Past Meetup

AI in JS, Jest custom runners, Design hackin devs, Node Memory, A community home

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Every 1st Monday of the month

A&G Meeting Spaces

Level 6 Toowong Tower, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong · Brisbane

How to find us

Gather at the Gallery Level Lift area for pickup by security or Dev (0412 974 666)

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WOW! This BrisJS we have a huge speaker lineup! November is heating up and the talks are on fire! Thanks to an international volunteer, as well as amazing previews of conference topics, lightning talks, and incredible thought leaders of the NodeGirls scene, we have some cracking content to hear!

Join us and partake in pizza and drinks from our sponsors while networking with your peers.

⏱ Schedule:
6:15 PM - Arrive & mingle - wait at Gallery Level elevators for security to let you up (same level as the train station)
6:30 PM - Welcome & introductions by Kevin Vanderbeken
6:45 PM - Talks begin…

⚡️AI in JS - Sandra Arato (@SandraArato) - 20min
If you ever wondered about what neural networks and learning agents might do, and how they will solve the biggest problems humanity face, then you probably will need more than 20 minutes to fully appreciate the depth of data science. But each large project starts with a prototype, and for each big problem there is a scaled solution. In this talk, we take the baby steps to incorporate AI into your projects, and those steps are written in Javascript.

🖖Pushing the limits of memory in Node.js - Ashley Davis (ashleydavis75) - 10min
Node.js has memory limitations that you can hit quite easily in production. You'll know this if you ever tried to load a large data file into your Node.js application. But where exactly are the limits of memory in Node.js? In this short talk we'll push Node.js to it's limits and find out where those limits are. We'll also cover some practical techniques you can use to work around the memory limitations and get your data to fit into memory.

Pizza thanks to PCCW Global and Alcorn group! Drinks thanks to Just Digital People :-)

🔬Jest Beyond Tests - Simen Bekkhus (@SBekkhus) - 20min
More and more people are using Jest to run their JavaScript tests, but did you know it can also be used to run your linter and your compiler? Jest can even be used to run your tests written with Mocha or Python! This talk will explore how you can use Jest, or its individual parts, for more than just running your tests.

💫Design hacks for developers - Jamie Larchin (@jamielarchin__) - 10min
Would you consider yourself reasonably ‘design savvy’? Jamie gets to design and build awesome user experiences across really cool products and will be taking you through how she observes and reasons about design - this thinking became something she couldn't "un-see". If you’re interested in adding some design hacks to your developer toolbox, come and have some nerdy fun discussing all things web and design.

🏠How did the community help me find my next home? - Armagan Ersoz (@broccolinisoup) - 20min
Armagan currently works at RedEye Apps as a Front End Developer and enjoys developing web-based systems with JS. She is also an organiser of Muses CodeJS (ex NodeGirls) Brisbane. In this talk, Armagan will talk about the importance of communities and how communities help her find her next home (RedEye Apps) ❤️


❓Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're talking talks for Dec and Feb! Have you got something to say? Submit your talk today!

Also check our github issues page for upcoming topics or make requests.

👉 Code of Conduct
BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at:

👉 Accessibility
The upper and lower car parks in Toowong Tower are open until 10:30 at night, leaving plenty of time for you to leave after the event. BrisJS is wheelchair accessible from the taxi rank, car parks and train station, but please note the train station is only wheelchair accessible via the street after the centre closes at 9pm.

Please get in touch for presenting your insightful discoveries in the rapidly developing frontend or backend javascript world.

You're also welcome to get in touch with me at [masked] for any information.