August 2016 – ECMAScript 2015 & The Future of JavaScript – Don’t Get Left Behind – Jared Faris

Special Notes
Meeting will be back at Marathon Petroleum Company this month. Parking and Entrance details below.

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ECMAScript 2015 & The Future of JavaScript – Don’t Get Left Behind

JavaScript keeps growing up. Modern JS is more than jQuery “click” events and Angular tutorials. To build powerful, maintainable apps, you need more than basic language features. ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) adds concepts like classes, variable scoping, arrow functions, promises and more. ES2016 and the WHATWG and W3C standards groups are adding even more. This talk will cover how to use these new features, and what to do when they aren’t supported by all browsers yet. You’ll leave better equipped to survive in the strange and wonderful world of JavaScript.

Jared Faris is a Microsoft MVP and the Director of Technology Services at HMB (, an IT services company based out of Columbus, OH. His focus is on building great development teams through training, mentoring, and prodigious amounts of caffeine. He’s spent years building web applications with cloud and mobile experience. Jared helps organize the Stir Trek, CloudDevelop and Dog Food conferences as well as a variety of other events in and around Columbus, OH and is a frequent speaker at regional events; if he doesn’t have some conference deadline he doesn’t know what to do with himself. You can find out more about him at or follow him @jaredthenerd.

Parking and Entrance

The main entrance has re-opened in the middle building under the bridge.  The new Visitor Parking lot is open as well.  East Hardin St. will likely be blocked from the West coming in off Main St. so as for prior meetings you’ll still need to access East Hardin St. from East St.


Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday August 30, 2016

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH
Room 1210 (Auditorium)