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January meetup talks: jQuery/ES2015 and Weird Browsers

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Joe L. and 2 others


Our monthly meetup will be held on Tuesday January 12th at Skills Matter CodeNode. Please remember to RSVP also at the Skills Matter site, ( )


18:00: Meet and greet

18:30: How to not use jQuery, by Callum Macrae

19:15: Weird Browsers, by Niels Leenheer

20:00: Pub


Callum Macrae

Callum Macrae is a JavaScript developer and occasional musician based in London, UK, working at personalised children's publishers Lost My Name. He regularly contributes to open source and is the author of Learning from jQuery.

Niels Leenheer

Niels is a developer working on web applications for Salonhub and is a self-professed browser geek. He is the creator of, which is used more than a million times yearly to test how well browsers support web standards, and he runs the one of the largest Open Device Labs in Europe with almost 200 different and sometimes weird devices.

Full talk descriptions:

How to not use jQuery

jQuery is great for supporting older browsers and quickly shipping features without having to have an inside-out knowledge of JavaScript, but is often unnecessary and could have performance implications. This talk will show you how you can use features of JavaScript introduced since jQuery was written—features introduced in ES5 and ES2015—and discuss whether you really need to use jQuery in your next project.

Weird Browsers

Now that everybody builds responsive sites and mobile has become the new normal, are there still any weird browsers left? The latest generation of smart TVs run on the same operating systems as our mobile devices. How weird can these browsers be? Perhaps smart TVs aren't as smart as we all would like to think. But there are more weird browsers. How do game console handle your websites and are e-readers really capable of browsing the web? I will try to give an overview of all the problems you are going to face when you want to make your site work on these weird browsers.

10 South Place · London
25 spots left