Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Crockford on JavaScript: A Public Lecture Series at Yahoo!

Category: Presentation, Yahoo!

crockford_on_jsDouglas Crockford showed us how JavaScript (or parts of it) could be used to do real software engineering. Now Crockford and Yahoo! are hosting a cool series of public lectures on the language we all love:

Douglas Crockford is Yahoo!’s JavaScript architect and a member of the committee designing future versions of the world’s most popular programming language. In the first three months of 2010, Douglas will be delivering his acclaimed series of lectures on the history of JavaScript, its features, and its use.

  1. Monday, January 25: History of JavaScript (RSVP)
  2. Friday, February 5: Survey of the JavaScript Language (RSVP)
  3. Wednesday, February 17: Functions and Inheritance in JavaScript (RSVP)
  4. Wednesday, March 3: JavaScript and the DOM (RSVP)
  5. Wednesday, March 31: Style and Performance in JavaScript (RSVP)

Lectures will be held in URLs Café, Building C, on Yahoo’s main campus in Sunnyvale, CA. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; lectures begin at 6 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Attendance is free, but seating is limited; RSVP is required for admittance.

I can’t wait!

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:45 am

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In addition to being a JavaScript guru, Doug is a hugely entertaining speaker. This format of free (let me repeat that, FREE!) lectures open to the public is a reflection of Doug’s evangelism drive to share what he knows. I encourage everyone who cares about building good web apps to attend every one of these lectures. Go Doug!

Comment by souders — January 5, 2010

I’ve enjoyed all the vidcasts of Doug’s rants I could find – always informative ;)

Comment by rasmusfl0e — January 5, 2010

any chance of this being a web/video cast later?

Comment by uofscatch15 — January 5, 2010

I’ll be there! For more excellent talks from Doug … and some foosball ;)

Comment by richtaur — January 5, 2010

I don’t know. Sometimes I think Doug’s talks are too abstract and theoretical. He’s jokes are funny and all, but there isn’t the wiz-bang and major-ownage effect that speakers like Johnny Resig emit when showing off AJAX examples. I mean listening to Java-Script style guides and inheritance is way cool, but listening to single word method names and dollar signs are all the rave these days.

Comment by Jordan1 — January 6, 2010

@jordan, Doug handles the big picture, John handles the details.

Comment by BenGerrissen — January 6, 2010

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