Last night was the third BurlingtonJS meet-up, and it seems to have been another success. Attendance was good and the crowd was once again pretty engaged. Always fun, always a room full of smart people, always good discussion. This month, I had the privilege of presenting, and took a few
The evening’s other presenter was Garrett Allen (@g0urd) who gave a fantastic (and fun) talk on webscraping4 — including the tools, the techniques, and some of the ethics around it. Quite a well-rounded talk, and a really good job for someone who claimed to be giving a public talk like that for the first time. Best part? Catering to the audience, and making it topical by having his… “put it all together” exercise involve webscraping Dealer.com sites to create a map of client locations. (Nice job, Garrett!)
It was another great night, and thanks again to Pete and Patrick. They’re always looking for sponsors and speakers so… Maybe next month it will be you? Follow @BTVJS on Twitter to find out what next month has in store!
- Disclaimer-ish thingy: I found out after the fact that Mike pulled the term “protocols” from the final draft and switched it to “mixins”. Which makes total sense (and I think was some of the feedback that I gave him…) and/but it was so much more fun to talk about them as protocols so I left them that way rather than try to fix it up with minutes to spare… [↩]
- And yes, I totally forgot to do a plug for the Vermont Functional Programming meet-up (@VTFun). [↩]