• LiveStream: Building microservices with Node.js, JavaScript in the Cloud

    Hi All, we moved the event because of easter scheduling, but we're back!
    Great talks live, using zoom and youtube, covid friendly format.

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    If you RSVP on meetup you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/BrisJS/) to get the alert and link of the stream going live πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/d81jc3zu

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talks keep BrisJS alive!

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    🧩 Building microservices with Node.js - Ashley Davis - 40m (@ashleydavis)
    Ashley's literally written a book on microservices, so with his help, let's explore what he's learned! He'll take us through why and when to use microservices and how to build a basic microservice with Node.js. In this deep dive we'll see the ins and outs of this approach and how it can become a benefit in your architecture.
    (PS: Ashley will be giving away copies of his book Bootstrapping Microservices!)

    ☁️ JavaScript in the Cloud - Melissa Houghton - 20m (@meliss_houghton)
    A look at all the fun stuff you can do with JavaScript, in the cloud!
    Traditionally, JavaScript is the language of the web, and it still is. But today it's so much more. With the advent of server-side JavaScript and JavaScript support in major cloud platforms, JavaScript's power increased dramatically.
    From building, maintaining, optimising and deploying, the end to end development and delivery process is possible with JavaScript in the cloud.
    Cloud platforms give us the tools, elasticity and scalability to create high performing applications without managing the physical infrastructure.
    Take advantage of the cloud while using a language you already know: JavaScript!

    Lots of opportunity for Q&A through Slido too! Get your thinking caps on and see you on the night!

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    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

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  • Livestream: Load Testing with K6.io, Start your open source project

    Hi All, We're putting the March Meetup in the 2nd week of the month now, as we're trying to align the speakers schedules. Appreciate everyone's patience with the last minute changes. Good news is we have a heap of interest for April speakers which should make it much smoother sailing!

    Yep, we're bringing you all the talks live and loud using zoom and youtube covid friendly format. If you can still contribute a short talk for this event, don't hesitate to reach out right away - the more the merrier.

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    If you RSVP on meetup you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/BrisJS/) to get the alert and link of the stream going live πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/ce8u1z1j

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talk volunteering keeps BrisJS alive!

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    πŸ–– Enjoyable Load Testing with K6.io - Load Testing Developers will Love - Andrei Hawke - 20m (linkedin: andrei-hawke-b9140a14/)
    Funny Things happen at scale. This talk is about how K6.io was adopted and reasons why. Andrei will take us through a walkthrough on some code samples (written in TypeScript) and why they think it's the load testing tool that JavaScript developers should love and learn.

    🧩 How to start your own open source project - 20m (@ashleydavis)
    Even though he's been gearing up for his April talk, Ashley has kindly stepped in to help fill out the lineup with a talk that's great for the new starters - Ashley will be helping us to understand how to start our own open-source project, with a whirlwind tour of how to, Start a Node.js project, get it on GitHub, and publish it on npm!
    We'll look at this through the lens of his latest small open source project: Figit... as he has literally just started Figit this week, you'll be able to watch live as he makes the code open source and publishes it on npm for the first time - history in the making!

    Lots of opportunity for Q&A through Slido too! Get your thinking caps on and see you on the night!

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    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

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  • Livestream: Mobile Apps for Noobs, Service Workers, JS node-red, REST Client

    Welcome friends of JS! We're off and running for 2021!
    While the health directives still don't permit our large social gatherings, we're bringing you all the talks goodness live, using our tried and tested zoom and youtube format.
    Thanks for your patience while I could lock in the best date for our speakers to be available. A huge thanks as always to our 4 speakers (!!!!) for this month, who you can read more about below...

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    If you RSVP on meetup you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/BrisJS/) to get the alert and link of the stream going live πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/jkrzgfed

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talk volunteering keeps BrisJS alive!

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    🌊 Going with the flow, building nodes with JS for node-red - Steven Coochin - 15m (@developersteve)
    Steven gives us a short talk about node-red (open sourced low code/no code) and how it's really handy for prototyping (particularly at hackathons). He'll also show how easy it is to build and deploy nodes to the community. Not only that, he'll be giving us a look at some of the projects he used it for, including some of the TelstraDev joint demos... how it powers his coffee table and even wedding cake!

