`git` HODL ETH

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come discover the basics of Ethereum and how to code on the blockain. Plus we have a special surprise and *FREE CAKE* :cake: (Slack emoji available at abqwebgeeks.slack.com)

2018 Show and Tell

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

On tap for this year:

  • Elaine Thomas: Android single page quiz app
  • John Hellier: Data Visualization Using D3.js
  • Sarah Swanson: Hit the ground sprinting: app ignorance to competent testing in 1 week
  • Dylan McDonald: Blocking the blockchain
  • Carlos Marquez: Angular Attack and knightsofnode.com
  • Yvette Johnson-Rodgers: Tales from Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp
  • Gus Liakos: Fractal generative art
  • Brooks Walch: GRITS game
     

Searching for the perfect Search

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Search is hard. We'll talk about two different strategies for incorporating ElasticSearch into your site or webapp. We'll cover Google style crawlers and 
database-driven searches, what led to picking ElasticSearch over Solr, concepts and out experiences incorporating search.

About the Speakers:
Brian Bosh is a developer at Summit Electric Supply who has been programming professionally since 2001. These days he works with Docker, Ruby, ElasticSearch, and a little backend & lot of front end JavaScript.

Docker for Development

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Odds are good that you've heard of Docker. Maybe you're even using it! In fact, if you're using it, maybe this talk isn't for you. Or maybe it is!

Docker does a lot of great things, but one of the nicest things it can do is make it easy to avoid (some of) the mess of setting up development environments.

We'll go through the basics of Docker, and by the end of the talk, you should (hopefully) feel like you know the difference between Docker and VMs, between images and containers, and maybe even have the confidence to go out and try it for yourself!

Assuring "Quality" in Web Development

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Best practices in software development is to test your application over and over, in different ways, to make sure it works for your users. But this conversation isn't about best practices, it's about realistic practices.

Manual, Automated, and their 31 flavors of software testing. What they are, who should do them, and how software developers can incorporate testing the important stuff without descending into testing madness.

About the Speaker

Holiday Shenanigans 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

We're not sure how many years we have been doing this now. It seems this could be the 10th if you count previous iterations of this group. But once again it is that time to celebrate the holiday of your choice with a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring a small gift and we'll put your name in some kind of random generator (probably a hat) and you get to pick a gift. Don't like the gift, you can "steal" a previously picked gift. Don't worry if you are picked first, as first person gets to steal from the lot. It'll be fun!

Build Your Own NPM Packages

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Do you want to speed up your development time in JavaScript? Are you copying and pasting helper methods from one project to another? Why not start writing your own NPM packages to easily include reusable code from one project to another? Learn how in this talk.

About the Speakers:
Jay Renteria and Eric Debelak are developers at 11 Online. They spend much of their time writing in React.

How Do I Talk Even

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Giving talks at events can be hard. It doesn't matter if it's a five-minute Ignite talk, an hour-long conference presentation, or a multi-hour workshop, talks are work. They're also an incredibly way not just to share your knowledge, but to improve yourself and your community. Let's talk about how to get started, and how to make your talk the best it can be.

Secure Messaging

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

With an even more connected world, the need for privacy is growing. This is especially true considering recent events in the political sphere. Come learn how to easily secure your communications and leave with secure apps in hand.
 

About the Speaker:
Dylan is the instructor of the Deep Dive Coding bootcamp at CNM. He has been in IT for 18 years and teaching in some capacity for 8 years. He loves JavaScript, PHP, Java, and free beers from WebGeeks attendees.

 

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