Atlanta JavaScript Meetup

I guess I'd never really thought about it. Would you consider JavaScript to be Open Source? Well, Firefox supports it and Firefox is Open Source. Most of the Javascript libraries out there (JQuery, Moo, Prototype, etc) are open source. Even the EXT JS library has a GPL v3 version. So I guess I'll have to say that it's open. Anyway, there's a new JavaScript meetup forming. At the moment they haven't decided on a place to meet, and their charter is a bit thin: Meet other local JavaScripters to share knowledge, to review the state of the art, or to dream up new applications. But follow along, sign up and be there! See: The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Page.

Events - The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

Events - The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group
  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    Happy New Years, Y'all! To kick off this year, Toby Ho will talk about How to Learn - version 2 of a talk he has given at ConnectJS. 

    How to Learn

    Are you in the process of learning React? AngularJS? Node.js? Gulp? EcmaScript 6? Elm? {Insert your tool, framework or programming language here}? Have you ever gone through a tutorial and still don't feel like you have a good grasp of the concepts? Do you think learning a new technology is a slow and painful process?

    If you are in the software profession, learning is an integral part of your job. Frameworks, languages and tools come and go so fast that in five years you are likely going to be working with a different set of tools. Although there are countless blog posts, tutorials and courses on the internet to teach you any topic you can imagine, that still doesn't mean learning is easy. Toby Ho will present principles and techniques that will allow you to learn faster and better - with a firmer grasp of concepts, which better allows you to transfer knowledge to new problem domains.

    Toby gave the first version of this talk two years ago at ConnectJS. Since then he became a full time programming teacher, and has learned a lot more about how people learn than he previously did. He will share the current state of his thoughts on this topic to teach others to learn effectively on their own.

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Monday, January 23 at 7:00 PM