    πŸ“² Mobile App Development for Noobs using React Native and Expo - Scott Bolland - 20m (GH: uqsbolla)
    This talk is for those interested in learning more about mobile app development using Javascript and React. Scott will be providing a cook's tour of React Native and Expo, and diving into some of his favourite online resources and tutorials, that can get you writing and deploying your own quite sophisticated apps in a number of days.

    ⚑️ REST Client - Ashley Davis - 10m (@ashleydavis75)
    REST Client is a plugin to Visual Studio Code that allows you to define and make REST API request directly from VSCode. This is such a useful tool. It's like Postman (but not as sophisticated) except with the convenience of not having to leave VSCode ...and you can also easily version control your request files and store them in your VSCode project.

    ⭐️ Service Workers (PWAs) - Ameenur Rahman - 20m (linkedin: ameenur-rahman-093a224b)
    A service worker is a script that your browser runs in the background, separate from a web page, opening the door to features that don't need a web page or user interaction. Today, they already include features like push notifications and background sync. The core feature discussed in this talk is the ability to intercept and handle network requests, including programmatically managing a cache of responses.

    Lots of opportunity for Q&A through Slido too! Get your thinking caps on and see you on the night!

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    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

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  • Livestream: How We're Rolling Out DevOps is Dead Wrong, +Lightning talk TBC

    It's the final countdown! Our last BrisJS for the year, and coming to you live using our tried and tested zoom and youtube format. I've been holding on sending out the details for this month as long as i could to get confirmations, but we'll update you as new lightning talks may join the roster. This months featured talk is a long time coming but i'm so excited it's finally here... A huge thanks to our speaker volunteer Dallas Clark for this month! Find out more about the talk below...

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    If you RSVP on meetup you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/BrisJS/) to get the alert and link of the stream going live πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/u45kfwhw

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talk volunteering keeps BrisJS alive! Talks start up again in Feb 2021 :-)

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    πŸ’€ How We're Rolling Out DevOps is Dead Wrong - Dallas Clark - 25m (@dallasclark)
    In his own words, "I've seen a number of organisations/teams rollout 'DevOps' and miss the main necessary characteristics of the movement."... and if you've experienced it done right or wrong in the past you can definitely understand his dismay. Dallas will be taking us through what problems existed in the past (and present!), common pitfalls during rollout and how DevOps resolves these issues when done RIGHT.
    Lots of opportunity for Q&A through Slido too! Get your thinking caps on!

    Still to be confirmed...
    Lighting talk:
    ⚑️ How to get your first job as a developer while being a student from another country?

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    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

  • Livestream: Futuristic state management with GraphQL, Apollo and Magic!

    Hi folks! Here's another online BrisJS broadcast using zoom and youtube! It's been a really quiet month again for volunteers so i have to extend a huge thanks to our single speaker for this month! Find out more about the talk below...

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    If you RSVP on meetup you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/BrisJS/) to get the alert and link of the stream going live πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/8u5n5wma

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talk volunteering keeps BrisJS alive! December is the last opportunity till Feb 2021 :-)

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    Futuristic state management with GraphQL, Apollo and magic - Tom Quirk - 25m (@tom__quirk)

    You may have heard of Redux, Vuex, or Mobx? Yeah, but that's so 2019! In this livestreamed talk, Tom Quirk will take us through how GitLab leverages Apollo (and a bit of magic) to manage and interact with client-side state using GraphQL queries. Check it out, with the opportunity to ask lots of Q&A :-)

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    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

  • Livestream: Hiring Junior React Engineers

    Online event

    Hi folks! Here's another online BrisJS broadcast using zoom and youtube! It's been a really quiet month again for volunteers so i have to extend a huge thanks to our single speaker for this month! Find out more about the talk below...

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    If you RSVP on meetup you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel (https://youtube.com/c/BrisJS/) to get the alert and link of the stream going live πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/mf19jolv

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talk volunteering keeps BrisJS alive!

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    Hiring Junior React Engineers - Andrei Hawke - 25m
    [Head of System Engineering at Search365] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrei-hawke-b9140a14/)

    As we all know, that very first job can be the hardest to secure! As it would happen though, Andrei would like to talk a little about how the experience of hiring junior engineers has been at their organisation, and can provide some insightful hints surrounding the common challenges:
    Starting with why their organisation chooses juniors, some tips around the hiring process, and some tips that Andrei feels would help those looking for a career in development. Join us for a primer on getting primed for your future role!

