- Virtual Lunch & Learn: How to Make a Programming Language
- Serverless Microservices with Node.js and AWS
- Web Accessibility Deep Dive / How Do Screen Readers Work
*** In light of COVID-19 this meetup will be virtual via a Zoom Webinar! Please join us @ https://zoom.us/j/342296320 on Monday, March 16th at 7 PM ET. Hello folks! This month we are pleased to have Jeff Jones, Lyndon Dunbbar and Sarah Kinneer from Audioeye to give us a web accessibility deep dive, which includes a demo of how screen readers work. Presentation: CMS platforms like Wix, Weebly, Shopify, Squarespace and more are making website creation easier and more cost-effective for millions of people. But, if not coded correctly, individuals with disabilities may not be able to interact with that web content. Jeff Jones will be discussing the state of digital accessibility in 2020 and why it’s important to design sites with ALL end users in mind. He’ll teach you about the biggest changes you can make to a site to make it accessible to people with disabilities, and demonstrate free accessibility tools web creators may use to make their sites more accessible to users of all abilities. Lyndon Dunbar will demo using a screen reader on an inaccessible site, versus a site that has been remediated, to show how the experience of accessing digital content can be vastly different for someone using an assistive technology. For this presentation, there’s no coding experience required. This is for all levels of website creator. Our tools are safe and completely secure, and we teach you to use them on your site right then and there. Speakers: Jeff Jones is the Vice President of technology at Audioeye He has over 15 years experience launching and growing B2B startups. He specializes in designing and deploying service oriented platforms that utilize open source, web based technologies. He has a passion for enhancing understanding through data and is currently working to build the accessible Internet. Lyndon Dunbar works as a Digital Accessibility Specialist for AudioEye where he performs accessibility testing of client’s websites and mobile apps. Lyndon also provides sales and marketing support through conference attendance and presentations. In his previous experience, Lyndon provided technology training and support to blind and visually impaired employees and clients. Lyndon received his master’s degree in assistive technology from California State University, Northridge and is certified by the IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) as a CPWA (Certified Professional in Web Accessibility). Sarah Kinneer was a special educator for 14 years prior to transitioning into tech. She first discovered a joy for coding while looking for something to challenge a particularly bright student. She attended in 2018 the GA Tech Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp and graduated an A+ average and lead her project group to become finalists in Trilogy’s NextLevel competition. Since graduating, she was featured in the CodePrep Podcast as well as a TV game show called "Get Scripted!". Sarah works as a Junior Implementation Developer at AudioEye, Inc., where she remediates websites for accessibility.
- Creating A More Sustainable Development Team // Frontend Testing
- Hasura, GraphQL and Angular / React VR
- GraphQL / Code Reuse by Three Little Pigs
Hello folks! This month, Matthew Brimmer will give us some Tools, Tips and Tricks for writing GraphQL. Meanwhile, Toby Ho tell a tale about code reuse in the style of a children's book, sort of. Talk 1: Tools, Tips and Tricks for writing GraphQL The GraphQL ecosystem has exploded and an awesome open source community has delivered so many great tools and libraries that make working with GraphQL fun and easy. But with so many options it’s hard to know which ones to use. After a short introduction to GraphQL we are going to go over my favorite tools, tips and tricks to help you work with GraphQL. Some topics we will cover include GraphQL Voyager, GraphQL Composers, GraphQL Data Loaders and more. Matthew Brimmer is a Software Developer from Atlanta, Ga. After Graduating Kennesaw State University with a degree in Biochemistry, he attended DigitalCrafts coding school and has spent the last three years working for companies such as Turner Broadcasting, RentPath, and World50. He has worked as a full stack developer working mainly with React Js, Node Js, GraphQL and React-Native. Talk 2: Three Little Pigs: A Tale of Code Reuse While code reuse is conceptually simple at first sight, the more you dig into it, the more you uncover. Toby will attempt to put it into context with a story told from the perspective of three little pigs: Modes, Templates, and Links. Toby Ho is a co-organizer of the ATL.JS meetup group. He works as an independent software mentor. He sometimes writes or makes videos and shares them on tobyho.com.
- React Hooks
This month Phap Dinh will give us an introduction to React Hooks! React Hooks is a new way to work with state in React applications, and it has taken the React community by storm. Phap Dinh will explain why you'd want to hooks, and what they are, as well as give some code examples to demonstrate their use. Phap Dinh is a self-taught developer who currently works for Tin Roof Software helping to build out applications in React who enjoys to work on open source in my free time.
- Henry Zhu (Babel Core Maintainer) on Open Source and Work-Life Balance
This month we are happy to have Henry Zhu - the only full-time core maintainer of Babel.js (https://babeljs.io/). Henry will speak to us about Babel, what it is like to maintain an open source project, and work-life balance. Henry took a big leap of faith when he quit his job to maintain Babel full time. Since then he has become a big contributor to the open source community, not only in code, but also in the conversations he has started about the nature and sustainability of open source software. Henry blogs at https://www.henryzoo.com and produces the podcasts Maintainers Anonymous (https://maintainersanonymous.com/) and Hope in Source (https://hopeinsource.com/).
- NgRx utility helper and Old solutions to new testing problems
- The Four Principles of Accessibility / How to Make a Programming Language
Welcome JS'ers! This month we are lucky to have Homer Gaines give us an in-depth talk about accessibility. Opening for him will be Toby Ho with an lightning talk to give us a 10,000 foot view of what it means to Make a Programming Language. Main Talk "The Four Principles of Accessibility" is an informative presentation meant to shine a light on the benefits of building inclusive products and explain the four basic principles that serve as the foundation for accessibility. These four areas specifically target areas where users have the most trouble when accessing digital content and provide guidelines for understanding how to think and approach accessibility. Speaker: Homer Gaines is a Front-end Engineer and Certified Accessibility Professional who has helped companies large build inclusive products for the past 19 years.