March Meeting. Code! Projects! Fun!

Meetings — val @ 7:17 pm

Loop Pittsburgh March Meeting

We’re getting together for our monthly night of code, projects and friends! Get things done, meet some new folks and maybe even learn a thing or two. It’s a pretty fun way to spend a Tuesday evening!

Let’s make something!

We’re continuing the code slam meeting format after the smashing success of our first code slam night in November!

Do you have a project you’ve been itching to work on but just haven’t found time for?  Are you stuck on a current project and not sure where to go next?  Do you thrive in creative coding environments? Bring your projects or lend your expertise!

What to Bring
Bring your laptop and a fun side project you’ve had a on the back-burner, or even an idea for a code experiment that you just haven’t had time to try yet. It’s like a mini code jam, or hack night or whatever fancy term you prefer for an evening of code fun.

Format
Introduction of projects
Pick a project to check out or help with, or start your own
Bounce around to see what other people are working on
Share the progress at the end
Go home energized and with just a little bit more code written or just a little bit more ideas :)

 But What Kind of Projects or Ideas Should I Bring?
The projects or ideas don’t have to be very formal or even started. The only rule is to work on something you’ve been wanting to experiment with but just haven’t had the time to try. And that’s really not much of a rule at all :)

Come hang out and code with us!

Loop Pittsburgh March Meeting
Tuesday March 20, 6:30pm
HackPittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The entrance is around the back on Watson St next to the garage door. There’s plenty of street parking, too.

February Meeting: Code! Friends! Fun!

Meetings — val @ 3:07 pm

Loop Pittsburgh February Meeting – Code Slam

Are you noticing a trend here? We’re getting together again this month to work on fun projects with fun people. Getting things done and maybe even learning a thing or two. It’s a pretty fun way to spend a Tuesday evening!

Let’s make something!

We’re continuing the code slam meeting format after the smashing success of our first code slam night in November!

Do you have a project you’ve been itching to work on but just haven’t found time for?  Are you stuck on a current project and not sure where to go next?  Do you thrive in creative coding environments? Bring your projects or lend your expertise!

What to Bring
Bring your laptop and a fun side project you’ve had a on the back-burner, or even an idea for a code experiment that you just haven’t had time to try yet. It’s like a mini code jam, or hack night or whatever fancy term you prefer for an evening of code fun.

Format
Introduction of projects
Pick a project to check out or help with, or start your own
Bounce around to see what other people are working on
Share the progress at the end
Go home energized and with just a little bit more code written or just a little bit more ideas :)

 But What Kind of Projects or Ideas Should I Bring?
The projects or ideas don’t have to be very formal or even started. It could be something as simple as a desire to make that cool parallax scrolly thing that’s popping up everywhere. The only rule is to work on something you’ve been wanting to experiment with but just haven’t had the time to try.

Come hang out and code with us!

Loop Pittsburgh January Meeting
Tuesday February 21, 6:30pm
HackPittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The entrance is around the back on Watson St next to the garage door. There’s plenty of street parking, too.

Let’s start the new year with a slam!

Events — val @ 6:17 pm

Loop Pittsburgh January Meeting – Code Slam

Let’s make something!

We’re brining back the code slam meeting format after the smashing success of our first code slam night in November!

Do you have a project you’ve been itching to work on but just haven’t found time for?  Are you stuck on a current project and not sure where to go next?  Do you thrive in creative coding environments? Bring your projects or lend your expertise on the first LoopPittsburgh Code Slam of 2012!

What to Bring
Bring your laptop and a fun side project you’ve had a on the back-burner, or even an idea for a code experiment that you just haven’t had time to try yet. It’s like a mini code jam, or hack night or whatever fancy term you prefer for an evening of code fun.

Format
Introduction of projects
Pick a project to check out or help with, or start your own
Bounce around to see what other people are working on
Share the progress at the end
Go home energized and with just a little bit more code written or just a little bit more ideas :)

 But What Kind of Projects or Ideas Should I Bring?
The projects or ideas don’t have to be very formal or even started. It could be something as simple as a desire to make that cool parallax scrolly thing that’s popping up everywhere. The only rule is to work on something you’ve been wanting to experiment with but just haven’t had the time to try.

