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JS Hack Night

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Did you know the Toronto JavaScript (http://www.meetup.com/torontojs/) and JS Hack Night (http://www.meetup.com/torontojshackers) meetups are merging? It's true! You can sign up for this meetup either place, because it's THE SAME THING. See you there!

Hack nights are a time to slough off your workaday shackles and stretch the limits of what you can do in javascript. It's a chance to experiment with new tools and techniques, learn new paradigms and practices, commiserate and collaborate with fellow devs and make interesting things.

We work in small, self-assembled groups and we'll share our results at the end of the night.

It's important to have project ideas ahead of time, so please do the following:

1. subscribe to js weekly (http://javascriptweekly.com/)

2. pick something interesting

3. post a comment about it here

Examples of interesting projects:

- try a framework: noflo, meteor, ~todomvc, etc

- try a library: q, allong.es, bilby, lemonad, etc

- try a language: fay, elm, roy, clojurescript, flapjax, etc

- try some web apis: audio, webgl, svg, webrtc, etc

- go parallel: workers, river trail, webcl, etc

We are beginner friendly. Here's some resources for getting up to speed with javascript:

Eloquent JS (http://eloquentjavascript.net/)

Effective JS (http://effectivejs.com/)

JS Allonge (https://leanpub.com/javascript-allonge)

Fun JS (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028857.do)

Another great way to learn JS is by reading the source of good libraries -- underscore.js (http://underscorejs.org/) is a solid starting point.