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CascadiaJS 2014 Talk Notes.

8.27.2014

This year's CascadiaJS was in Portland. The weather was unusually hot, but it was a great conference!

Technology as a Means to Equality - Willow Brugh

Everything you never wanted to know about maps - Patrick Arlt

Contributors wanted: encouraging diversity in your open source project - Kate Hudson

How To Run A Successful Local User Group - Jason Campbell

GIFs vs Web Components - Glen Maddern

Decisions, Open Source, Graph Theory, and Static Analysis - Charlie Robbins

ReInventing the Wheel (The Magic of Custom Event Emitters) - Nick Niemeir

Your Website is Not Accessible - Alex Qin

Bookmarklets FTW: The Case for Bookmarklets in Everyday Life - Lydia Katsamberis

Practical Optimization for v8 (is it okay to write JavaScript yet?) - David Manning

Writing Robot Plays: NodeJS, Reddit, and The Aesthetics of Unwitting Participation - Joe Lepper

Embracing Failure - Soledad Penadés

Cat-DNS: a DNS server that resolves everything to cats - Monica Dinculescu

ARIA Was Made For This: Accessibility of JavaScript MVCs - Marcy Sutton

Constantly Losing Stuff: Lessons learned developing and using continuation-local-storage in Node - Forrest Norvell

AllNightRave.js - Floh Herra-Vega

Making JavaScript Tests Fast, Easy, and Friendly - Ryan Roemer

Barriers to Entry - Ruth Baril

Hash Functions Taste Great with Anything - Curtis Lassam

Node.js for fun, profit and Whiskey - Jim Heising

Hacking Mentor.js - Marlena Compton & Ryan Dy

Put A Database On It! - Bryce Baril

A Story About NodeSchool and Community Building - Jason Rhodes

No More Unicorns - CJ Silverio

Amusing Content Generators.

8.17.2014

If the previous collection of content generators was a little too straight laced, check out these hipper ways to generate placeholder content images and copy.

Q&A Anti-Patterns.

8.5.2014

Here are some patterns to post-speech question and answer sessions that really ought to be avoided.

In fact, it seems like the vast majority of questions asked at these times are a waste of time to everyone but the asker. Thank you to those who organize sessions with questions via Twitter or "at the pool" only.

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