Come hang out and code with us!

Loop Pittsburgh January Meeting
Tuesday January 17, 6:30pm
HackPittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The entrance is around the back on Watson St next to the garage door. There’s plenty of street parking, too.

December Meeting! A (sure to be lively) panel with Refresh Pittsburgh

Meetings — val @ 6:56 pm

It’s holiday time and we’re celebrating by joining forces with Refresh Pittsburgh for what we’re sure will be a lively and informative panel:

Should Web Designers Know Code?

There was once a day when a designer could pass along his PSD’s to a developer, and get a well coded website that worked as the designer intended and followed the best of web standards. Nowadays, with new developments like css3, web-fonts and responsive design, those days are far behind us. Can a web designer thrive, or even call themselves a web designer if they don’t understand html or css?

How about web developers? Can web developers do their jobs to the best of their abilities without design skills? Can you trust a web developer to implement web-fonts when they don’t know the meaning of the word “kerning”? Do we really want to put more design power with css3 into the hands of a developer who doesn’t know the basics of design theory? Let’s not even begin to talk about transitions and motion!

What is expected of web designers and developers is rapidly changing. Tonight, we’ll have an open panel discussion to find out what the prevailing opinions are and find out just want a web designer and developer should learn about in order to have a long lasting career.

Joining us on our panel will be:

Nate Bishop
Designer at MAYA Design
@natebishop
natebishop.com

Rob Stinogle
Manager of Web Development, American Eagle Outfitters
stinogle.com

Nathan Peretic
Co-founder of Full Stop
Front-end developer, writer, jack-of-all-trades.
@nathanperetic
nathanperetic.com

James Acklin
Front-end Developer at Smith Bros. Agency
Illustrator / designer-turned-developer
@acklindesign
acklindesign.com

Josh Sager
Program Director for Multimedia Technologies at PTI
@joshsager
joshsagermedia.com

The Time & Place

LoopPGH December Meeting
Wednesday December 14th, 2011
Left Field Meeting Space
116 Federal St.

We’ll be starting promptly at 6:30pm. When you get to our building, simply walk into the larger glass doors that say “Smith Brothers Agency” and take the elevator to the 4th floor. The front doors will be on automatic lock for 7:00!

November Code Slam!

Meetings — val @ 7:48 am

Loop Pittsburgh November Meeting – Code Slam

Let’s make something!

The LoopPittsburgh November meeting is all about doing instead of talking.  Do you have a project you’ve been itching to work on but just haven’t found time for?  Are you stuck on a current project and not sure where to go next?  Do you thrive in creative coding environments? Bring your projects or lend your expertise on the first LoopPittsburgh Code Slam!

What to Bring
Bring your laptop and a fun side project you’ve had a on the back-burner, or even an idea for a code experiment that you just haven’t had time to try yet. We’ll provide the pizza and beer and some fun people to hang out with while we hack away at our ideas. It’s like a mini code jam, or hack night or whatever fancy term you prefer for an evening of code fun.

Format
Introduction of projects
Pick a project to check out or help with, or start your own
Eat pizza and drink beer
Bounce around to see what other people are working on
Eat more pizza
Share the progress at the end
Go home energized and with a full belly

 But What Kind of Projects or Ideas Should I Bring?
The projects or ideas don’t have to be very formal or even started. It could be something as simple as a desire to make that cool parallax scrolly thing that’s popping up on the internets everywhere.  The only rule is to work on something you’ve been wanting to experiment with but just haven’t had the time to try.

Come hang out and code with us!

Loop Pittsburgh November Meeting
Tuesday November 15, 6:30pm
HackPittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The entrance is around the back on Watson St next to the garage door. There’s plenty of street parking, too.

Loop Pittsburgh October Meeting

Meetings — josh @ 9:38 am

SAME TIME, DIFFERENT PLACE

We’re going to be meeting Tuesday October 18th at 6:30 at PTI Campus.

