2016 Holiday Shenanigans

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Once again we celebrate whatever celebration you choose to celebrate by gathering together. No presentation this month but we will once again attempt to do a white elephant gift exchange. Bring something tech related, wrapped, and we'll draw straws to see who picks first. As people pick, you get a chance to 'steal' from a previously picked gift. Hope to see you all there.

React to the Future

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

So you've gotten your hands dirty with React, or maybe you've been holding off because it doesn't all quite make sense. Perhaps you even attended the previous ABQ Webgeeks React/Redux talk. What's next?

To start, the #3 thing people want to do after "Hello World" and getting some basic Redux stuff going is connect to a database, but how? We'll start this talk by adding persistence to the TodoMVC app we build in the previous talk.

Two Much Angular Momentum

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

After much anticipation, Angular 2 is here. Did the Angular team come up with something spectacular? Will the new release give the framework enough Anuglar momentum to surpass frameworks such as React? See for yourself as I discuss both code and experiences with Angular 2's beta and release candidates.

About the Presenter:
Dylan is the instructor of the Deep Dive Coding bootcamp at CNM. He has been in IT for 17 years and teaching in some capacity for 7 years. He loves JavaScript, PHP, Java, and free beers from WebGeeks attendees.

Caroline's Do's and Don't-s of going Freelance

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

So, you’re going into work day-in, day-out, working for the wo/man, feeling a little too trapped, a little under-stimulated, and getting paid a little-to-little? Catch yourself looking over the picket fence at other jobs and seeing the brown underside of that greener grass? Wondering if shattering that glass bubble and walking out with naught but your scheming brain and your last check would just solve, well, everything?

Making Music with Composer

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Everyone loves package managers. Ruby has one, Node, Redhat.. This month we'll take a look at the PHP Package Manager, Composer and look at how it will help your application development. 

About The Speaker
Mark Casias is one of the coordinators of this fine group. He is a Sr Drupal Developer for Mediacurrent and has a podcast. Also, he likes it when you buy him beer.

July Training: Deep Debugging de Deep Dive Dylan

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 8:30am

Ever wanted to figure out WHAT THE...frigate...is happening with that fff....f-awesome program? Are you a junior developer looking to develop your debug? Are you an experienced developer peering into a new language and its debug toolchain? Join us for a crash course in debug tools and some interactive debug sessions. Come join the fun and find that missing semicolon!

There's No Place Like Home: Working Remotely

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Sometimes your dream job is not in our fair city. But fortunately there are more, wiser companies that understand the benefits of remote workers. This month we will have a panel of people who work from wherever the internet is good, which is most likely right on their couch. Questions will be raised such as: 

  • How do you find a remote job?
  • Skills needed for a remote worker?
  • How long have you been working remotely ?
  • What is the nature of your remote job?
  • Describe your day.
  • and more... 

Our fair panelists include:

Make your site accessible

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Last year, Mediacurrent entered into the Knowabillity Challenge. A challenge to take a non-profit website and make it as accessible as possible. Taking a month to re-design and implement GreyMuzzle.org, we ran into numerous challenges to make a site completely A11y complant. This month we will go into the importance of making your site accessible as well as reviewing some general rules to keep in the back of your mind while designing and developing your next site.


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