September 16th Meetup – 7:30 PM – Dan Heberden

Get ready for a blowout Austin Javascripters, cause this month’s meetup is going to be a choreography-fueled rager:

This month’s speaker is Dan “Jazz HandsJazzHands” Heberden:



Dan’s going to take you to school on testing Javascript. Get ready to be SHOCKED AND AWED.

Thanks to sponsors this month, Help.com, whose team of customer service and technology experts is setting out to build the next generation of customer service software. Their goal is to give companies the tools they need to delight their customers at enterprise scale.

Help.com is a SaaS startup based in downtown Austin. They recently closed a $6 million seed round and growing their team is a top priority. Their team of experienced customer service and technology experts is excited to change the landscape of the industry and become one of the best places to work in Austin. If you’re interested in joining them, talk to them at the meetup or take a look at their job postings.



  • When: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 from 7:30-9:00 PM.
  • Where: Frog Design – 101 West 6th Street – 2nd Floor
  • How: Parking is on the street, or you can bus, bike, rollerblade, segway, or walk yourself down there and just not worry about it.
  • Drinks and pizza will be provided.

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Aaron (@aaronj1335).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS

August 26th Meetup – 7:30 PM – Jonathan Lipps

Whatup jorbascrupmers. As promised we’re going to be hearing about a shiny new feature coming in the next version of JavaScript — generators.

Jonathan Lipps will give a talk titled Yield! How ES6 Generators and Monocle-js Can Bring Async Into Line, Literally, and will teach us how generators can save our souls from callback hell.

Jonathan has been making things out of code as long as he can remember. He currently works as Director of Ecosystem and Integrations at Sauce Labs, leading a team of open source developers to improve the web and mobile testing ecosystem. Jonathan is the architect and project lead for Appium, the open-source, cross-platform mobile automation framework (written in Node). He has worked as a programmer in tech startups for over a decade, but is also passionate about academic discussion.

We’ve got a lot of good folks to thank this month. Thanks to Sauce Labs for flying Jonathan out to do the talk. As always, thanks to Frog for hosting us. And last but not least thanks to our main sponsor, Joust, for drinks and food. Joust is a startup with a lot of momentum and several major customers like ESPN, ABC, and MTV. They’re building a core team of engineers, so if you’re interested, contact Philip.

  • When: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 from 7:30-9:30 PM.
  • Where: Frog Design – 101 West 6th Street – 2nd Floor
  • How: Parking is on the street, or you can bus, bike, rollerblade, segway, or walk yourself down there and just not worry about it.
  • Drinks and pizza will be provided.

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Aaron (@aaronj1335).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS

July 15th Meetup – 7:30 PM – Lightning Talks

Hey Austin Javascripters, this month’s meetup is gonna bring that ~*~* variety *~*~. Here are a few talks that we’ve got lined up already:

We’ve still got some time though, so feel free to come with an idea, and we’ll work everyone in!

We’re back at our normal spot, Frog Design.

Big thanks to our sponsors this month, The Bidding Network, a top-flight staffing firm based right here in Austin. If you enjoy the pizza and drinks, make sure to tell them thanks. And of course, if you’re looking for a job you should talk to them. You won’t find a better recruiter in Austin!

  • When: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 from 7:30-9:30 PM.
  • Where: Frog Design – 101 West 6th Street – 2nd Floor
  • How: Parking is on the street, or you can bus, bike, rollerblade, segway, or walk yourself down there and just not worry about it.
  • Drinks and pizza will be provided.

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Aaron (@aaronj1335).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS

June 17th Meetup – 7:30 PM – Jared Stilwell

What up Austonians, it’s Austin JS time again! Come join us at Spredfast (formerly Mass Relevance, note the location change) for another meetup. We’ll hear from local web builder Jared Stilwell about “Complexity Metrics and You.” What are complexity metrics? Great question!

The code works. Your linter and test cases are happy. But, you feel the code could be cleaner. Where do you start? Complexity metrics can lead the way. Using a combination of measurement techniques, the process of finding rough edges in your codebase and tracking improvements becomes much easier. We’ll cover several common metrics, the landscape of existing tools for JavaScript, and how they can be used to guide refactoring.

Tonight our sponsor is an awesome startup from right here in Austin. HuBoard gives you instant project management built right on top of what you’re already using for your project, GitHub. Check out their app online, and make sure to tell them thanks for covering the pizza and drinks this month!

Instant project management for GitHub repositories

  • When: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 from 7:30-9:30 PM.
  • Where: Spredfast (formerly Mass Relevance) – 8th and Brazos – through the 8th street entrance and to the right
  • How: Parking is on the street, or you can bus, bike, rollerblade, segway, or walk yourself down there and just not worry about it.
  • Drinks and pizza will be provided.

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman, where they have over 70 beers on tap.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Aaron (@aaronj1335).  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter: @AustinJS