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Espruino Hack Chat

Javascript for microcontrollers is here! Wondering how that works? Know tons about this? This is the chat to discuss it.

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Friday, August 25, 2017 12:00 pm PDT - Friday, August 25, 2017 12:30 pm PDT Local time zone:
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@Gordon Williams will be hosting the Hack Chat this week.

Hack Chats are (almost) always on Fridays at noon PDT.

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In this chat, we'll be talking about programming microcontrollers in JavaScript, using Espruino. 

Espruino is a compact JavaScript interpreter that runs on microcontrollers, allowing you to program and debug them from almost any platform with no need for external programming hardware. JavaScript makes it trivial to create power-efficient event-based code, and really simplifies the creation of internet-connected devices.

Gordon Williams has worked in 3D graphics, compiler, and website design, and has been making JavaScript-powered embedded devices for the last 5 years. He's run 3 successful KickStarter campaigns from the Oxfordshire countryside and has shipped over 20,000 Espruino-powered devices, with thousands of third party boards also running the open source JS interpreter.

TL;DR :: we'll be discussing:

  • Interpreted languages on microcontrollers
  • Creating devices with Espruino
  • Putting Espruino boards on the internet, with WiFi, GSM and LoRa
  • JS Interpreter design and optimization

Here's the sheet to guide the discussion.

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