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    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

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  • Online: The value of building with a community

    Online event

    Hi folks! Here's another online BrisJS broadcast, thanks to zoom and youtube! It's been a really quiet month for volunteers so i have to extend a huge thanks to our single speaker for this month! Find out more about him below.

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    Just RSVP and you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/vp1hbo1a

    I'd be ever so grateful for this wonderful community of ours to get their thinking caps on now and contribute a talk of any length for any of the upcoming meetup monthly events. Your talk volunteering keeps BrisJS alive!

    πŸ› The value of building with a community - Dominic Norton (LinkedIn: dominiconorton, GH: dnorton94) - 25m

    Hackathons have been an integral part of the developer community for almost 20 years. They have been used as a fun way to bring technical people together in a non-pressured environment to create innovative solutions. 20 years later Hackathons are so much more. Thousands of developers and non-developers are coming together to solve the world's toughest problems. In this talk, Dominic shares the secret to maximising value from your next hackathon.

    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

  • Online: Gatsby & Strapi, WebAssembly, Building a query language in TS

    Hi folks! Here's another covid-safe BrisJS broadcast, straight to your eyeballs via youtube! Thanks for our volunteer speakers, you'll be learning and entertained live, with our usual interactive options for Q&A.

    Quick shoutout: Code://Remote is an online conference version of WebDirections Code happening in Sept. This Friday is the last date you can purchase an early bird ticket - if you're keen on a cheaper pass, check out https://webdirections.org/code/ and have a look at the great speakers.

    πŸ“Ή Youtube Livestream of the Virtual Event:
    Just RSVP and you'll see the youtube link on this event page (on the right sidebar!), and you can subscribe to the BrisJS youtube channel πŸ‘

    ❓ Questions/voting and feedback will be gathered using Slido for Q&A:
    https://app.sli.do/event/stfuoo0a

    We still really need more volunteers, so please don't be shy, do get in touch for next month or beyond!

    🧩 WebAssembly, your browsers sandbox - Aaron Powell (@slace) - 30m

    We've been doing web development for 30+ years and in all that time have you ever stopped to think, β€œThis SPA needs more C++”? Well thanks to the power of WebAssembly you can finally bring C, C++, Rust, Go and other high level languages to the browser.
    So does this mean that we can replace our JavaScript with these other languages? Probably not, so what is the role that WebAssembly can play in building web applications? And most importantly, what does it look like as a web developer to try and incorporate these platforms that have traditionally been on the server?
    For this talk, we'll look at some of the fundamentals of WebAssembly, how to incorporate it into our development process and ultimately what it looks like to build an application that uses a mixed development stack.

    πŸ” When to reinvent the wheel? Building your own query language in TypeScript - Ashley Davis (@ashleydavis75) - 15m

    Were you ever unsatisfied enough with an existing framework that you took the completely crazy step of rewriting it?
    Well, that just happened to Ashley Davis. He's just finished rebuilding GraphQL in TypeScript.
    We'll talk about "reinventing the wheel". Why is it considered bad? When is it a good time to reinvent things?
    We'll look at how the new query language was developed and see a demo of it in action!

    πŸ‘· Gatsby & Strapi - Camilo Buitrago (@cebuitragor) - 30m

    We've heard a little about Gatsby last month and we get to dive into how we could use it with Strapi, a headless CMS. Camilo will revise us through how Graphql will become the glue between these parts of the stack and take us through how to set everything up.

    πŸ”† Our zoom pro account is sponsored by PCCW Global.

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    ❓ Why not volunteer to speak next time? We're taking talks anytime! https://brisjs.org/#present for details... or...
    πŸ”Š You can check our Github issues page for upcoming topics: https://github.com/BrisJS/meetups/issues
    πŸ†• Submit a new topic with a template: http://tiny.cc/new-brisjs-talk

    πŸ‘‰ Code of Conduct
    BrisJS is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: https://brisjs.org/#conduct
    We expect everyone to abide by this straight-forward policy to attend in person or interact online.

    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] (or tweet at @brisjs) for any information or future events.

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