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

    This month we have a special treat - Mike Hartington from the Ionic team will be here to present on the future of Ionic!

    We'll have food and an after-meeting party, so mark your calendars! We'll be doing this meetup in downtown ATL, AND it is on President's Day, so please double check before you mark your RSVP so we can get more exact numbers for food+bevs.

    6:30-7:00: Food (sponsored by CallRail!) 
    7:00-8:00: Main presentation 

    Description: Ionic 1.0 has enabled many web developers to become mobile app developers. With the arrival of Angular 2 and its changes, and with ES6 being finalized, development has been improved yet again. How will that impact Ionic? In this session, we’ll compare Ionic 1 and Ionic 2 and go over what we’ve learned, what improvements we’re making to Ionic, and how easy it will be to develop large scale apps with Ionic 2. 
    by Mike Hartington 
    Mike is a core member of the Ionic team as well as a Developer Advocate. He helps developers, speaks frequently, and blogs about hybrid apps.

    Parking: Parking is not provided, please park in a nearby parking deck or take MARTA.

    Many thanks to our sponsor for this event, CallRail!

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Monday, February 15 at 6:30 PM


  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    This month again we have tons of content for you! Sam Saccone of Google will show us 50 Chrome Dev Tools Tips. Tim Dorr will introduce us to Webpack, and Garett Arrowood will talk about how to Get the Most from your Coding Community.

    Lightning Talk: Get The Most from Your Coding Community

    Garett Arrowood taught himself to code through books, blogs, online courses, and free meetups and workshops. In this talk he gives advice on getting advice, whether you are learning your 1st or 10th programming language.

    Main Presentation 1: 50 Chrome Dev Tools Tips

    Debugging is maybe the most underrated skill for developers. The Chrome Dev Tools is the perhaps the most advanced debugging tool for web developers. Sam Saccone will cover essential devtool functionality that will radically improve your day to day development and debugging experience, making you a more effective dev.

    Main Presentation 2: Introduction to Webpack

    Webpack is a module bundler for modular web applications. Its adoption has skyrocketed in the year 2015. Tim Dorr will explain to us why it exists, what it does, and how to use it.


    Please use either the Street parking on Peachtree St and 17th St or the Parking Garage at 1409 Peachtree St.

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Monday, February 22 at 7:00 PM


  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    Free office hours for programming help, all skill levels. Not just JavaScript either. The format is super simple: you come with your laptop, sit and hang out and code, and flag down one of the organizers if you have a question. That's it! If we can't answer your question, we'll find you someone who can, or at least point you in the right direction.

    This is a meetup for people learning to code. Experienced developers are more than welcome, though - we appreciate the help!

    We will be on the first floor of the library. Look for the sign that says "Hacker Hours". We are capping RSVPs to 25 people.

    Look for the sign that says "HACKER HOURS"!

    Note that the library WIFI has trouble accessing Github and many other websites that require encryption(https). "They are working on it". The best way to combat this is to have all the code you need to work on on your laptop.

    Getting Help Online 
    You can always get help online at in the channels#javascript and #beginners_and_mentors and lots of other channels related to the topic that's relevant to you.

    Alternate Locations

    We are looking to hold Hacker Hours at alternate locations once a month. If you know of a place that would be good for this, please get in touch with us at

    Alpharetta, GA - USA

    Friday, March 11 at 11:00 AM