Exchange.js Edmonton's JavaScript Meetup

Startup Edmonton
Startup Edmonton
Public group

Every 1st Thursday of the month

Online event

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The YEG Javascript Meetup, ExchangeJS is a gathering of Javascript minded folks, who want to discuss and further their exploration of this language that underpins the internet. We're being supported actively (and are supporting in turn) the YEG Ruby meetup, and the Dev Edmonton Society from an organizational and logistical perspective. You can find out more at where you can find links to the Dev Edmonton slack, where most of our organization happens. If you're interested in a chat, doing a talk, or learning more about Javascript, check out the link above and get onto the Slack!

We have combined with the Edmonton Ruby Meetup as well! So it's a joint JS and Ruby meetup :)

The talks for this month are:

Mark Bennett
Title: Understanding React Hooks
Description: A practical introduction to managing state and side effects in your React app using the Hooks API with a focus on practical examples, common problems, and building maintainable codebases. It's expected that you'll have a basic understanding of JavaScript, React and web development, though no experience with the hooks API is required.

Ryan Leland
Title: This Is Fine: Interesting Thoughts on Tech Debt
Some mess-free strategies for reducing the cost of not knowing what you’re building.

The meetup is sponsored by our community champions Jobber, Dotdash and Punchcard, and produced each month by the Edmonton JavaScript community. With COVID, we don't have as much need for sponsors at the moment, but we're always looking for support. If you want to support the Javascript and Ruby communities in specific, or devs in general, get in touch!

For more information, join us on the Dev Edmonton Slack at, and visit ( You can also find us on Twitter at@EdmontonJS, or leave a comment below!