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And back to the East side,

This month's JSLA will be at The Hub (in Downtown LA), Thursday April 25th @ 7pm. There will a presentation on AMD style loaders and component systems as well as a talk on The History of Women in Computing.

Don't forget to RSVP: http://js.la

The History of Women in Computing

Presented by: Jessica Suttles

Computer programming was once seen as "women's work." Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Adele Goldberg, and others played pivotal roles in paving the way for today's computing professions. So why then do we see so few women in our community? I'll cover the history of women in computing, possible causes of the gender imbalance, and ideas for how our community can shape a future that includes more women.

AMD, Require JS, Require CSS, and Zest

Presented by: Guy Bedford

Learn the basics about AMD methods and their benefits in comparison to CommonJS style modules (plugins, cross-domain dynamic loading, conversion and shim configurations for modules). There are several plugins including Require-CSS, Handlebars templates, CoffeeScript and Require-LESS that have been combined into the ZestJS modular component system.

Two Days To Progress

A friend of JSLA is organizing a special hack event this weekend:

Join us for Two Days to Progress to hear Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, talk about how he is changing the world. In addition, there will be talks from open source leaders on the tools, patterns, and ideas that can give you superpowers. Then, join colleagues and experts to explore problems and create solutions that will help make the world a better place. Use your superpowers for good, http://2days2progress.com

That's all for now, see you all on the 25th.

<3,

The JSLA dream team.

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