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 is a free React.JS workshop offered by The Iron Yard, given by their instructor JD Isaacks. React is JavaScript library for building rich user interfaces on the web. It features

    • UI Components for developer and team productiveness

    • Virtual DOM for speed and responsiveness

    • Great interoperability with new ECMAScript features

    Space is limited - we are limiting RSVPs to 50 people. Hurry because the seats will fill up fast!

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 AM


  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    This month we have more lightning talks for you! After that, the main talk: Jeremy Likness will give us an overview ofAngularJS 2.0.

    Lightning Talks

    Garett Arrowood - How to Get The Most Out of Your Developer Community

    Vishal Kumar - Rapid Application Development with Docker and MEAN

    AngularJS 2.0 with TypeScript

    AngularJS is the incredibly popular framework for building single-page web applications. Version 2.0 is a major leap from the 1.x version designed to address shortcomings in the original 5+ year old framework and to embrace modern browsers and language features. It is being written using TypeScript, a superset of JavaScript that allows you to build code using next generation features and compile it to JavaScript that will run on current browsers. Visual Studio Code is the perfect platform to explore Angular applications because it is free, open source, and cross-platform and supports advanced features such as extensions, code completion and IntelliSense. In this session Jeremy Likness goes hands-on to show you how to set up your environment and build your first application while teaching you about the advantages of the framework and language based on his years of in-the-field experience architecting enterprise Angular applications.


    Jeremy Likness is the director of application development and principal architect at iVision, an Atlanta-based technology services company. Jeremy wrote his first program in 1982, was recognized in the "who's who in Quake" list for programming the first implementation of "Midnight Capture the Flag" in Quake C and has been developing enterprise applications for 20 years. For the past 15 years he has specialized in web-based delivery of line of business applications. Jeremy is the author of four technology books, a six-year Microsoft MVP, a Telerik Kendo UI Developer Expert, and speaks and writes regularly on web-based topics such as AngularJS. In addition to owning his own fitness company for several years, he helped several initially small companies like Manhattan Associates (which he joined when it was still private) and AirWatch (as the third employee and former director of IT) grow and actively participated in their transition from good to great. Jeremy is vegan and spends most of his free time running, hiking, rock-climbing and primitive camping with his family, watching retro science fiction movies with his daughter and playing 9-ball on any pool table he can find.


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

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Monday, May 16 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!

    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.

    Atlanta, GA 30305 - USA

    Friday, July 8 at 11:00 AM