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Wednesday
May 27, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers May Meeting
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

The May Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
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Wednesday
Jun 24, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers June Meeting
Kongregate

The June Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
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Wednesday
Jul 22, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers July Meeting
Jive Software

The meeting will be at Jive Software, 915 SW Stark St., Suite 400.

The July Meeting of Portland's JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
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Wednesday
Aug 26, 2009
Portland JavaScript Admirers August Meeting
Jive Software

The August Meeting of Portland's JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks and features, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

  Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

  Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.
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Wednesday
Jan 27, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' January Meeting
Jive Software

The topics for this meeting are:

Bring a laptop if you have one. This will be an activity night.

There will be pizza, kindly provided by Jive Software. Plus we will have essentials on hand for celebrating the JavaScript Admirers' first birthday.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Feb 24, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' February Meeting
Jive Software

The February Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client- and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

"Web Development in the Cloud" - The availability of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions and a new breed of languages makes web development in the cloud a viable option for any project.

At this meeting, Mike Leach will demonstrate use of the Force.com platform using Eclipse, Apex, AJAX, and JQuery to develop an application that is developed and managed in the cloud.

We are also likely to have more talks on node.js.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Mar 24, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' March Meeting
Jive Software

The March Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Apr 28, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
May 26, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jun 23, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jul 28, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Aug 25, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Sep 22, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

This month Max Ogden will be on hand to talk about Couchappspora < http://github.com/maxogden/couchappspora >, the social communication revolution that he has started. Couchappspora is inspired by Diaspora < http://www.joindiaspora.com/ > but is built as a couchapp using CouchDB < http://couchdb.apache.org/ >.

In addition, Jesse Hallett will present an end-to-end tutorial on how to set up JSTestDriver < http://code.google.com/p/js-test-driver/ > to automate the process of running QUnit tests < http://docs.jquery.com/Qunit > using QUnitTestRunnerPlugin < http://github.com/jivesoftware/QUnitTestRunnerPlugin >. We have had talks on testing before, including a great talk from Duncan Beevers on simulating time with Bobble < http://github.com/duncanbeevers/bobble >. In this talk Jesse will focus on automation and asynchronous tests, including more discussion on when simulated time or asynchronicity is the better choice and when to mix and match.

There will be pizza provided by Jive Software.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Oct 27, 2010
Portland JavaScript Admirers' October Meeting
Jive Software

The April Meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We will discuss topics ranging from client-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

Topics will be announced on the mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs. If you would like to give a presentation, or have a suggestion for a topic, please send a message to [email protected].

This will be the last meeting before our end-of-the-year hiatus. Regular meetings will resume in January.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jan 26, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Feb 23, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Mar 23, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting:

  • Game Programming with Crafty.js
  • Topics in Cryptography: The state of random numbers in the browser

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
May 25, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

This meeting will be a special BoF session at Open Source Bridge.

If you don't already have a ticket for the Open Source Bridge conference, you’ll need to either buy one or register for a free "Community Pass" that will let you into the Friday unconference, Hacker Lounge and the evening BoFs.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jul 27, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Aug 24, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

The agenda for this meeting is still open. Talks will be posted on the mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Sep 28, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting - Bricks.js
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

At this meeting Jerry Sievert will talk about Bricks.js, the Node.js web framework that he created. Jerry was not completely satisfied with existing frameworks, like Express. So he set out to make a new framework that is powerful, modular, and fast.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Oct 26, 2011
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We discuss topics ranging from client-side and server-side web frameworks, to functional and prototypal programming theory.

We have two talks scheduled for this meeting:

  • SocketStream, a phenomenally fast real-time web framework for Node.js, presented by Eric Redmond
  • ClojureScript, the Clojure to JS compiler, presented by Kevin Lynagh

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jan 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This event marks three years of JavaScript Admirers' meetings. There will be celebrations and cake!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Feb 22, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Mar 28, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

Website
Wednesday
Apr 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
May 23, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Jive Software

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Talks for this meeting will be posted on our mailing list.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Tuesday
Jun 26, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Eliot Center (First Unitarian Church)

Please note the changed time and venue

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

At this meeting Jan-Christoph Borchardt, from the Unhosted movement will give a talk about Unhosted, remoteStorage and how to achieve freedom from the web’s monopolies.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

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Wednesday
Jul 25, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

Please note the changed venue

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Speakers will include Troy Howard (AppFog developer), Matthew Lyon (AppFog developer), and Jesse Hallett (Jive Software chief JavaScript architect).

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

Oh, and there will be free pizza and beer!

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Wednesday
Aug 22, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

Please note that the monthly meet-ups are no longer at Jive Software!

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

Oh, and there will be free pizza and beer!

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Wednesday
Sep 26, 2012
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

Please note that the monthly meet-ups are no longer at Jive Software!

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

Oh, and there will be free pizza and beer as always!

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Wednesday
Jan 23, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

Please note that the monthly meet-ups are no longer at Jive Software!

