What we're about

Meet other local JavaScripters to network, share knowledge, to review the state of the art, or to dream up new applications. Meetups are free (as speech and beer) while we have the corporate sponsor.

Past talks and other member information is posted on our blog:


Meetups are structured as two consequential sessions with networking opportunities planned after each session. First session targets members who are new to JavaScript, the next session being for advanced presentations.

Anybody on the job market, please, read the http://www.meetup.com/js-chi/messages/5067572/ email and follow the directions.

Upcoming events (5+)

Creating Custom Babel Plugins & Data pipelines for Charting

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We will have two speakers: Talk 1: Creating Custom Babel Plugins Description Babel is a JavaScript compiler / transpiler. JS developers can use the Babel toolchain to customize and extend JavaScript's capabilities. In this talk, we will learn how to create and use custom Babel plugins in your applications. We will look at how to create custom Babel plugins that transform code, and custom Babel plugins that perform static analysis. Speaker 1: Kashyap Mukkamala Kashyap Mukkamala has been a JavaScript enthusiast since he first started working with it back in 2011. Apart from his fun side projects using IoT devices (Arduino, LeapMotion, and AR Drones) and mobile applications (PhoneGap, Ionic, and NativeScript), his corporate experience has been focused around building scalable web SPAs for Fortune 100 companies. Over the past few years, Kashyap has also been a JavaScript instructor and has trained a few hundred students. Kashyap is currently working as an Engineering Lead at OCC. ------------------------------------------- Talk 2: Data pipelines for Charting at TT Description Blake will present a high level overview of data delivery for Charts on the TT Platform followed by tips and design patterns for web worker messaging and asynchronous data delivery at scale. Speaker 2: Blake Harvey Blake is JavaScript engineer at Trading Technologies focused on building TT's charting and analytics tools. Prior to joining TT Blake held various software engineering positions at Chicago tech companies like Raise.com and Sittercity. And once upon a time, very, very long ago he started out his career as a graphic designer. ------------------------------------------- Please submit your talk for our future meetups: https://goo.gl/forms/SBA6VXtg6uIT6KoM2

Learn Web Components and Build a CTA Tracker

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Join us for this full-day training and learn the essentials of web components! This workshop is perfect for those who have used web components before, or those who want to learn them from the ground up. The training will cover custom elements, templates, Shadow DOM, and more through a series of exercises that lead to building a CTA Bus Tracker component! By the end of the training, you’ll have a customizable `` you can easily use on any site or share with anyone. Leading the training is Matthew Phillips, open source developer, and web component enthusiast. He works as a consultant for Bitovi where he helped build CanJS 6 with custom element support. Important Links: - Web components overview: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Web_Components - The course material: https://www.bitovi.com/academy/learn-web-components.html ============== LOCATION The event will take place downtown Chicago. Once we have an estimate for how many people are attending, we will book the space. If anyone can't make it due to the location, they will receive a full refund. ============== LUNCH Lunch will be included. We will place a jimmy johns order for everyone. ============= COST The price is $20. This is used to cover the cost of lunch and to ensure that people RSVPing actually show up. If you need financial assistance, please email us ( [masked] ).

The Angular Field Guide: Angular 7, TypeScript, and RxJS training

(NOTICE: This is a paid, cross-promotional event with Bitovi, one of JavaScript Chicago's sponsors). Join this three-day interactive workshop in downtown Chicago to learn Angular, TypeScript, and RxJS from ngConf speaker Jennifer Wadella! This workshop is perfect for those wanting to move from AngularJS to Angular, or those needing to learn Angular from the ground up. This workshop contains three à la carte sections: TypeScript, Angular, and RxJS. Link to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-angular-field-guide-survival-training-on-angular-7-typescript-and-rxjs-tickets-63294924824?aff=meetup **Selecting to attend this Meetup event does not guarantee a spot - registration via the Eventbrite link is required ======== TRAINING CONTENT TypeScript: The TypeScript training (https://www.bitovi.com/academy/learn-typescript.html) will cover fundamental knowledge about the language and how to be productive as an Angular developer using it. Angular: The Angular training (https://www.bitovi.com/academy/learn-angular.html) will explain Angular fundamentals with hands-on learning exercises to ultimately build, unit test, and deploy a working Angular app in version 7 of Angular. This section of the training has attendees building a restaurant ordering app and covers topics like using the Angular CLI, building components, creating routing & navigation, creating services to make get requests, using reactive forms, writing unit tests, utilizing web sockets, and deploying a production build of the app. You can preview a working version of the app here: http://www.place-my-order.com/. RxJS: The RxJS training (https://www.bitovi.com/academy/learn-rxjs.html) will cover foundational reactive programming concepts and how to use RxJS subjects, observables, operators, and more. ======== TRAINING PREREQUISITES This is an interactive workshop. You will need to bring your wifi-enabled laptop, power cord, and anything else you need to be productive. To minimize setup time during training, please try to have these installed before the session: - NodeJS - Github CLI - Your commandline tool of choice - Your IDE of choice, or see our recommendations here for Angular developers. Spots are limited to 24 attendees, so please register if you are able to attend! If you are unable to attend and your workplace has an interest in bringing this training to your team please reach out to [masked] Need help getting your company to cover this training? Send them this cover letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vShZmIRAQBRgI9dCiziJQCHFP0pBwKVKOimyRoyp-OqJnKvyMng9bFjwI5kgHUUFrHom-GwjISnOkLz/pub! If you are a student or don't have an employer to cover costs, please email us about scholarship options! ======= About the Instructors Jennifer Wadella has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as a JavaScript Consultant at Bitovi and loves building performant web applications, speaking at technical conferences, and brewing kombucha. Jennifer is an international and keynote speaker known for delivering fun and engaging talks with immediately executable strategies, and was most recently featured at NG-Conf for her talk on building cleaner forms with the Control Value Accessor. Justin Meyer is a contributor to CanJS (a web app framework), StealJS (a module loader) and DoneJS (a kitchen sink). He’s also the CEO of Bitovi (a web consultancy). As a writer of autobiographical blurbs, he knows to use his two children, love of history books, and hobbies like running to make him appear more human. But is he really ... ======= LOCATION Training will be held downtown Chicago. We will know the space in about a week's time. Book now to get early-bird prices (You can cancel with a full refund prior to the event). ======= Link to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-angular-field-guide-survival-training-on-angular-7-typescript-and-rxjs-tickets-63294924824?aff=meetup


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Past events (134)

Learn TypeScript, Chrome Extensions, Velocirender

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