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Five minute lightning talks!

As is the jQuery Boston Meetup Tradition (TM), instead of one speaker getting up and talking for an hour, we want you, jQuery Boston Meetup members, to each get up and talk for five minutes. If you've been working on a really cool project, have a new jQuery plugin, figured our how to do something nobody else knows how to do, or just want to talk about JavaScript syntax for five minutes, tell us all about it!

Please, only JavaScript- or jQuery-related talks!

Everyone is invited to talk, just RSVP with your talk idea if you're interested. Feel free to post and discuss five minute talk topics in the comments. We'll have 7 slots in which people can speak.

So far, we have these talks scheduled:

  • Ben Alman - TBD
  • Liam Morley - Upgrading a Rails 2/legacy jQuery app to a Rails 3/Backbone.js/Twitter Bootstrap app
  • Kirk Israel - Low lag HTML5 audio best practices
  • Andrew Bialecki - Bootstrapping pages via the HTML5/jQuery "data" attribute
  • Open slot!
  • Open slot!
  • Open slot!

Talks will get underway at 6:45pm, so don't be late!

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  • Jonathan B.

    Hello, everyone.

    I just wanted let you know that I will be presenting about TypeScript on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at the Bocoup Loft.

    For those who don't know, TypeScript is a language designed and developed by Microsoft (with Anders Hejlsberg being the Lead Architect). It is a super-set of ECMAScript version 5 (also known as JavaScript). JavaScript lacks many of the language features that are taken for granted in other programming languages, such as C, C++, C#, Java, et cetera. Simply put, TypeScript aims at fixing this problem by extending JavaScript in a way that allows developers to build powerful applications using the JavaScript they love, but with the added typing, built-in module systems, error-checking, and strong tooling.

    To learn more about TypeScript, visit:
    The event can be found here:


    January 6, 2013

  • Ben A.

    Lots of fun!

    August 24, 2012

  • kirk i. -- stil la W.I.P., and I need to answer that excellent question if sound is allowed for non-user-initiated events. Welcome feedback on it.

    August 23, 2012

  • Travis G.

    Good stuff all around.

    August 23, 2012

  • John R.

    Very interesting to hear what the jQuery foundation is planning. It's a nice change of pace from code-code-code. It was also quite entertaining to see Ben abuse JS functions with his abstraction js talk.

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to leave midway through, but the first three presentations were all very interesting (and in some cases really entertaining!) Lots of concepts I can take away and apply to my own projects.

    August 22, 2012

  • John G.

    Great talks.

    August 22, 2012

  • kirk i.

    Hey, Is there anyone on the list with iOS 6 Dev version on a device, and is willing to run a quick test for my presentation (viewing a page, clicking a few buttons, describing the results...) Contact me at kirkjerk at gmail -- thanks!

    August 21, 2012

  • Andrew B.

    Hey, if there's interest, I can talk for 5 minutes on a technique I use for bootstrapping pages via the HTML5/jQuery "data" attribute. I'm mostly interested in presenting one way to do it and then later (hopefully over beers) hearing how others do it.

    August 15, 2012

    • Ben A.

      Sounds great, Andrew. I've added you to the list!

      August 16, 2012

  • kirk i.

    Scratch that, I think I can have a more interesting and useful talk on low lag HTML5 audio best practices

    August 10, 2012

    • Ben A.

      Ok, I added you!

      August 14, 2012

  • kirk i.

    I'd like to give a brief overview of Processing.js

    August 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you're interested in talking, just post something here (or contact us using the link in the upper left).

    July 24, 2012

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