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this month we have two speakers:

  • Ward Cunningham - How JavaScript has enabled work on the Smallest Federated Wiki
  • Phillip Kerman - CreateJS, a set of libraries for drawing with HTML5 canvas, and upgrading Flash interfaces to HTML5
  • Jake Feasel - Unit testing with QUnit and Continuous Integration with Travis-CI for JavaScript projects

On top of that, this marks four years of JavaScript Admirers meetings! Scott Becker and I organized the first meeting at CubeSpace in January 2009. Come help us celebrate! There may be cake!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

Oh, and there will be free pizza and beer as always!

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Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

Please note that the monthly meet-ups are no longer at Jive Software!

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

The theme for tonight is functional programming. We will have two presentations:

  • Ryan Munro will demonstrate point free style JavaScript

  • Jesse Hallett will talk about using promises in a monadic style for better concurrency handling

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Mar 27, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
AppFog HQ

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have three presentations lined up for this meeting:

  • Aaron Longwell will show us what he has accomplished with AngularJS
  • Jay Contonio will demo DelRay, a new information management product from Seabourne built on to of NodeJS. DelRay, makes it easy to pull information from different sources, deal with data quality issues, and then send the data to different applications (mobile, web, business intelligence, analytics, etc)
  • Mark Piller will talk about developing JavaScript applications with no server-side coding using a Backend-as-a-Service platform using Backendless as an example.

Mark's well be a remote presentation. It's an experiment to see how well the format works.

Pizza will be provided by Seabourne.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Apr 24, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

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Wednesday
May 22, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have two talks on the agenda for this meeting:

  • Sean Adkinson will demo RequireJS and will provide helpful tips based on his experience with RequireJS.
  • Kevin Lynagh will talk about a project that he worked on based on Angular.js + ClojureScript + iOS + data visualization. JS folks may also be interested in an extensible serialization scheme that sits on top of JSON that is used in the app.

We will be raffling off a free pass to Open Source Bridge. You can enter the raffle here.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins and Jesse Hallett.

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Wednesday
Jun 26, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this meeting:

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at pdxjs.com.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail luc (at) janrain (dot) com and hallettj (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Wednesday
Jul 24, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda for this month:

  • Client-side A/B Testing with jQuery, presented by Howard Abrams
  • Sibilant: a LISP dialect that compiles to JavaScript, presented by Jacob Rothstein

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

Website
Wednesday
Aug 28, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

There will be three presentations this month:

  • Create Ajax mocks with a HAR file to simplify testing, presented by Jake Feasel
  • Extending Esri Leaflet to build mapping apps, presented by Patrick Arlt
  • Haxe and random numbers, presented by Duncan Beevers

If time permits we may also have an exciting lightning talk!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Sep 25, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This will be a lightning talk meeting! I encourage everyone to give a short presentation - five minutes or less - especially if you have not presented at pdxjs before. The talk can be on anything you want.

Pick a topic and make some slides, if you want to use slides. A five minute talk works well with ten or fewer slides, which gives you 30 seconds per slide. Add your name and a link to your slides (if any) to the signup sheet.

In addition, Kyle Drake will be presenting on Coinpunk, the future of browser cryptography, why he thinks server-side encryption and password hashing is going away, and how to use HTML5/JS/Node to develop secure applications for Bitcoin, a technology Rickard Falkvinge called "the Napster of banking".

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

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Wednesday
Oct 23, 2013
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [email protected].

We are still looking for presenters for this meet-up, so please contact me if there's something you'd like to share with us!

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Wednesday
Jan 22, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This month Randie Bemis will give a talk, Understanding JavaScript Promises. The talk will address:

  1. What Promises are
  2. What problems they solve
  3. How they work under the hood (live code our own Promise object)
  4. RSVP.js or Q
  5. Promises/A+ Spec

We will also have a presentation from Luc Perkins on Dart, the programming language from Google. Luc will give us a basic intro to:

  • Polymer elements
  • futures
  • DOM manipulation in Dart

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We will have two presentations this month:

  • Working with Dart, with an intro to Polymer elements, futures, and DOM manipulation, presented by Luc Perkins. GitHub repo for the example DartNote app:

https://github.com/lucperkins/pdxjs-dart-presentation

  • Ember.js, presented by Tom Dale

I would like to note that Tom Dale is one of the core members of the Ember.js project.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Mar 26, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have three talks scheduled for this meeting:

  • A demo of WebRTC, presented by Ken Stowell
  • Escaping callback hell with generators, presented by Jacob Rothstein
  • Mob Programming: what works, what doesn't, presented by Cameron Knight

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Apr 23, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Lightning Talks
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This is the meeting where we will have LIGHTNING TALKS!

I encourage everyone to give a talk—especially anyone who has not given a talk at a user group meeting before. This is a great opportunity to practice speaking with a bite-size time slot. I (Jesse) have found that giving presentations is a good way to get name/face recognition, which has opened a lot of doors for me. And this will be a context where there will be other people speaking who have also not given a talk before.

