Presentations from 2019

Thursday September 26th, 2019 7PM

Alex Tamoykin

Commandeer: Two Nerds in A Garage Building The Next Big Thing

Do you have an idea you would like to build? We did too. After experiencing some developer pain from...

Jon Jandoc

Codechella: How we locked ourselves in a cabin for a week and rebuilt Joymode

When I started at Joymode almost a year and a half ago, I was brought on as their first strictly fro...

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Thursday August 29th, 2019 7PM

Yoni Goldberg

Five Advanced & Shiny Testing Techniques

A year ago I was tasked to test typical Microservices-based project with modern frontend and the tra...

James Hush

How to Sell Testing to Your Team (Without Being a Jerk)

This is a story of how we were able to go from zero automated testing, static analysis, end to end t...

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Thursday July 25th, 2019 7PM

Jacob Lowe

Become a 10x Engineer

Do not burn yourself out. Sitting at my desk, I had an overwhelming feeling doing too much but also ...

Nader Dabit

Curious Cases of GraphQL

As GraphQL moves into the mainstream, the tooling, ecosystem, and services supporting it have grown ...

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Thursday June 27th, 2019 7PM

Gerard O'Neill

Put Some Respek on My Name

This is a talk about all the problems that occur when programmers try to validate and sanitize names...

Angus Perkerson

11 Years of Having No Idea of What I’m Doing

Imposter Syndrome is okay. It’s okay to feel like you don’t know what you’re doing at your job, that...

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Thursday May 30th, 2019 7PM

Forest Toney

A Functional Journey: 2 Years of PureScript in Production

2 years ago we were looking to migrate away from a legacy Angular application. We evaluated React, E...

Forrest Akin

My First Node Module or Refactoring with Forrest

talk idea #1: I was working on a project recently at work and was unhappy with the existing solution...

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Thursday April 25th, 2019 7PM

Ryan Dahl

A secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript built with V8, Rust, and Tokio

Deno is a new command-line program for executing JavaScript and TypeScript built using V8, Rust, and...

Alex Yankouski

Gaming in the Browser (Using Only The Platform)

Sharing his experience of creating his first small game using only WebGL and getting rid of pixi.js ...

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Thursday March 28th, 2019 7PM

Adam Smith

Get Over Yourself

A humbling look into Imposter Syndrome and realizing you’re not the only one. Getting comfortable wi...

Zev Youra

Narrative Visualizations

I recently left Google after ~4.5 years to work on some new projects. Since then, I've been spending...


Thursday February 28th, 2019 7PM

Shawn swyx Wang

JAM Stack: The Total Victory of JavaScript

A lot has happened in the five years since Val Karpov coined the MEAN stack to describe "Full Stack"...

James M Snell

Having fun with HTTP/2 in Node.js

Fun stuff you can do with HTTP/2! Including some best practices and future plans of HTTP2 in Node.

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Thursday January 31st, 2019 7PM

Ben Junya

Becoming a programmer without a CS degree & bootcamp free!

Non-traditional ways of getting into the field of programming and software engineering.

Mike Kerr

From WordPress to React while keeping everyone happy.

Getting my company, FabFitFun, off a monolithic WordPress app and on to React, a change I wanted to ...

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