Meeting: Sept 20 - Lightning Talks 14

This Month

Tuesday: Sept 20, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73103

About “Lightning Talks: 14”

Lightning Talks are a really fun event we put on every 3 months. Community members have 5 to 10 minutes to talk about JavaScript or topics related to JavaScript. We give preference to new speakers to strengthen our community. To participate: post your topic and presentation length.

Common talk themes include: problems you’ve solved, libraries you like, a cool blog post you read, something you’re working on now, or pretty much any other way you’re using JavaScript to achieve your goals. Please note that marketing pitches are not allowed; lightning talks are a community enrichment event.

About our Speakers

Here is this month’s lineup!


  • MVC-Style Controller Routing for Express with ES.next Decorators (10 min) by Adam Rackis
  • CMS Relationship Advice - Love Letters and Break Up Texts (10 min) by James England
  • Pure Functions in JavaScript (10 min) by Karl Kirch

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Meeting: Aug 16 - Free Yourself from the Browser with Electron

This Month

Tuesday: Aug 16, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73103

About “Free Yourself from the Browser with Electron”

Let Electron take you where no JavaScript has been before…

We use JavaScript on the client-side and server-side. Now, with Electron, we can take JavaScript offline. Electron uses Chromium and Node, and is accessible across multiple operating systems. Electron has been used to build apps like Slack, Atom, and Visual Studio Code.

This talk will teach all you need to know to start writing your first offline apps with JavaScript and Electron.

About our Speaker

Carmen Long

Carmen Long is a software developer in Oklahoma City. By day, she’s a mild-mannered JavaScript developer, but by night she dons a cape and fights technical injustice while tweeting about it.

In her spare time, Carmen trains in the ways of The Force, and protects Hyrule from the evil Ganondorf.
@carmalou

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Meeting: July 19 - Tha New JavaScripts on tha Block

This Month

Tuesday: Jul 19, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73103

About “Tha New JavaScripts on tha Block”

You’re at the hip new Javascript party, chilling out with your friends when it happens. Everyone’s buzzing about the groovy new things in Js and you feel left out. Jenny’s into monads, Jimmy’s into tree shaking and Bobby Dreamboat won’t stop going on about streams and schedulers! OMG like whatever!

In desperation you dive into the freshy-freshest new file in town. Its written in React.js and its straight outta tha’ githubs. …But what’s inside of this file? This isn’t your grandpa’s JavaScript, its a zany new flavor but it reads like hieroglyphics to you! Where’s all the dollar signs? Say What?!?

Good thing you picked up this month’s issue of Javascript Beat! This issue, we’ve got the inside scoop on a hot new ensemble calling themselves “The New JavaScripts on the Block”. Its a tell-all backstage pass, and they’re loose lipped on their juicy new JavaScript secrets! They’re the new standard for modern Javascripting, and you gotta get in on these hot takes.

As a matter of fact, modern Javascript looks really different than even a few years ago. Download any boilerplate for a project and there’s a lot to learn to even get started! We’re going to interview each of the 5 band members, and learn what they like most about Javascript today. Kevin knows all about those quirky dot files in your project and Billy Bundler knows all about modern build systems. Jimmy Streamboat loves schedulers and stream programming while Johnny Lambda loves immutable functions and virtual DOMs! Mikey Monad can help us understand some of the funky ES6 code we’ll find in any hot new source file today, and don’t think of talking to any of these guys if you’re not familiar with modern unit testing strategies! As if!

This Tuesday it is a whirlwind tour of what-the-heck-is-even-happening in this hipster-written boilerplate making the twitter rounds right now. Don’t be left out! Meet the band and be the real center of attention at your next Javascript party!

About our Speaker

Jesse Harlin

Jesse is an experienced full-stack developer at the forefront of JavaScript and front-end technologies. He has a deep understanding of multiple programming languages, libraries, patterns, and software development process. He’s cha-cha crazy for JavaScript, Synthesizers, and Amanda Harlin. @5imian

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Meeting: June 21 - Lightning Talks 13

This Month

Tuesday: Jun 21, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73103

About “Lightning Talks: 13”

Lightning Talks are a really fun event we put on every 3 months. Community members have 5 to 10 minutes to talk about JavaScript or topics related to JavaScript. We give preference to new speakers to strengthen our community. To participate: post your topic and presentation length.

Common talk themes include: problems you’ve solved, libraries you like, a cool blog post you read, something you’re working on now, or pretty much any other way you’re using JavaScript to achieve your goals. Please note that marketing pitches are not allowed; lightning talks are a community enrichment event.

About our Speakers

Here is this month’s lineup!


