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

    In collaboration with the HTML5 meetup group, we have a special out-of-town presenter, Rob Eisenberg, to present on: "Durandal Aurelia: Next Generation Web Apps." Rob is a former member of the Angular 2.0 team, so you won't want to miss what he's cooking up in this next generation web framework! We'll have our usual after-meetup networking; it will be at Jocks n Jills. Free beer! But we're not able to provide food, so grab something on the way, or dine at the bar.


    Durandal Aurelia: Next Generation Web Apps

    Want to see what the future of web development will be like? Looking for a simple framework or set of libraries that can help you build complex web or cross platform apps? You’re going to want to see this. In this talk we’ll introduce you to Durandal Aurelia, a new framework with a rich heritage. You’ll learn about the fundamental features of the framework, such as Dependency Injection, Templating, Databinding and Routing, while we build a simple application. You’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to get started building your own applications with Aurelia. 


    Rob Eisenberg is a JavaScript expert and .NET architect working out of Tallahassee, FL and he is the President of Blue Spire. Rob got his start with computer programming at the age of nine, when he thoroughly fell in love with his family’s new Commodore 64. His fascination with programming started with the Commodore Basic language, then moved to Q Basic and QuickBasic and quickly continued on to C, C++, C# and JavaScript. Rob publishes technical articles regularly athttp://eisenbergeffec... and has spoken at regional events and to companies concerning Web and .NET technologies, Agile software practices and UI engineering. He is coauthor of Sam’s Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours and is the creator of the Durandal and Caliburn.Micro frameworks. He’s formerly a member of the AngularJS 2.0 Core team, before leaving to return to work on Durandal and it’s next generation version: Aurelia. 

    Atlanta, GA 30339 - USA

    Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 PM

    Attending: 72


  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    Hello folks! This time Abbey Gwayambadde will talk about developing apps for the Pebble Watch. We are still looking for a couple of lightning talks to fill out the night. Please contact me at

    Lightning Talks

    Before the main talk, we'll have a couple of lightning talks. Philip Dean will give an update about Node.js and io.js, and Greg Padak of Github will uncovers some of git's secrets, hidden in plain sight.


    In this session we shall discuss designing APIs, JSON vs. JSONP, making code light and snappy, and a few design patterns, all for the purpose of creating “consume now” applications for wearables. We shall use the #1 selling smart watch, the Pebble Watch, to demo cool things that can be done with JavaScript on the wearable platforms. By the end of the sessions, you shall have a good understanding of what it takes to develop great apps for wearables using JavaScript.


    Abbey Gwayambadde is a Solution Architect, Developer, and lover of all Tech. He has worked at Comcast, GM, Curtis 100 designing and developing Polyglot solutions using Microsoft and Java Stacks, and various front-end frameworks such as Angular, Ionic, Cordova, Bootstrap and Backbone , etc

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 115