11/09/099 12:31:07 PM
We will be holding our next meeting this Thursday, November 12th at the regular time (6:15 pm for those who are interested in networking, with the main session starting at 7:00) and place (room 5-16 of the C/L/A building at Cal Poly Pomona). Please see our meetings page for more details and directions.
Instead of an "eyes-front" presentation, we've decided to try something a little bit different this month: we're going to have a "mini code jam" focusing on the use of the jQuery UI user interface library. The idea here is to first have a brief introduction to the technology, after which we will encourage everyone who wishes to participate to write a small demo (whatever can be done in about an hour of coding), which they will then share with the group.
Anyone who doesn't have any experience with jQuery itself (the core library, not the UI widgets) may wish to familiarize themselves with the basics beforehand -- this presentation from Ben Nadel is an excellent introduction to jQuery.
We'll also have at least one person providing assistance for those who might need a bit of extra help. We'd love to have as much active participation as possible, as this will provide the best learning experience for everyone involved.
Finally, as this session will not necessarily require ColdFusion, we should be able to make use of the lab's computers, so a laptop is not a requirement.
As usual, we will need to submit a request for parking permits by the end of the day today, so please respond to the meeting thread on our Google group to confirm that you wish to attend.
We hope to see you all there!