Strange Loop

Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2021


Union Station


St. Louis, MO

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CoffeeScript, the Rise of "Build Your Own JavaScript"

CoffeeScript is a little language that tries to expose the good parts of JavaScript in a simple way. Over the course of the past year, it's seen a surprising amount of pickup from web developers, open source projects like Rails, and even the TC39 committee itself. Dive into the what's and the why's of the CoffeeScript compiler, and learn about how you can build a little language of your very own.

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Jeremy Ashkenas

Jeremy Ashkenas


Jeremy Ashkenas is part of the Interactive News team at the New York Times, as well as the lead developer of DocumentCloud, helping news organizations analyze and publish the primary source documents behind the news. He created the CoffeeScript programming language, and works on Backbone.js, Underscore.js, Docco, Jammit, and Ruby-Processing, among other open-source projects.