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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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

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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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

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!


  • ###### The 3 Rules of Dev Blogging (10 min) by Aaron Krauss

  • ###### NPM Client-Side Without a Task Runner (3 min) by Benji Kay

  • ###### Beginner Talk on Games with JavaScript (5 min) by Caitlin Stewart

  • ###### Code Security in the Internet of Things (5 min) by Andrew Long

  • ###### ESLint: Custom Rules (10 min) by Brian Chirgwin

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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

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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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

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

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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

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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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

Meeting: Nov 17 - Building Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript

This Month

Tuesday: Nov 17, 2015

11:30 am

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

About "Building Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript"

An overview of the current landscape of tools that turn JavaScript into native mobile apps, and then a story about how Vance built the Countism app (countism.com) with all JavaScript, and published it to the app store.

About our Speaker

Vance Lucas

Vance is the co-founder of OKC.js, Techlahoma, and ThunderPlains. Vance is a web and mobile developer with a long list of open source and personal projects. Website: vancelucas.com

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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

Meeting: Oct 20 - Important Talk About Important Things

This Month

Tuesday: Oct 20, 2015

11:30 am

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

About "Important Talk About Important Things"

We all want to learn how to efficiently create solutions in a reliable, secure, and professional manner. Sometimes our priorities change and what we really need to know is how to embed an easter egg in our application that changes all the font to emojis. This talk will cover mission critical things such as adding easter eggs, creating your own fonts, and text animation.

About our Speaker

Mike Bockus

Mike is a software engineer at Cox Communications where he enjoys being paid with extra cable channels and faster internet. When he's not spending quality time with his family or working, he enjoys making useless Android apps that have earned tens of dollars and starting a bunch of side projects that will never be finished. Mike's Twitter

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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

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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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.

Meeting: Sept 15 - Lightning Talks 10

This Month

Tuesday: Sept 15, 2015

11:30 am

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

About "Lightning Talks: 10"

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!


  • ###### How to add a Dropbox file picker to your application in 5 minutes (and why you should) (5 min) by Jonathan Yarbor

  • ###### Functional reactive programming with streams using Highland.js (10 min) by Nicholas Lindley

  • ###### Data-Drive Apis in Node.js (5 min) by Rob Sullivan

  • ###### Developer Bill of Rights (10 min) by Raymond Lewallen

  • ###### Proposed ES7 features (10 min) by Adam Rackis

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Our Sponsors

Meeting space is provided thanks to Prototek. These awesome folks are passionate about creating a vibrant maker space in Oklahoma City. We thank them for providing meeting space for user groups and events. Prototek is collaborating with Techlahoma to create a positive impact on our tech community, which is an epic win for everyone!

Tasty lunch will be served thanks to Techlahoma.

usergroup.location = Prototek;

Prototek Prototek is a maker, fabrication, civic hacker and creator space located in Mid-Town Oklahoma City.

401 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73103

Get directions via Google maps.