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

    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 20 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, September 11 at 11:00 AM

    Attending: 19


  • The Atlanta JavaScript Meetup Group

    This month we have 2 presentations about 3D technology!

    1. Controlling Computers IN 3D with React.JS!

    The trick to building apps that leverage the new LeapMotion Controller is staying responsive in the face of a continuous stream containing tons of data. I found that ReactJS and Flux are a natural fit to solving for this problem.

    Laura Moore's interest in LeapMotion and gesture control in general is fueled by the daily driving challenge to switch between Audible and Waze in Atlanta traffic.

    2. Adding 3D Functionality to Your Web Applications

    Shiya Luo of AutoDesk will show us how easy it is to add 3D to our websites. She will talk the group through a Quick Start Guide of how to implement your own 3D model on the Web using Server and Client side API’s.

    Shiya is a developer evangelist at Autodesk in the Cloud Platforms team. She evangelizes Autodesk APIs and writes web applications with them. Currently she is working with the View and Data API, a group of REST and JavaScript APIs that renders computer aided design files and 3D models on a browser.

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Monday, September 21 at 7:00 PM

    Attending: 36