Engineering Blog

February 13th, 2013

February Events at Yelp!

Two weekends ago, we participated in and sponsored the 2013 O4U (Out for Undergraduate Technology) Conference in Palo Alto. This conference is hosted in different cities around the nation and strives to inspire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender undergraduate students to be more involved in the tech industry. Students were able to spend some quality time with one of our engineers and recruiters and were also able to participate in panels, workshops and demos.

Meetups

SFHTML5 - Introduction to the Backbone.js, Ember.js, and AngularJS Frameworks

 

Sidney, Anthony and Miško brought in their expertise to tackle everyday questions about Backbone.js, Ember.js and AngularJS. While Backbone.js helps to create more reusable code by exposing MVC design patterns in a lightweight library, Ember.js  provides developers  a full fledged framework for building better browser-based apps. Finally, AngularJS simplifies web app development by providing new HTML primitives to bind data to UI elements, reacting to changes automatically.

If you missed our meetup events last month, don’t fret! You’ll have plenty of chances to come hang out with us again this month!

Our monthly partner, Designers + Geeks, always impresses us with their speakers, but this month they’re really stepping it up! This time they’re bringing in Dan Whaley, the creator of the world’s first online travel reservation system which currently brings in over $9 billion a year. Quite impressive.

Upcoming February Events

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013 -6:30PM – Annotating Knowledge (Designers + Geeks)
  • Monday, February 25, 2013- 6:00PM – Speaker Series: Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen and Santiago Ortiz (Data Visualization Group in Bay Area)
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013- 6:00PM – Hack Night!  (Women Who Code)
  • Thursday, February 28, 2013- 6:00PM – Dart with Seth Ladd and John McCutchan  (SFHTML5)