Detroit.js

A community of JavaScript developers in Detroit

Upcoming Meetups

Bevera.js

June 12th 2017 @ 10:00 pm

This is our first "Totally social" Meetup. No talks planned. Just hanging out with other real live JS devs!

We're not reserving tables, just showing up. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. No cost. Ending time is set for 8pm, but stay as late as you want.

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Building Virtual Worlds With Ranvier And NodeJS

June 20th 2017 @ 11:00 pm

A single talk from JS super star Sean O'Donohue!

The RSVP'd $5 goes to Girl Develop It. RSVP to attend!

Food and Drink provided by DETROIT LABS

Have you ever found yourself lost in the rich fantasy worlds of multiplayer games such as the modern classic World of Warcraft, or the now-ancient single-player text games like Zork? Maybe you just want to build something cool and learn about JavaScript and game design. I was once like you and I found a way to scratch this itch by reviving and helping to rewrite an abandoned NodeJS framework for building MUDs. Now I am one of the primary contributors to Ranvier, a NodeJS framework for building multiplayer online virtual worlds in a flexible and moddable way.

In this session, we will leverage Ranvier to create the Zork-WoW-hybrid of your dreams. Do you want to create a sprawling story? Make it so! A devious trap-filled dungeon? Code it up! A fantastical foreign land filled with giant multi-stage boss battles? Excelsior! Along the way, we will learn about the history of MUDs/MMOs, some of the concepts behind Ranvier’s extensible engine, and how to get started on building the game world of your dreams!

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Bevera.JS

July 11th 2017 @ 11:00 pm

This is a "totally social" meetup. No talks planned. Just hanging out with other real live JS devs!

We're not reserving tables, just showing up. We'll most likely be off in the room to the right. Please RSVP if you plan on attending. 

No cost. Ending time is set for 8pm, but stay as late as you want.

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