  • Start Contributing to Open Source (5 min) by Ryan LaBouve
  • Garbage Collection and Why You Should Care About It (10 min) by Karl Kirch
  • Computed Properties in Ember and How to Chain Them Together for Fluid Interfaces (10 min) by John Mosesman
  • Scaling A Websocket Application with RabbitMQ (10 min) by John Pettigrew

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Meeting: May 17 - Skyrocket with Websockets

This Month

Tuesday: May 17, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73103

About “Skyrocket with Websockets”

In this talk, we’re going to cover how WebSockets work. About 80% of this talk will be a live coding demo where we’re going to build a simple chat app using WebSockets with the help of the Socket.io node library - all live coding, explaining everything on the way. In the end, we’ll have an application similar to websockets.thesocietea.org. The rest of the time will be dedicated to explaining the WebSocket protocol, how it differs from standard HTTP, and why you should (and maybe shouldn’t) use WebSockets in some of your projects today.

About our Speaker

Aaron Krauss

Aaron Krauss is a Full Stack developer based out of Edmond, Oklahoma. He was born in Germany in 1990, grew up in a German culture for 6 years, and still speak moderately fluent German. Aaron currently works at Clevyr as a web developer, and engages in miscellaneous development on his own time.
thesocietea.org

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Meeting: April 19 - Going Serverless

This Month

Tuesday: Apr 19, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73101

About “Going Serverless”

Serverless is a new framework that allows developers to easily harness AWS Lambda and API Gateway to build and deploy full fledged API services without needing to deal with any ops level overhead or paying for servers when they’re not in use. It’s kinda like Heroku on-demand for single functions.

About our Speaker

Jeremy Green

Jeremy is a full stack engineer who has been creating web apps for over 15 years. He’s an organizer of the OkcRuby developer group, a Techlahoma board member, and an active open source contributor. You might also find him drumming, shooting photos, or brewing.
octolabs.com

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Meeting: March 15 - Lightning Talks 12

This Month

Tuesday: Mar 15, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73101

About “Lightning Talks: 12”

Lightning Talks are a really fun event we put on every 3 months. Community members have 5 to 10 minutes to talk about JavaScript or topics related to JavaScript. We give preference to new speakers to strengthen our community. To participate: post your topic and presentation length.

Common talk themes include: problems you’ve solved, libraries you like, a cool blog post you read, something you’re working on now, or pretty much any other way you’re using JavaScript to achieve your goals. Please note that marketing pitches are not allowed; lightning talks are a community enrichment event.

About our Speakers

Here is this month’s lineup!


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Meeting: Feb 16 - React and Redux, without the tears

This Month

Tuesday: Feb 16, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73101

About “React and Redux, without the tears”

This talk will take you through Redux with React, but without the big, confusing, house of cards-like toolchain often presented in beginner tutorials. It’ll start by showing how you can get React; and ES6 transpilation, with JSX, up and running in literally minutes—without any gulp tasks, or even build steps required prior to running. The bulk of the talk will be a somewhat deep dive into Redux, covering best practices and common mistakes, and of course how React easily and beautifully ties in to turn your Redux store into a functioning UI.

About our Speaker

Adam Rackis

Adam is a displaced New Yorker who by the happiest of accidents wound up living most of his adult life in beautiful Oklahoma City. He currently works remotely for a small company in South Florida writing health management software. In his free time he enjoys reading, and playing around with whatever new concoction the JavaScript community is putting out that particular week.
@adamrackis

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Meeting: Jan 19 - Continuously deploy with nearly any static site tool

This Month

Tuesday: Jan 19, 2016

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73101

About “Continuously deploy with nearly any static site tool”

You may have used the Jekyll integration in Github Pages for your site; but moved onto some other static tool or host. In this talk you will see how to regain a continuous deployment process for virtually any static site generator; with the added benefit of site previews of contributions. Join us and discover how you can keep delivering and have your static site too.

About our Speaker

David Roberts

A developer for developers, David enjoys focusing on solutions and improvements to the devloper’s workflow. Implementing and improving the development pipeline via version control, builds, reviews, deployments and monitoring; David’s goal is to become obsolete through automation. You can read more of his work at his blog TeapotCoder

Twitter: @davidroberts63

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Meeting: Dec 15 - Lightning Talks 11

This Month

Tuesday: Dec 15, 2015

11:30 am

@Prototek
401 NW 10th,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73101

About “Lightning Talks: 11”

Lightning Talks are a really fun event we put on every 3 months. Community members have 5 to 10 minutes to talk about JavaScript or topics related to JavaScript. We give preference to new speakers to strengthen our community. To participate: post your topic and presentation length.

Common talk themes include: problems you’ve solved, libraries you like, a cool blog post you read, something you’re working on now, or pretty much any other way you’re using JavaScript to achieve your goals. Please note that marketing pitches are not allowed; lightning talks are a community enrichment event.

About our Speakers

Here is this month’s lineup!


  • Build your first Ionic app (5 min) by Carmen Long
  • Using Ember computed properties to build interactive user interfaces with ease (10 min) by Ryan LaBouve
  • Ranking everything with Sylvester (5 min) by James England
  • Improving the quality of your CSS build pipeline with post processing (10 min) by Jesse Harlin

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