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Jonas Brømsø
Jonas Brømsø

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Blog post: Giving a talk at CopenhagenJS

I have recently started attending the meetings at my local JavaScript user group CopenhagenJS. I am by no means a JavaScript programmer, but they caught my attention when I started evaluating and playing around with Node and almost all of the developer podcasts I consume recommend getting out there.

Last week a call for speakers came out with 3 slots available.

So I thought I might as well give it a shot, I have attended several meetups, perhaps it would be time to give something back. I have previously given talks at local users groups, workshops and conferences home and abroad, but most of them have been centered around Perl. Well I actually gave a talk at CopenhagenJS back in April 2012.

Since I cannot give a educational talk on Node or JavaScript I thought I should offer something else and I am very much at a rookie level and I am still experimenting and learning when it comes to JavaScript and Node.

I have however been an open source developer/contributor for a very long time and perhaps I could offer something in this regard. So I though about what I have been working with lately and I decided for Markdownlint.

I promised the organizers to provide a bullet list for my talk, so they could decide if it would be of interest, so here goes my bullet list.

  • Markdown - what is Markdown?
  • Markdownlint - what is a linter? comparison to ESLint?
  • A brief and very inaccurate history of Markdownlint - the Ruby and the Node implementation
  • What does Markdownlint provide? - uniformity and correctness
  • Linting rules and the exceptions to the rules
  • Tool-chain and editor integration - VSCode and Sublime Text
  • Bonus material integration with CI/CD - Travis CI example

This is just a draft, when the slides are shaping up, I might add new parts or skip some of the suggestions, most likely that additions will be made.

I am using Markdownlint quite extensively for open source projects, which is good, because then it will be easy to show real-life examples and for me personally it is a good opportunity to structure my notes, practices and use of tools.

I will publish the slides for those of you who are interested and I might supplement the slides with a write-up of my presentation, I find it a good practise to do this if you have time, since it often can evaluate the information flow and presentation structure.

Wish me luck in getting the presentation accepted.

Top comments (2)

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Tobias SN

I didn’t know that here was a JS a conference here in small Denmark!

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Jonas Brømsø

Hi Tobias,

Well it is just a user-group meeting regularly :-)

For something more along the lines of a conference on the topic of front-end development, checkout Coldfront.

For user-groups checkout plenty of user-groups listed there.