Address
1111 McKee Road, Oakdale PA 15071
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1111+McKee+Road,+Oakdale,+PA&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=37.410045,79.013672&vpsrc=0&hnear=1111+McKee+Rd,+Oakdale,+Pennsylvania+15071&t=h&z=16

Where Do I Park?
Park in the visitors lot and come in through reception.  We’ll be waiting for you.

AGENDA

Industry news

JavaScript Tips and Trick – Josh Sager
HTML5 and CSS3 are exciting technologies but the power behind them is our good old friend JavaScript.  This session will be about showing coding practices, tips, tools, and other goodies all focused around JavaScript Development.  So if your a Designer who’s been afraid of JavaScript or you’re seasoned Front End Developer meeting JavaScript again for the first time then this session is for you. This session is for beginners

Open Q&A / Show and Tell /  Networking

September Meeting – Next Tuesday!

Meetings — val @ 6:23 am

Our September meeting is next Tuesday, the 20th, at our new usual place, hackPittsburgh. If you’re into things involving mobile development, this month’s topic is one you can’t miss!

(September Meeting Slides )

Intro to the Corona SDK , Josh SagerSlides
Are you an ActionScripter interested in making mobile apps? Have you tried Objective C and it just wasn’t for you? Corona SDK might be the platform for you. This session will walk you through everything you need to get started making mobile apps that do more than say hello world. This session is for an intermediate to expert level developer.

LoopPGH September Meeting
Tuesday Septemeber 20th, 6:30pm
HackPittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The entrance is around the back on Watson St next to the garage door. There’s plenty of street parking, too.

August Meeting: Two things that start with “C”

Meetings — val @ 9:15 am

August Meeting Slides

CSS3 Selectors More Power Less Code, Josh SagerSlidesExample
Have you ever wanted logic for your stylesheets?  CSS Selectors to the rescue.  Streamline your markup and minimize the need for javascript by targeting elements in the DOM with with a couple of keystrokes.  This will be sure to impress your friends.  This is for beginner to intermediate level web designers.

Getting Creative with Canvas, Val Head
Wondering where to start with canvas? Or even what to do with it? Let’s get you off to a great start! We’ll cover the basics like drawing shapes and displaying text. Then look at ways to increase the awesomeness of your canvas experimenting, like reading image data, working with colours, and adding particles.

LoopPGH August Meeting
Tuesday August 16, 6:30pm
HackPittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The entrance is around the back on Watson St next to the garage door. There’s plenty of street parking, too.

July meeting! A Social meeting on Tuesday the 26th!

Meetings — val @ 7:45 pm

Summer is in full swing and we think it’s a perfect time to get away from the projector and be social! So, join us for our July meeting social! No speakers, no set topics, just a chance to chat with members about what they’re up to over some drinks and apps. No need to RSVP, and guests are always welcome. See you there!

LoopPGH July Social Meeting
Tuesday, July 26th, 6:30pm
OTB Bycicle Cafe
2518 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

There’s plenty of parking within walking distance at the SouthSide Works if you need.
Note, this meeting is on TUESDAY THE 26th. Not our usualy 3rd Tuesday.

June Meeting! Tuesday June 21st

Meetings — val @ 5:03 pm

We’re back for June! Our June meeting is Tuesday, June 21st. We’ll be moving a couple blocks away to the Hack Pittsburgh shop for this meeting. Address details are below. We’ve got an awesome presentation lined up for you. Of course, we’ll also be talking about current events since the last meeting and we’d love to hear what you’ve been up to too. Don’t forget, this month is also our 6 month software giveaway!

June Meeting Slides

Making Meaningful & Memorable Animations, Josh Sagerslides
In this session I will go over using iambic pentameters and moving holds add clarity to your type and interface animations. These techniques are simple and can be put to use immediately. This session is for beginner to intermediate animators and designers. This is a beginner to intermediate session.

LoopPGH June Meeting
Tuesday June 21, 6:30pm
Hack Pittsburgh Shop
1936 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
TThe entrance is around the back, on Watson St and there’s plenty of street parking.


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