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!


Tips:

  • 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.

Ideas:

  • 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 jslouky@gmail.com 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 Meetup.com 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.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/

Thomas Neirynck – Leaflet

A developer API for adding maps to a web app.
http://leafletjs.com/ 

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 louisvilleglobalgamejam.github.io
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: http://louisvilleglobalgamejam.github.io/

January 15, 2014 Meeting Recap

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

JSLou and LVL1 hosting Global Game Jam 2014 Announcement
Presenter: Alex Bezuska
http://louisvilleglobalgamejam.github.io/

Workshop/Group Hack
JSLou.org redesign Meteor.js project
https://github.com/zeroasterisk/jslou-www-meteor

Misc Links:

Time normalization (deltatime) for games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_timing

Game development platform/engine that outputs to HTML5 canvas
https://www.scirra.com/ Construct2 (win only)

Twitter clone with meteor.js tutorial : http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/building-ribbit-in-meteor/

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
    ServerAlias domain-name.com
    ServerAlias www.domain-name.com
    ProxyPass / http://localhost:1337/
    ProxyPassReverse / http://localhost:1337/
</VirtualHost>