Monthly Archives: November 2012

November 15 – Lab: Exploring Design Patterns

Join us Thursday, November 15, 2012 for a great night of hands-on geek fun and learning. Free food and socializing starts at 6:00 PM, and the lab begins at 6:30 PM. Our meetings are held at 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN (directions).

Exploring Design Patterns

After years of solving the same types of problems over and over, developers recognized there were common patterns that could be applied to many programming problems.¬†Out of this grew what we call “Design Patterns.” Learning design patterns keeps us from “reinventing the wheel,” and gives us a common vocabulary to express our ideas with other developers. In this hands-on lab, we will examine the most common design patterns, and work through exercises to help us see how these patterns can be put into action. Whether you are familiar with design patterns or not, we could all benefit from learning more and sharing experiences.

November 8 – Daniel Mohl – CoffeeScript: Good, Bold, and with Sugar

Join us Thursday, November 8, 2012 for a great evening of learning and connecting with other developers. Free food and socializing starts at 6:00 PM, and the lecture begins at 6:30 PM. Our meetings are held at 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN (directions).

CoffeeScript: Good, Bold, and with Sugar

CoffeeScript has quickly become one of the most watched projects on GitHub. In this session we will talk about what CoffeeScript is, why it’s important, and how it can help you develop better web apps in less time. This little language has taken the web development world by storm and it is gaining converts daily. You’ll see how CoffeeScript makes code more readable, how it removes many of the “Bad Parts” of JavaScript, and how it allows you to express yourself more clearly without having to throw out all of the JavaScript skills that you have spent years perfecting. If you develop web applications, you owe it to yourself to learn about CoffeeScript and see if it is right for you.

About Daniel Mohl

Daniel Mohl is a professional software engineer/architect whose interests include understanding the intricacies of various programming languages, enterprise application architecture, and how to bridge the gap between business and technology. He is a Microsoft MVP, C# and F# Insider, author, blogger, speaker, and event organizer. You can follow him on twitter at www.twitter.com/dmohl and view his blog at blog.danielmohl.com.