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Jan 29, 2016
Last night I got to attend FEL for the first time. The popular meetup, hosted by Made by Many, celebrating it’s 3rd anniversary last night. I have Calum Ryan, fellow Indiewebber, to thank for sorting me out a ticket.
Calum was up first talking about #indieweb. He summarised the movement well. The talk gave detail of the motivations, principles, and technology. I was happy to learn that Webmention has a first draft of a W3C standard.
It was encouraging to hear this was Calum’s first presentation. A great start, and I hope he continues on this path.
Of particular interest was the backwards use of generators as consumers used in monads. We saw generators combined with Promises to write asynchronous code without callbacks. Simply beautiful.
Wrapping up the trio of speakers for the night was Callum Macrae. With more Ls and more LOLs that the first Calum. He took us on a humorous tour of ES6, under the guise of deprecating jQuery.
An entertaining and informative night. I’ll definitely be back.