August Meetup Details Announced

After a huge turnout last month (nearly 40 attendees), we are expecting even bigger and better things this coming month in our August meetup.  We are changing the format a bit with one presentation, by Mike McNally on web application design and coding strategies, followed by an open forum of topics.

Mike McNally (@m5) started his software career in the late ’70s. He’s done a little of almost everything along the way: COBOL, image processing, real-time control systems, system software, multimedia, distributed system management, and financial web applications. Mike survived a couple of Austin corporate acquisitions before packing up his office knick-knacks and web app experience  for a new startup, Tango Health.

Mike will talk about web application design and coding strategies, and how the domains of  ”active” page design, unobtrusive Javascript coding, and user experience architecture all collide to give us a great big headache. He’ll talk about a small jQuery plugin as an example of harnessing the power of your favorite framework for more than just rounded corners.  Check him out at http://whatsthepointy.blogspot.com.

After some great discussions during our last meetup (and even afterwards at The Gingerman), we decided to have an open forum discussing various topics at this month’s meetup.  Topics will be chosen at random, but please come to the meetup with some ideas or better yet, leave them in the comments or @ reply to @austinjs on twitter.

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

Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact Joe (@joemccann) or Kyle (@getify). Also, official group on twitter: @AustinJS