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Call for Speakers

From: Justin L.
Sent on: Monday, August 15, 2011 8:09 AM
It seems that JS.Chi finally run through the flood of useful
retrospectives and future peeks from the last call for speakers.
Giving a talk is a great way to understand better, meet people, and
get hired.  Here's that list of ideas again (don't forget lighting

- Do a postmortem on you last project, saying what did (and didn't) work.
- Investigate a new technology.
- Tell us about a library you are writing or using.
- General topics with an eye to JS - testing, optimization, clean code.
- Novel uses for Javascript - server, mobile, or something more interesting?
- Related fields - since is JS is mostly web, other topics related to
web design will probably be of interest the group.

It looks like http://nodeknocko...­ is full, but an intro to Node
might be timely for those wanting to participate in spirit.

If you can present on August 25, please let me know by Wednesday, so
the one-week notice on Thursday can go out with a talk description.
If you can't do this month it's okay (I've been sandbagging a talk on
on the history of OO and prototypes)  I'd love to get the next couple
months covered.

FYI, I am thinking about taking the holidays off since both
Thankgiving and Christmas arrive near the meetup at the end of the
month.  On a related note, I'd appreciate feedback about the meeting
dates; it seems like there have been a lot of other events on the same
days during the last few months.


I know JavaScript people will be looking at Node for server-side, but
if you've ever wanted to get into Rails (or just deeper into web
programming) a new training program is opening up in Chicago.  I
worked with the Code Academy people at SPARK Chicago (the team won,
BTW) and they are an amazingly dedicated group with a plan to help
people improve their lives.

Code Academy is a 12-week program that teaches people how to build web

Most people read books, try tutorials, attend workshops, and spend
lots of time (and $$$) without the structure and support to make sure
what they learn sticks - Code Academy fills these gaps. We empower
people to take the ideas in their head and make them a reality through

For applicants, Code Academy is a game changer for their career.

First class begins Oct. 3 in downtown Chicago, only 12 spots are open.
Join the builders movement and apply today.

Website: http://codeacadem...­
Facebook: http://www.facebo...­

Justin Love -- http://JustinLove...­

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