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Hello Everyone,

Today we are announcing the July 26th JSLA meet up. City Grid Media is hosting us in their West Hollywood office space. We had the very first JSLA here and are excited to return. They have a limited amount of space for a group like ours so RSVPS are required in order to ensure we don't overflow JS developers onto the Sunset Strip.

If you plan on attending make sure to RSVP: http://js.la

There are two talks planned:

JS To Rule Them All

Presented by: Michael Anthony (http://twitter.com/_activetheory)

One of the more cringe-inducing terms for any JS developer is "web page". We've now reached the point where any meaningful experience needs to be an application. It also needs to be thoughtfully crafted to work on phones and tablets all the while having the level of animation and polish users have come to expect from the technology they use regardless of platform.

Static pages with responsive layouts aren't going to cut it in this new universe, so we'll look at using only JavaScript to structure applications, create and style markup, and also be platform aware in order to present users with an interactive experience suited for each device.

This talk will be a general theory overview accompanied by plenty of examples and very brief code demonstrations. It will cover interesting points along the way such as best practices for smooth UI and animation, content management, SEO, and even how to use these exact techniques to create native mobile applications.

Backbone.js: The framework that isn't

Presented by: Daniel Hengeveld (http://twitter.com/thedaniel)

When using Backbone.js you don't have to use all of the things it provides. This Talk will take a look at using Backbone.js as a set of glue libraries to build out your own framework around the specific needs of your application combined with some handy tips and patterns around using Backbone.js.


RSVPS are required, please make sure to use the RSVP form at http://js.la if you plan on attending.

Can't make it? Don't want to bear the traffic? Don't worry we will be recording the talks and will make them available here: https://vimeo.com/jsla


You can keep up to date by visiting our website: http://js.la, following us on twitter (http://twitter.com/losangelesJS), and via our mailing list: http://eepurl.com/nDJiD

Thanks for your attention and time, see you on the 26th!

<3,

The JSLA Team

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