straight out of bootcamp who had to use a sprinkle of jQuery in your rails project, this meetup is for you.

We meet downtown once per month for a meetup that includes an opportunity to network with others in the St. Louis tech scene, instructional talks on JavaScript topics, "hackathon" project time, and more. We also have a discussion forum and mailing list, so you can participate all month long.

Upcoming events (2)

Robust, Strongly Typed, Documented APIs Using NestJS, TypeScript, and Swagger

Meetup starts at 6:30pm with 30 minutes of social time. Beginning at 7pm, ArchitectNow's Kevin Grossnicklaus will present Robust, Strongly Typed, Documented API’s using NestJS, TypeScript, and Swagger: This session will introduce developers to the tools and architectures necessary to easily develop powerful API’s built on NodeJS. All API development will be done using TypeScript and an open source framework called NestJS (in addition to some other very handy NPM modules). Front-end developers interested in learning to create and manage their own back-end with minimal learning curve. The NestJS framework will feel very familiar to any developers currently using Angular and TypeScript for their client-side application development. It provides a server-side experience that is built to mirror the client-side architecture of Angular. .NET back-end developers looking to broaden their expertise in a new strongly typed framework. The overall development ecosystem is built to allow for a rapid API development process. Ultimately, any developer who’s curious about full stack development yet feels intimidated by learning multiple frameworks would all benefit from this session. Developers utilizing NestJS can leverage the same IDE they utilize for client-side development. For this talk we will demonstrate how API’s are built on this platform and discuss tooling, development processes, deployment options/best practices, and then leave attendees with a large number of resources to leverage. Starting about 8:15pm, we'll move into a hacking session to experiment with the material that's been presented, and with JavaScript, browsers, and node.js in general. Complimentary beer (21+ only), sodas, and pizza will be provided by this month's food sponsor, Second Street (https://secondstreet.com/careers). Come hungry, come thirsty, bring your laptop, and be ready to code! STL JS is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://github.com/STL-JS/code-of-conduct

Performant Font Techniques For Modern Typography

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Meetup starts at 6:30pm with 30 minutes of social time. Beginning at 7pm, Wells Fargo Advisors' Matt James will present a tech talk about JavaScript: When web fonts first arrived on the scene, they gave us near limitless typographic options and control without having to rely on a conventional “web safe” font stack. With that power came performance implications for our users due to the render blocking nature of web fonts. In this talk, we’ll look at new techniques in the browser that provide instant content such as `link rel="preload"`, `font-display` And the CSS font-loading API. We’ll also look at JS based fallbacks for non-supporting browsers as well as the performance implications of variable fonts. Finally, we’ll examine the different performance considerations for self hosted fonts versus cloud hosted fonts. Starting about 8:15pm, we'll move into a hacking session to experiment with the material that's been presented, and with JavaScript, browsers, and node.js in general. Complimentary beer (21+ only), sodas, and pizza will be provided by this month's food sponsor, Second Street (https://secondstreet.com/careers). Come hungry, come thirsty, bring your laptop, and be ready to code! STL JS is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://github.com/STL-JS/code-of-conduct

Past events (55)

Intro To TypeScript: February STL JS Meetup

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