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April Meetup

SPEAKERS


Rachel Andrew presents...

Web Standards - what are they and why do they matter today?

Rachel Andrew started building websites in 1996. All she needed to learn was a few HTML tags. She is still building websites sixteen years later, but things got pretty complicated between then and now. As a developer during the fabled "browser wars", Rachel remembers how ugly things get when browser vendors and developers alike don't follow open standards.

So what are these standards? Should we be concerned about them today as web designers and developers? Who is shaping the web today and how can we get involved?

Website | Twitter

 

Lee Rickler presents...

Top Ten Essential Elements of a Website

In this presentation, Lee Rickler, Director of Online Development Agency Point and Stare, will take us through his top tips for building a 'proper' online presence. Some parts aesthetic, some parts legal - everything learned from over 16 years industry experience.

Website | Twitter

 

Sam Mason presents...

Git & GitHub 101

Ever wondered what the difference between git and github is? Have you given git a go, but been left feeling confused? In this talk I will go over how to get started with git, explain the key features and why it is the best 'undo button' ever made. I will also be talking about what github is and how you can use it, on your own or with teams.

Website | Twitter

 

Keith Devon presents...

Ten Tips from Four Years of Freelancing

Keith has been freelancing as a web designer and WordPress developer for 4 years. In that time he has gone from fighting for small scraps of work, to working with large agencies and businesses. He loves working with WordPress and is founder of the WordPress London meetup group.

In 4 years of freelancing  he has made all the classic mistakes and hopefully learned from most of them. He will share 10 bits of advice on how to be a successful freelancer.

Website | Twitter

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  • Steve K.

    Magento Enterprise Edition[masked] Improves Your Site Performance Drastically.
    http://goo.gl/h3sqXy

    April 15

  • Sam M.

    Hey all, thanks for all coming tonight. Had a great time speaking, hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Here are the link to my slides from tonight http://maison.io/blog/git-and-github-slides

    3 · April 8, 2013

    • Sam M.

      Thanks Suleiman I believe William will be sending an email around soon with a list of useful links from each of the talks and those 2 are in mine both great resources. Thanks for sharing.

      2 · April 9, 2013

    • William B.

      Will be sending those links out tomorrow :)

      April 9, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Sam's github talk is up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ9tQYR2w6Y

    The rest will be up soon hopefully

    2 · April 9, 2013

    • William B.

      Fantastic work Ross, thanks so much for that

      April 9, 2013

  • Keith D.

    4 · April 8, 2013

    • Aija

      Thanks for sharing your experience, enjoyed your talk. Will check out the Wordpress meetup too! :)

      April 9, 2013

    • Suleiman L.

      Thanks dude

      April 9, 2013

  • Sophie

    Really enjoyed today's event. Kudos to Rachel Andrew for carrying on with a broken elbow... Especially great to hear personal experiences from the speakers. Thanks for organising!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Keith D.

    Well done William! Another great meetup.

    2 · April 8, 2013

  • Aaron

    Great meetup! Fun, casual, informative talks on a variety of topics, Pizza was a nice surprise at the end. Will definitely attend again!

    April 8, 2013

  • Perry

    Will this be recorded? I can't make it tonight but would love to check it out.

    April 8, 2013

    • Ross M.

      No problem - not sure how well it'll handle audio though as I don't have an external mic. Worth a shot to bring it anyway. Shall I get there a bit earlier so you can set it up?

      April 8, 2013

    • William B.

      Yes please Ross. I have just left old Street station so whenever you're ready stop by :)

      April 8, 2013

  • Jamie H.

    Sorry, can't make this tonight due to other commitments

    April 8, 2013

  • Sam M.

    I have taken back my rsvp as Im talking and obviously dont need it so my spot is available if anyone wants it.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am double booked! But would love to see the slides and/or video if possible!

    April 8, 2013

  • Alejandro L.

    Can't make it. Deadline project. Someone on the waiting-list can catch the spot. See you at next one

    April 8, 2013

  • Neil H.

    Apols for the late drop out. I hope it's awesome. If there are any notes / slides from the talks it'd be great to seem em. Best. Neil

    April 8, 2013

  • Suleiman L.

    Do you guys need any help setting up, I'm free a little before if you need the extra hands :)

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • William B.

      Thanks for the offer Suleiman, very kind! We have two volunteers arriving about an hour before the event so we should be fine :) See you there!

      April 8, 2013

  • Danielle

    Would love to go, but no more places :( hopefully next time!

    April 7, 2013

    • Suleiman L.

      Two places popped up if you still want in!

      April 7, 2013

  • John

    Sorry but we are unable to attend. Apologies.

    April 7, 2013

  • terence f.

    Sorry to miss this but a committee meeting has grabbed me.

    April 4, 2013

  • L

    Darn, wish I could go but no spots left! Will there be another similar event soon? Thanks! Nice to meet you all by the way.

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • William B.

      Hi Lee-Tze, welcome to the group :) There are events in both May and June following this one. We may be able to fit one or two more in for this month though so you should be able to RSVP in a second.

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Wendy J.

    Sorry, won't be able to attend after all - I'll be out of the country!

    March 25, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Sounds like a good evening

    March 13, 2013

  • John

    Sound great!

    March 13, 2013

  • Sam C.

    Unfortunately for me, I will be out of the country. This event needs to be recorded! The topics all sound juicy...

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • William B.

      Fantastic idea Sam! I'll ask round if anybody can help. Or maybe a group member knows somebody willing to do this for us?

      1 · March 13, 2013

  • Thereza O.

    Sorry, Can’t make it after all

    March 7, 2013

    • William B.

      That's a shame Thereza. Hopefully you'll be able to attend in the near future :)

      March 13, 2013

  • prisca

    Me too ;)

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Yago

    looking forward to it!

    February 22, 2013

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