Announcing: MooTools in Real Life

Written By Michelle Steigerwalt, on Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 12:52pm

If you’ve been paying attention for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed the growth of MooTools, both as a project and as a thriving community. Unfortunately, it has come to light that many so called “members” of the JavaScript community may, in fact, be automata.

To protect ourselves and the MooTools community, we’ve started two physical screening programs (or “meetups”), one in London and the other in the heart of Silicon Valley.

In a surprising turn of events, both groups have had very informative meetings in which actual people have shown up, allowing us to conclusively state that at least some of the members of the MooTools community are, in fact, human. Insightful discussions were had by all, new users and advanced developers alike.

If you’re in the Bay Area or London, it is imperative that you attend at least one of our screening sessions, to verify yourself as human. To be notified about future meetups, as well as voice your opinion on when/where they should be, you can join the group for your area:

Anything Interesting to Share?

If you have something insightful and MooTools-related to share, and think you can spin it into a fifteen minute presentation, please let us know.

Right now, we don’t have any formal communication set up, but it shouldn’t be to hard to get in touch with either Darren (London) or myself (Bay Area). Contact information can be found on the developers page.

Thanks for using MooTools, and we hope to see you there!

16 Responses to “Announcing: MooTools in Real Life”

  1. Merrick Christensen says:

    Sounds amazing. Ryan Florence and I have discussed a potential meet up in Utah. If anyone is interested get at me… merrick.christensen[at]

  2. Matias says:

    Does anyone here live in Toronto?

  3. Faisal Qureshi says:

    +1 Toronto. Matias, msg me on twitter

  4. CBeloch says:

    I would really love to join a meetup, the nearest place would be London for me, but that’s even to far away for just a day. I don’t know how developers are spread in the world, but maybe there could be such a meetup in Germany (not now, but someday)? Cologne, Berlin or Hamburg… just suggestions

  5. fakedarren says:

    @cbeloch: we had ‘hackathons’ in both San Francisco and London last year for just devs - this year, we hope we can squeeze some time in for users to join us. Might be worth the journey for that! I’m planning one in London for late summer.

  6. Yuri says:


    Unfortunately, it has come to light that many so called “members” of the JavaScript community may, in fact, be automata.

  7. Pete Romano says:

    As per the growing numbers of tech and Web companies cropping up in New York City, I’d like to see Silicon Alley represented as well. Any chance of that happening?

  8. Daniel15 says:

    A meetup in Melbourne Australia would be nice :D

  9. Garrick says:

    Goes without saying since I’m a part ofthe BayArea MooTools Meetup group, but I’ll be attending that one. :D

  10. Michelle says:

    Warning: Garrick has failed the automata screening process.

  11. SamGoody says:

    I’ve been working on this Mootools Turing test class.. ;)

    Is there enough of us to arrange a Mootools Meetup in Jerusalem?

  12. michelle says:

    or how about a meetup on mars! shouldn’t be that far for the moo-crowd.

  13. Timothy says:

    Wish there was one on the east coast. NYC maybe.

  14. tr0y says:

    Hope you make it up to the Seattle area sometime, I would definitely attend!

  15. Chris the Developer says:

    Who’s up for a Cape Town, South Africa, meetup? :D

  16. brian bobek says:

    And Chicago! I could bring likely bring 2-4 other folks from my agency.