Yahoo! Southern California Developer Meetup

Santa Monica, CA

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Event Details

Where:     Yahoo!’s Santa Monica Campus

Address:   2400 Broadway Santa Monica, Ca 90404

Date:        Wednesday, November 7, 2012 

Time:        7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

An evening with Nicholas Zakas!

Nicholas Zakas is a well know Web Technologist Consultant, Author, and Speaker.   He is the author of Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly 2012), Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012), High Performance JavaScript(O’Reilly, 2010) and Professional Ajax (Wrox, 2007).   Nicholas is a strong advocate for development best practices including progressive enhancement, accessibility, performance, scalability and maintainability. He blogs regularly at and can also be found on Twitter via @slicknet.

The main topic of the night wiill be scalable JavaScript application architecture.   Building large web applications with dozens of developers is a difficult task. Organizing the engineers around a common goal is one thing, but organizing your code so that people can work efficiently togetheris another. Many large applications suffer from growing pains after just a few months in production due to poorly designed JavaScript with unclear upgrades and extension paths.

Learn the tips, tricks and techniques that allowed large sites  to continue to grow, scale and change over time without throwing away previous work.

This talk isn’t specific to any JavaScript library, rather, it gives you new ways to apply the libraries you’re already using. The principles of good, loosely-coupled design apply to any system, and you’ll learn how this can help your applications today.

This will be an exciting evening with food and drinks provided.  Please RSVP by 11/5 as space is limited.

*Parking will be available on the street  or there will be paid parking in the builiding's parking structure.