To build jQuery, you need to have the latest Node.js/npm and git 1.7 or later. Earlier versions might work, but are not supported. For Windows, you have to download and install git and Node.js. OS X users should install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run brew install git to install git, and brew install node to install Node.js. Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build from source if you swing that way. Easy-peasy. Special builds can be created that exclude subsets of jQuery functionality. This allows for smaller custom builds when the builder is certain that those parts of jQuery are not being used. For example, an app that only used JSONP for $.ajax() and did not need to calculate offsets or positions of elements could exclude the offset and ajax/xhr modules. Any module may be excluded except for core, and selector. To exclude a module, pass its path relative to the src folder (without the .js extension). Some example modules that can be excluded are: Note: Excluding Sizzle will also exclude all jQuery selector extensions (such as effects/animatedSelector and css/hiddenVisibleSelectors). The build process shows a message for each dependent module it excludes or includes. As an option, you can set the module name for jQuery's AMD definition. By default, it is set to "jquery", which plays nicely with plugins and third-party libraries, but there may be cases where you'd like to change this. Simply set the "amd" option: For questions or requests regarding custom builds, please start a thread on the Developing jQuery Core section of the forum. Due to the combinatorics and custom nature of these builds, they are not regularly tested in jQuery's unit test process. The non-Sizzle selector engine currently does not pass unit tests because it is missing too much essential functionality.

Agenda & Registration

Advocacy Day—Thursday, July 10th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ballroom 2 & 3

This event provides an opportunity to meet with your Congress or senior staff on Capitol Hill for a discussion of FEW legislative agenda and current issues.  Partiants will gather for an early morning briefing from our Legislative Representative Janet Kopenhaver.

If you participate in the advocacy day you must take annual leave for the day.

Dress:  Business


Celebrating 45 years of Training — Friday, July 11th   6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FEW will cap off the Leadership Summit with a celebratory evening event in honor of our 45th National Training Program (NTP).   At this event we will also honor FEW’s Chapters and Regions for their outstanding accomplishments in support of FEW’s mission during 2013 – 2014 term.

Dress: Business

Cost: $50.00 for members $60.00 for non members


Diversity Event—Friday, July 11th 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom 2 & 3

Attendees at this event will have an opportunity to here from our keynote speaker on current diversity issue. This event promises to be rewarding and inspiring.  Don’t miss out! This is the only ticketed event so be sure to bring your ticket that you should have received in registration materials.

Dress:  Business


Leadership Summit Registration Fees Friday, July 11th 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration for FEW members $25.00 Registration for Non FEW members $25.00 (there is only one fee for the Summit)

*Note: Extra special events tickets may be purchased at the Leadership Summit Registration Desk.

 Topics covered include:

  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Tactical/Strategic/Operational Leadership
  • Leading a Diverse Organization
  • Leading for Effective Impact
  • Creating Your Leadership Action Plan

FEW National Leadership Summit
Sue Webster, Chair
Marion Stevens, Co-Chair