Meeting: August 15 - Double Javascript II : The Revenge

This Month

Tuesday: Aug 08, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W. Sheridan Ave,
OKC, OK 73106

About “Double Javascript II : The Revenge”

We’re getting back to our roots with this meetup: It’s a double-header feature Jesse Harlin and Vance Lucas as the Javascript Dragon Warriors.

ES6 Templating and Echotag

Right now you’re probably underusing the raw dragon-power of es6 templates. Thankfully Vance has written a library that can bring your karate to the next level.

Apollo and GraphQL

You’ve heard of them, but what are they? Are they mysterious ninja assassins waiting to change how you handle data in your app? Maybe, we can’t answer that because you’ll have to join us in-person or online to find out.

What we can do is show you the roles of what Graph QL IS what it DOES and how to get you some. Then learn how to uppercut your next web app with some of the amazing pieces of technology that have built up around Graph Ql.

About our Speakers

[Vance Lucas]

Vance Lucas is a seasoned programmer with over 17 years of web programming experience dating back to 1998. Vance is a full stack polyglot programmer who currently uses JavaScript/node.js, PHP, and Ruby for most projects. Vance is the co-founder of the Techlahoma Foundation, Oklahoma City JavaScript User Group (OKC.js), and co-organizer of the annual ThunderPlains Developer Conference in Oklahoma City.

[Jesse Harlin]

Jesse is a business owner (simiancraft dev shop) and 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 all about JavaScript, Synthesizers, and Amanda Harlin. @5imian + simiancraft.com

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Meeting: February 17 - Lightning Talks 8

##This Month
Tuesday: Feb 17, 2015

11:30 am

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

##About “Lightning Talks: 8”
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: July 18 - Webpack with Adam Rackis

This Month

Tuesday: Jun 20, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “Webpack”

This talk will introduce webpack in the most gentle, un-intimidating way possible. We’ll start with no config file, and build the simplest imagineable app. From that starting point we’ll see just how easy it is to add code splitting, chunk management, bundle visualization, and finish with some cool JavaScript toys like Babel and TypeScript.

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Meeting: June 20 - Lightning Talks 17

This Month

Tuesday: Jun 20, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “Lightning Talks”

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: May 16 - How to Build Automated Smoke Tests Using Protractor

This Month

Tuesday: May 16, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “How to Build Automated Smoke Tests Using Protractor”

Over the past year, Dale has been working with his team at SCA to build an automated smoke test system that ensures their applications are loading and performing correctly. They built the tests using Protractor and they perform various UI tests that verify the primary functions of the application are performing correctly. The tests run every few minutes and alert them if any issues are found. Dale will be expanding on the lightning talk he gave at the OKC# March meeting and will be walking through how to set up Protractor, create the tests, and set them to run automatically.

About Dale Spoonemore

Dale Spoonemore has been in the software business for over 11 years with most of that time spent coming up with schemes to break software. He’s tested applications built using pretty much every language/framework out there across desktop/web/mobile and currently heads up the QA efforts at Surgical Care Affiliates where he spends most of his time testing, creating SOX-compliant test documentation, and writing automated tests for their Angular web apps. He’s also an avid gardener/“urban farmer” and blogs about his journey towards growing as much food as possible for his family of 6 at seedtospoon.net.
@dalespoonemore | @fromseed2spoon

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Meeting: April 18 - Effective JavaScript Debugging

This Month

Tuesday: Apr 18, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “Effective JavaScript Debugging”

Did you know that your web browser has a full suite of built-in JavaScript debugging tools? With the developer tools in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, you can debug JavaScript on the fly with breakpoints, watch expressions, an interactive REPL with autocomplete, and much more. Learn how to troubleshoot bugs and memory leaks like a pro, armed with the same web browser you already use every day - no extra plugins or downloads required.

About Vance Lucas

Vance Lucas is a seasoned programmer with nearly two decades of web programming experience dating back to 1998. Vance is a full stack polyglot programmer who currently uses JavaScript/Node.js, PHP, and Ruby. Vance created and maintains the very popular phpdotenv package, Spot ORM, Valitron, and Frisby.js open-source projects, among many others. Vance is the co-founder of the Techlahoma Foundation, Oklahoma City JavaScript User Group (OKC.js), and co-organizer of the annual ThunderPlains Developer Conference in Oklahoma City.
@vlucas

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Meeting: March 21 - Lightning Talks 16

This Month

Tuesday: Mar 21, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “Lightning Talks”

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!


  • Get Kids Excited About Programming with Johnny-Five (5 min) by Mike Bockus

WHOA, that’s it! If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so on our Meetup page.

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Meeting: Feb 21 - WebAssembly

This Month

Tuesday: Feb 21, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “WebAssembly”

WebAssembly is an emerging standard which defines a compact, efficient, safe, and portable compiler target for the Web. This talk introduces WebAssembly: what it is and what problems it is designed to solve. Next, an in-depth tour of WebAssembly: how to compile it, what it looks like, how it works, how the engine compiles it into efficient machine code, and how it interfaces with JavaScript. If you care about alternative programming languages, compiling to the Web, performance, or you like using powerful JS libraries and frameworks, come learn
about WebAssembly.

About Yury Delendik

Yury Delendik is a Software Engineer at Mozilla Research. His goal is to provide secure and efficient solutions that work on various platforms and browsers. The projects he worked on in the past, such as PDF.js or Shumway, prove that the Web platform can be a valuable target for more complex applications. At the moment, Yury is contributing to the WebAssembly project.
@yurydelendik

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Meeting: Jan 17 - Distributed Systems and the Web

This Month

Tuesday: Jan 17, 2017

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “Distributed Systems and the Web”

An overview of distributed systems, what they are, practical considerations, and how they impact web development.

About Karl Kirch

Backend software engineer @Simple, passionate learner of all things.

Follow Karl at @joekarl

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Meeting: Dec 20 - Lightning Talks 15

This Month

Tuesday: Dec 20, 2016

11:30 am

@StarSpace46
1141 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
73106

About “Lightning Talks”

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!


  • What Meta Tags Your Site Should be Using (10 min) by Aaron Krauss
  • Node.js document models with Joi and Felicity (10 min) by Wes Tyler
  • Packaging Electron Apps for Windows + Adding in Auto Update Functionality (10 min) by Carmen Long

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