Past Events

SICP Discussion

June 17, 2014

For June 17th, we’ll be covering 3.2 and 3.3 A nice pdf of the book: https://github.com/sarabander/sicp-pdf/blob/master/sicp.pdf Public Github Repo for exercises in Clojure: https://github.com/hipplej/sicp Read more about SICP Discussion

Reactive Extensions with Jason Bock

May 27, 2014

It’s typical in software development to pull data from different sources. However, in the modern world of asynchronicity, data is being retrieved in real-time streams, akin to how developers handle events. Reactive Extensions is a library that makes it easier to code in a reactive, asynchronous, composable style. In this session, you’ll get a gentle introduction into this library and how its API works. About the speaker: Jason Bock is a Practice Lead for Magenic (http://www. Read more about Reactive Extensions with Jason Bock

SICP Discussion

May 20, 2014

For May 20th, we’ll be covering sections 2.5 and 3.1. A nice pdf of the book: https://github.com/sarabander/sicp-pdf/blob/master/sicp.pdf Public Github Repo for exercises in Clojure: https://github.com/hipplej/sicp Public Github Repo for exercises in Racket: https://github.com/Combatjuan/miscellus Read more about SICP Discussion

You Don't Need jQuery

April 22, 2014

As a developer, one of the first things you do when starting a new project is include jQuery and start writing code. That’s the way it’s always been, and works for you. Stop it. Devices are getting smaller, processors are getting slower, and web apps are more complicated. jQuery can cause some fairly serious performance issues. So let’s take a step back from jQuery and talk about ways VanillaJS is faster and simpler. Read more about You Don't Need jQuery

SICP Discussion

April 15, 2014

For April 15th, we’ll be covering sections 2.3 and 2.4. A nice pdf of the book: https://github.com/sarabander/sicp-pdf/blob/master/sicp.pdf Public Github Repo for exercises in Clojure: https://github.com/hipplej/sicp Another public Github Repo for exercises in Racket and some in Lua: https://github.com/Combatjuan/miscellus/tree/master/sicp Read more about SICP Discussion

NodeJS Workshop #1

March 25, 2014

Every other month we’re doing workshops with various technologies starting with NodeJS. For March, we’ll be going through NodeSchool.IO’s “Learn Node” module. This covers an introduction to nodejs from console.log through making asynchronous http requests. Josh Broton, Seth Larson, and other members will be available to help people through any problems they run across. Attendees do have to supply their own computer(or pair with someone else who did). If you attended our test run of this in January and completed Learn Node feel free to move on to Stream Adventure, Async, or one of the other modules. Read more about NodeJS Workshop #1

SICP Discussion

March 18, 2014

For March 18th, we’ll be covering the first two sections of Chapter 2. A nice pdf of the book: https://github.com/sarabander/sicp-pdf/blob/master/sicp.pdf Public Github Repo for exercises in Clojure: https://github.com/hipplej/sicp Read more about SICP Discussion

Apigility: Agile APIs w/ Matthew Weier O'Phinney

February 25, 2014

You’re making the move to APIs – you have a mobile application, or you need to enable cross-organizational access to your data, or because you have an idea for a cool single page web application. Now you’re mired in learning everything you can about web services, and discovering that APIs pose a whole set of challenges discrete from your web applications: what response format should you use? how will you report errors? Read more about Apigility: Agile APIs w/ Matthew Weier O'Phinney

NodeJS Workshop #0

January 28, 2014

Getting back in the swing of things for 2014 we’re currently planning to do some NodeJS workshops on months we don’t have speakers. Starting off the year with Learn Node. Josh Broton, and Seth Larson(and likely other regular attendees) will be available to help people through any problems attendees run across. Bring your own computer. This first meetup is trying out a new location, Raven Industries’ Training Center. We’ll be trying to consistently schedule the last Tuesday of the month when hosting at Raven. Read more about NodeJS Workshop #0