Our very first &you dispatch, if you please
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"Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about."

– Gerard Way

Hello there!

We're glad you could join us for our FIRST EVER &you dispatch. In this issue, we've got de-mystified event loops, Talky 2 flying around the bend, and WebRTC consulting becoming even more of A Thing We Do (and, as they say, so much more).

Which is all pretty cool, right? WRONG. Because it's only half as cool as it's going to be when we hear what's going on with you (more on that later).

First times & fun beginnings

This year marked a lot of firsts for us at &yet. First time releasing a major JavaScript framework, first time buying a giant yellow school bus, first time paying a developer to dress up as a frankensteinian monster and sing an original rock opera song that teaches Human JavaScript concepts...lots of firsts.

And now, this is the first time we're putting together a regular community dispatch of the stuff we're doing and learning, and the stuff you're doing and learning, so all of us can do and learn together. We're excited!

Here are a few more firsts on our radar this week:


How Does the JavaScript Event Loop Work?

by Philip Roberts

We're pretty sure this is the first time anyone has understood the JavaScript event loop. (But not the last, thanks to Philip's extraordinary explainy skills.)


Validate Me

by Karolina Szczur

So this is not the first time Karolina has wooed us with her intelligent ways, but this talk discussing how we seek validation through our work is a must-watch for anyone who wants to have a healthier relationship with tech.


The Space Between You and Me

by Frank Chimero

"There's much left to be done to build the web in a way that eliminates the distance between us." The first time anyone has written an article about technology that made us cry. (Okay, only two of us. But still.)


What we're doing & making

  • Talky 2 is comiiiiing! It will be both free and glorious.
  • ^lift Security just made a series of Node Security Training Videos, and the first few are free.
  • We've been doing quite a bit of WebRTC consulting​ this year, and are clearing our calendar to do more. Think your project could use our expertise? Just reply to this email if you'd like to know more.


What are you learning/doing/working on this week
(perhaps for the first time)?

Just hit reply; we can't wait to hear more about you and your endeavors (and to possibly share with the &you community in a future dispatch).

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