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

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Competa IT

Verrijn Stuartlaan 20 · Rijswjijk

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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.

How to find us (https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Competa+It+BV/@52.041802,4.335704,17z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x47c5b689440cb4ef:0x153f9d2a9e1f9e4!2sCompeta+It+BV!3m1!1s0x47c5b689440cb4ef:0x153f9d2a9e1f9e4?hl=en)

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.