I can't think of anything better for the gnvjs.org landing page than a pointless, full screen, JS game like some pong variant or a sidescroller or something.
Granted it could be somewhat of a time investment but it would be an excuse to work with Phaser and have some fun.
Any other ideas?
That being said, I really do not have any ideas other than I really like this forum and reason for me to attend this Meetup (and participate in the forum) is to allow me to talk about something I am excited about face-to-face (do not work in an evironment that offers that to me). For now, I like that the forum is front-and-center.
Yeah... That's a good point. Would it change your thoughts at all that we could serve said game from a full JS web stack?
Maybe what we really need to do is tie it into something physical. How about a live video feed of a JS controlled [something] that can be controlled with in-browser controls that are communicating commands back to the [something] via websockets. JS client, JS server, JS [something]. Sweet.
How about we leverage / extend the data that is in this app, the Discourse. Add in game elements that use socket.io to make it more visual and fun.
I'd like to see something that is full stack. I'd also like it to be a place where anyone in the group who wants to showcase some work or a cool idea can do so. I setup a github organization for GnvJS and was hoping to have whoever wants to contribute to the front facing site do so. I don't have a repo set up yet, but will get one going in the next few days. https://github.com/GnvJS
Cool! My GH handle is Swingline0 -- hook me up!
I think full stack is definitely a necessity. As to what purpose, I'm not so sure yet...
- Feature repos from the GitHub organization?
- Simple/abstract game or something?
- Just a boring meetup info page?
So many options...
I really like the idea of:
- A visual "gallery" of experiments and demos we have written (which could really link anywhere - github repos, codepens, personal sites, etc).
- A big banner for the "next meetup date/time/location and topics".
I could mock something up if that sounds cool?
Yeah! I would say this sounds like the most logical thing to do for sure.
Rather than going a traditional CMS route, I think it would be fun to use something like Tim Caswell's Wheat where the actual content is held in a Github repo and is thus open to pull requests and stuff. I haven't completely thought this idea through but wanted to throw it out there.
Let's do it @BrokenLinc. I'll invite you to the Github org.
@Mak mentioned creating "Hello World" demos for all the different frameworks. Being able to compare code side by side with different approaches could be useful.
@aaron Feel free to add me on Github: venetianthief
I'm magbicaleman on GitHub. @aaron
@maaving thanks for remembering . It's important, I think if we make "Hello World" examples in different frameworks that we have some minimum requirements, such as connecting to the database and having a simple CRUD to really show case real world case usage, maybe also how routes are handled, and an inclusion of what packages were used.
Whats going on with the repo for this site?
I'd definitely like the idea of a demos section. I think we do need something kinda sexy for the homepage. Lincoln had some ideas I think. I've been a bit out of the loop but am starting to pick everything back up. I've invited anyone who has given me their Github handle to the team so we can start moving forward.
I'd also like to get the presentations up for the past talks. I'm working on getting those from the presenters. Let me know if you have any other ideas or want to be added to the team.
My github is Likethemammal