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Because Reasons: ReasonML & ReasonReact in Production
ReasonML isn’t actually a new language. ReasonML is purely a facelift on a battle-tested, mature, pragmatic language with a long history of compiling to javascript. It has the development resources of Facebook behind it and first-in-class bindings to React (React was actually first written in SML). ReasonML probably has the lowest barrier to entry of any functional language and you have the entire javascript, OCaml, and ReasonML ecosystems at your disposal. Joel is going to talk about his experience using ReasonML and ReasonReact in production for a few months now in a Pear Deck Chrome extension that adds interactivity to Google Slides Presentations. Likely topics include a general introduction, strengths and weaknesses of the language, development ergonomics, debugging in production, adoption among the team, and where the language is going in the future. The general docs are great and I would encourage you to take a quick look if you like before the talk: If you think you might be able to make it, please fill out the pre-meetup survey (just 3 questions!) and he’ll try to tailor the talk to what people want to hear about. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might not otherwise. :slightly_smiling_face: 🍕🍕🍕Sponsored by TelePharm 🍕🍕🍕


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Iowa JavaScript

We have different "chapters" across the state. If you're interested in starting one in your area and sharing this Meetup account and the @iowajs ( account, let us know.

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Our typical meetups are the 3rd Thursday of each month at MERGE ( at 136 S Dubuque St in downtown Iowa City.

The format is usually lightning talks, where we go around and talk about something JavaScript related (but doesn't really need to be JavaScript related, as long as it's interesting.) The can go from 5 to 15 minutes.

Snacks are graciously provided by Telepharm, and you can bring your own beverages.

Anybody who's interested in JavaScript or just hanging out with cool people can come. All skill levels are welcome, and we all have diverse programming backgrounds so we hope you'll be comfortable and have fun!

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