I decided that since the book is so dense with js knowledge, I’d just pull out my favorite takeaways and put the into a 30 minute presentation.
I didn’t spend too much time polishing the slides (or my delivery), so it came off more as a discussion than a “presentation”. It was fun. The 10 or so folks in the room chatted about the virtues of a loosely-typed language, debated about whether == is truly evil, and were truly grossed out by one of the images in the deck.
It was fun. I think next time, I’ll spend more time in spidermonkey doing some live coding, as well as showing off JSLint running on the cmd-line. And brush up on some language details - Jay Garcia schooled me on why the === works (it internally compares types before comparing values). My only regret is that I missed the jalapeno & pineapple pizza.