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Javascript/JQuery Workshop

Facilitated discussion, mini-presentations, and networking.

We'll probably focus on JQuery this time. Next time we could talk about alternatives (Backbone, RequireJS, little libs on, etc) if anyone has enough experience with them by then.

Other topics may include...

  • HTML5 stuff: Canvas, SVG, Offline apps, Local Storage, shims/polyfills for backward compatibility...
  • SASS, LESS, Stylus, Jade, HAML, CoffeeScript, CodeKit...
  • Node.js, Express, Flatiron, Tako, ... (the Node.js framework explosion has begun) and other server/backend/database stuff
  • Game-dev & real-time
  • Monetization: how to make a living as a [freelance] JS dev

Skill level: Working web designers & developers, aspiring ones, hobbyist programmers (if you've completed the Codecademy tutorials, or something like that, the discussion shouldn't be too over your head :-)

Laptops optional. Bring it if you happen to have it with you, or if you want to show off your project.

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  • MTurner

    Thanks for posting Tim!

    May 7, 2012

  • Tom N.

    Followup notes & plans:

    1 · May 4, 2012

  • Greg

    I really enjoyed the hour or so after the official ending to interact with people individually or in small groups. The meetup itself would have been great if it had been that informal throughout, or if more structured and facilitated.

    May 4, 2012

  • Victoria

    I'm a visual person. Projector sounds good to me.

    May 3, 2012

  • Tom N.

    Feedback from tonight's meetup: "narrow the focus and choose topics ahead of time". So...
    - JQuery focus sound good?
    - Does anyone want to give a 5-min presentation? (Example topics: JQuery-UI, Canvas graphics, Touchscreen interfaces)
    - Should we use the projector & wifi, or too distracting?

    April 20, 2012

  • Tom N.

    Ok, 30 sounds fine... thanks!

    Let's say "laptops optional". A lot of people will just talk, maybe look up docs occasionally. I hope to see a few hack sessions though! :)

    April 18, 2012

  • Victoria

    It has enough room for 30 people, yes. There are folding chairs stacked up that can be pulled out to use and I believe there should be enough for 30 people. I don't know that there is enough table space or power outlets for everyone if they want to have computers there though. Might want to bring extension cords an power strips.

    April 18, 2012

  • Andy A.

    I’ve been there, but it’s been a while. I think there were about 20 people seated, so I would say it easily holds 30 people, though I’m not sure about seating.

    April 18, 2012

  • Tom N.

    Anyone know if the community room can comfortably fit 30 people, or more? I haven't actually been there yet!

    April 17, 2012

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