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Ember ATX Meetup

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us in downtown Austin! This month’s meetup will be hosted at the Galvanize (http://www.galvanize.com/campuses/austin-2nd-street-district/) campus in the 2nd street district.

There will be plenty of food, drinks and enlightenment. We’ll migrate over to the Trifecta (http://trifectaaustin.com/) for an informal social event after the night’s talks. This month’s lineup is:

Charles Lowell, Microstates: The Ember component of state management

When was the last time you had fun working with state?

For many, the answer is probably never, because state management in JavaScript is an endless game of compromises. You can choose to go fully immutable and exhaust yourself with reams of boilerplate, or you can use Ember’s native (and mutable) objects that are never truly deterministic.

Unlike the view layer, where every framework agrees on some variation of components, none of the current crop of state management tools strike the same balance.

Within a template, components have a tiny API. Written right, they are simple, reusable and easy to reason about. But while they are conceptually simple, they are powered by a complex engine geared for maximum performance, and that translates into extremely high leverage code that is easy to work with and ultimately fun to write.

So why doesn’t a similar tiny, yet high leverage API abstracting a sophisticated architecture exist for state management? Why shouldn’t working with state be as easy and intuitive as working with components? We’ll be talking about this very reasonable question, and the vision for what the “component of state management” would look like.

We’d like to give a big hug to our venue sponsor, Galvanize, for hooking us up with a super sweet downtown location. We’re incredibly excited about the space!


You can park in the Galvanize building for $5. We also recommend taking public transit, looking for street parking, parking in the surface lot at Guadalupe and 3rd, or using the City Hall or Violet Crown parking garages.

How to find us in the Galvanize building

Take the elevator to the second floor to check in at the front desk. They will direct you to the correct lecture space.

We’d love to hear from you!

EmberATX is a community-organized event run by volunteers that are passionate about building an inclusive, inspiring tech community in Austin. We are always looking for new contributors. Please contact one of the organizers if you’d like to try your hand at speaking, want to sponsor one of our events, or have some ideas about how to make our meetup amazing. Tweet us! (@EmberATX) (https://twitter.com/emberatx)