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

    Howdy folks! This month we have a double header for you! Niya Panamdanam will give us some practical advice on how to make your web page or application look professional and presentable, while Chris Silich will tell us when to use animations, when not to, and how to do animations with the TweenMax library.

    Talk 1: How to make your projects look well designed?

    Whitespace, Consistency, and Contrast. Though obvious, they are easy to miss because they are so common. Niya will go through examples of subtle ways the three points are missed in common developer sites versus where they are applied well to create a simple design that is user friendly and gets its point across.

    The talk is will show how the small details are usually what makes the difference for a professional and presentable design, and what people can do to keep an eye out for the details.

    Niya Panamdanam ( is a web designer and illustrator. Her career is defined and refined by her work with local startups. She loves coffee, hiking, and drawing comics (http://www.acheekynot...)

    Talk 2: When to use Animations

    Animations are a useful tool for getting attention from the user. However, it can be overused and then it becomes a distraction rather than helping. Chris will give guidelines for when to use when vs when not to use them. Then, he will show us how to build animations using the TweenMax library.

    Chris Silich is a teacher and the tech director of the Creative Circus (http://creativecircus...). He is also an organizer of ATL.JS. He does a tremendous job with the video production of our talks. He has a sexy Australian accent, and is a passionate about helping his students succeed.

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Monday, February 27 at 7:00 PM