Come talk at JSLou’s Learn Night

Louisville’s JavaScript Group

Here are some ideas if you think you might want to speak.

Share your experience with the group – it’s a great way to help build the thriving JavaScript community here in Louisville!


  • Talk about what you know – it’s safe to assume others can learn from it.
  • Don’t worry about your skill level, the group has a wide range of experience, and beginners can gain a lot from what you know even if you are a beginner working through the basics yourself.


  • Talk about a tool or framework you use.
  • Provide a real-world scenario, discuss a project, or how you solved a problem in a project.
  • Show & Tell – Show off a project you are working on or have completed.
  • Code Review/Ask for help – Talk about a project you are working on and get the group’s feedback or help, we would love to do code review/ solve problems on the spot. The group has lots of really bright developers who would love to help.

The format:

  • JSLou talks are around 20min, with a short Q&A period to follow.
  • JSLou’s attendance is usually around 10-15 people on learn nights, and the style is very relaxed so expect comments/questions to pop up during your talk as well.
  • Talks are recorded video/audio unless you specify otherwise.
  • Speaking at the group looks great on your linkedin profile or resume.

Thanks again and remember to either reply to the mailing list, or email and let me know you would like to speak.

JSLou JavaScript Group – Learn Night

Third Wednesday of each month

@ LVL1 hackerspace  Directions: Here
RSVP on search for “JSLou”
Add the official JSLou google calendar to your Calendar app/service: Here

Mar 19 meeting – speaker line-up

Dannie Gregoire – Greasemonkey

 Extending enterprise applications with javascript and Greasemonkey.

Thomas Neirynck – Leaflet

A developer API for adding maps to a web app. 

What to expect:

  • Informal conversation style
  • 15-20min talks
  • Audio/video recorded for use on website
  • Slides / video / live-coding all optional, you decide
  • Questions and open discussion to follow

Global Game Jam This Weekend! (Jan 24-26)

Louisville Global game Jam 2014
The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event, and now Louisville will have a piece of the action!

Hosted by LVL1 Game Dev Group and JSLou
Held Jan 24 5pm to Jan 26 5pm at LVL1 Hackerspace (directions)

Who:  Anyone interested in making games! Specifically programmers, digital artists, and musicians.

Where:  LVL1 Hackerspace, 814 E Broadway, Louisville, KY 40204

When:  Friday, January 24th at 5pm to Sunday, January 26th at 5pm

48Find out more, RSVP, and signup to participate here:

January 15, 2014 Meeting Recap

HTML5 Canvas / Javascript for cross platform browser games
Presenter: Eric Lathrop –> click “experimental build”

JSLou and LVL1 hosting Global Game Jam 2014 Announcement
Presenter: Alex Bezuska

Workshop/Group Hack redesign Meteor.js project

Misc Links:

Time normalization (deltatime) for games:

Game development platform/engine that outputs to HTML5 canvas Construct2 (win only)

Twitter clone with meteor.js tutorial :

httpd.conf virtual host forward to port on server (for node or meteor)
replace ’1337′ with your desired node/meteor server port

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    ProxyRequests Off
    ProxyPass / http://localhost:1337/
    ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:1337/