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Let's meet up and ... talk about JavaScript

  • Feb 27, 2015 · 5:30 PM
  • Competa IT

NOTE: The doors will be open from 17:30, food will be available from 18:00, and we'll start the talks around 19:00!

There's a lot happening in the JavaScript world right now (e.g. AngularJS 2.0, ECMAScript 6 plans etc.) and the language is becoming more important and exciting everyday. Let's look at what's going on, and maybe share some real-world case studies of interesting projects.

Competa will provide the venue, food & drinks.

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Planned Talks:

1. Frontend JavaScript Tooling

How do you keep your team’s development workflow smooth and efficient when working on large complex JavaScript projects? Nowadays there are a lot of Frontend tools that can help… maybe too many! Assessing and choosing the right tools to optimise your workflow can take a significant amount of time that could be better spent producing code. Raymon has already invested countless hours in researching and testing many of these tools, so he’s going to share his findings and recommendations with us.

Raymon has been doing web development for 12 years (5 years fulltime). He is now a front-end developer for Competa where he works on projects for companies throughout NL and helps to train and mentor other developers. He is really passionate about Frontend Tooling, JavaScript performance, Sass & teaching/mentoring others.

2. The past, present and future of JavaScript

Throughout the years JavaScript has developed from a convenient and handy scripting language to a full fledged enterprise programming language. During this talk we will have a look at the history of JavaScript as well as the current state and the future. We will look at the different frameworks and libraries that are currently in use and have a look at the differences and similarities. During the entire talk a small and interactive app will be created that can be used by the audience. This app showcases the realtime possibilities of the current web, using JavaScript. 

Bjørn Wikkeling learned to write code at a very young age, way before the days of the world wide web. During the early nineteen nineties he learned about the web and was instantly fascinated. Ever since that time he started coding websites and web apps. Nowadays he runs his own development company that develops products and services small to medium sized businesses. Besides that he also works as a freelance consultant for larger corporations in Europe.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming everyone!

    /dev/haag is a really nice community - it was a pleasure to have you all here.

    Here are Bjørn's slides:

    1 · March 3, 2015

    • Berend B.

      Thank you for a well organised and interesting meetup. Too kind to also cater us with good food and beverages!

      1 · March 3, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was our pleasure!

      March 3, 2015

  • Federico Z.

    It has been a good meetup, well organized and with knowledgeable speakers; many thanks to Jim for the hospitality :-)

    2 · February 27, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're welcome : )

      March 3, 2015

  • Kars M.

    Greatly enjoyed the talks, discovered some new tools to look into. Thanks for organizing, Jim!

    2 · February 28, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're welcome :)

      March 3, 2015

  • Mr F.

    Here is the presentation i gave about the Frontend Performance!

    March 2, 2015

  • Stefanos T.

    Thank you for the very nice evening! Hope to see you again soon, and btw guys I am looking for an expert in AngularJS to support the development of our service. If you are interesting please contact me!

    1 · March 1, 2015

    • Mr F.

      You can contact Jim for that! He will be happy to help you!

      March 2, 2015

  • Diderik van W.

    Great people, great speakers, great location, great food, awesome meetup! Thanks a lot! Unfortunately I couldn't stay for the 2nd talk. Perhaps next time stick to the schedule, so people (like me) who expect the official program finishes at a certain time, can attend all talks. Of course the meetup can continue after that.

    February 28, 2015

  • Nicolas D.

    Had to cancel :-(.. Was looking forward to it as I've been playing with funky Javascript front-ends since the messy late 90s ;-) next time

    February 26, 2015

  • Erik

    Argh it's already full :) If anyone can't make it, please change your RSVP! Thanks!

    February 23, 2015

  • LγbīⅠ

    I am sorry. I can't make it. I changed my RSVP already hoping that this will be rescheduled in a near future again.

    February 24, 2015

  • Adriaan

    Hi all! I would like to mention a weekend of IoT hacking in Amsterdam. 100% free, catering and beds included: March 6, 7 and 8. See

    A great program on Startups, Energy, IoT, with great prizes and mentorships of Startupbootcamp or Eneco. Starring: Toon, with Europe’ biggest installed base of Smart Thermostats for the connected home.

    The hackathon is 20 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, 10 minutes from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. International teams are welcome!

    More info:

    January 27, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    We have our first speaker! Raymon will be telling us about front-end tooling. See the main meetup description for details.

    1 · November 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Tijs, I'm working on finding some speakers now. If you know anyone, please let me know!

    November 24, 2014

  • Tijs T.

    p.s. i would happy to announce it if some more people sign up and you have at least one speaker confirmed... the location is not an issue in this case i guess :)

    November 18, 2014

  • Tijs T.

    wow that was quick! i'd love to have a meetup on this subject as i too have started using Angular heavily recently and would not mind finding out how others deal with certain things... so you have my blessing ;)

    p.s. our stack at automatique is angular + django and angular + flask, if anyone is curious. mostly working on converting jquery code to more maintainable angular code for (which is django based)

    November 18, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location for this Meetup

    November 18, 2014

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