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, 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.

Reacting to this Javascript trend

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

So a little company with an inconsequential social media website (Facebook) builds their own client-side JavaScript framework (React.js) and releases it to the public. What ensues is the biggest upheaval of the JavaScript world since... jQuery? VBScript died? Microsoft finally stopped supporting IE6?

Getting to know Google Tag Manager

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am


A Tag Management System (TMS) like Google’s free Tag Manager (GTM) puts marketers in control of marketing technology by easing deployment of analytics and advertising tags. GTM reduces reliance on development resources for websites and apps and speeds up the site by firing only needed tags through Rules or Triggers. Empirical Path’s Peter Howley will train marketers and technologists alike to migrate and enhance tags, share key user actions and traits across vendors, and save time and resources.

2015 Holiday Shenanigans

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come join us for our $i++ holiday shing ding where there is no presentation, but just a good time had by all. We will once again be doing the white elephant gift exchange, if you are into that sort of thing. Rules are simple, bring a gift, of the geeky nature, and at some point in the evening we'll draw numbers. You have the option of picking a gift or stealing the someone elses gift. At the end of it all, the person first picked gets to steal the coolest gift of the night. Short story long, you win if you're picked first.

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Automate All the Things with Grunt

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

JavaScript task runners like Grunt and Gulp save web developers tons of time by allowing automation of mundane development-related tasks. Learn how to speed up development time and get more time back in your day using a task runner like Grunt.

About the Speaker: Formerly an engineer in the Bay Area at Google and Hewlett-Packard, Sheelah is an independent web developer and designer here in Albuquerque. She loves spending her downtime hiking in the mountains with her husband and dog.

How Not to Take Money (A Cautionary Tale)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:30pm

Billing seems super simple a-priori - you have an awesome startup selling cat-pics on Twitter.  $0.30 / pic - what a bargain.  But then your excellent marketing team does some market analysis and sees that CPaaS is a thing and a monthly product makes sense - $5/mo for unlimited cat pics.  Also, some variety of promotions make sense - $3 for the first month and $5 from there-out. And users are joining mid-month and pro-rating should be a thing.  Also, those promotions need to expire after a month.

Navigating Your Git Repository

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:30pm

You can git pull, merge, and even force-push with the best of them, but what’s really going on in that .git folder? What’s a commit, and how does it know where it came from? What does checking out a tag have to do with detaching your head, and why does rebase mess things up so thoroughly? In this talk, we’ll get inside individual commits and learn to push them around, then zoom out to the whole repository. Come find out how Git’s glorified game of Connect-the-Dots can improve the development workflow and collaboration opportunities for your whole team!

Express Yourself with Node.JS

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
JavaScript has come a long way since being used solely for drop-down menus and annoying pop-ups.
"Node.js® is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices."
We’ll explore what all of this means by using Express.js, a web framework for Node.js by building the “15-minute” blog, touching on Express.js’s middleware  concept and well as some of the building blocks of Node.js including NPM.


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