Talks will be 5 minute presentations, with or without slides or other visual aids of your choosing. Choose any topic that interests you—so long as it is safe-for-work.

If you would like to give a talk, send an email to Jesse Hallett ([email protected]) to be added to the list. If you are going to use slides please send a copy to the same address so that we can have everybody's presentations ready to go on one computer. Sign up first and send the slides later if you need time to make the slides. Slots will be first-come, first-served. We have time for 12–14 presentations.

I wanted to include some tips for anyone who has not given a lightning talk before:

  • Practice! Do your talk out loud a few times in front a friend, mirror, an empty room, or whatever. Time yourself while practicing. You will feel silly doing this. But it is the only way to make sure that you are prepared to get the most use out of your five minutes. That is a very short time slot. Practicing will help you to focus on important points, and will help you to avoid points that you might otherwise stumble over.

  • Speak slowly, and take pauses while you are speaking. When I am in front of a room full of people, I have a tendency to worry that I am wasting a lot of people's time, which makes me want to rush and to talk too fast. I think that this is a common reaction. You can give a better talk by resisting the temptation to hurry. Pausing between points, or when you need a moment to collect your thoughts, will give your audience opportunity to digest your points. Remember that a pause that feels long and awkward to you probably does not feel that way to your audience.

  • If you use slides, my suggestion is to use at most 10 slides. That is one slide for every 30 seconds of speaking time. Your slide count is one way to estimate whether you are trying to fit in too much material for the given time.

  • It is preferable to cover one point well than to go over five points hastily. Think about what the core point of your talk is, and how much you can take out while still conveying that point.

  • Have some water handy—public speaking tends to lead to cottonmouth.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
May 28, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Elemental Technologies

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL LOCATION! This month only, the meeting will be at Elemental Technologies.

We have three presentations on the agenda this month:

JavaScript, Hardware and the Internet of Things, presented by Gerald Aden

Internet of Things has become a huge opportunity for software, hardware and designers alike to create solutions for both consumers and businesses. We'll explore how to get started using JavaScript/Node.js, a Raspberry PI and the Cloud to easily get started developing for this exciting space.

RactiveJS, presented by Marty Nelson

Ractive.js is a template-driven UI library. Unlike other tools that generate inert HTML, it transforms your templates into blueprints for apps that are interactive by default. Ractive was originally created at theguardian.com by Rich Harris to produce news applications. These apps are heavily interactive, combine HTML and SVG, and are developed under extreme deadline pressure. It has to work reliably across browsers, and perform well even on mobile devices.

Ractive is a library, not a framework. Where some tools force you to learn a new vocabulary and structure your app in a particular way, Ractive works for you, not the other way around – and it plays well with other libraries. In this talk, we'll go over the main features of Ractive.js, and also show possible integrations that highlight the varied approaches to working with Ractive.

Marty Nelson is a contributor to the Ractive open-source project. A 15 year veteran (survivor?) of enterprise software development he has been a developer, manager and lead architect. The last few years he has been focused on javascript, both in node and the browser, and web and mobile app development with HTML5.

Mystery bonus presentation

We may or may not be able to get to the final presentation. So for now it will remain a mysterious secret!

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Jun 25, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

There will be two talks at this meeting:

  • zuul, multi-framework javascript browser testing, presented by Jon Eisen
  • Grunt Basics, an introduction to the powerful build system implemented with NodeJs, presented by Jim Kogler

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Jul 23, 2014
[Cancelled] Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
TBD - Portland

OSCon is next week, which will make things a bit crazy. So we are going to skip the JavaScript meeting this month.

As an alternative, if you weren't already planning to attend OSCon, you might check out what is available with an expo hall pass, which is $25:

http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/content/expoplus

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Wednesday
Aug 27, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

This month Jesse Hallett will talk about React and the Virtual DOM. React is a library for building HTML views in a less stateful, more functional way than is done with many other frameworks. Under the hood it uses a virtual DOM representation, which makes page updates really fast.

Thanks go to PubNub for sponsoring pizza, and to Janrain for providing meeting space.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Sep 24, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

We have two talks on the schedule this month:

  • Sean Adkinson will show us webpack, a module bundler. webpack takes modular code, css, and so forth and produces bundled static assets.
  • Jim Kogler will follow up on his previous talk on Grunt - this month he will talk about plugins for Gulp, and perhaps also for Broccoli. It will be a confluence of the web's greatest build tools!

Pizza will be provided, thanks to Odyssey Science Innovations.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Oct 22, 2014
Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain Headquarters

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

On the agenda this month:

  • Daniel Johnson will talk about his use of postMessage when embedding YouTube and Vimeo.

  • Brian Mock will talk about writing parsers in JavaScript

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail Luc Perkins ([email protected]) and Jesse Hallett ([email protected]).

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Wednesday
Jan 31
Rescheduled to 1/31: Portland JavaScript Admirers - Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain, Inc.

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [masked].

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