• ⚡ Virtual Lightning Talk Night ⚡

    Online event

    ** This will be a virtual meetup. We'll be using Zoom for teleconference. **

    Presented by YOU!

    Let's get together to talk about what's on our minds! Come prepared to start a casual conversation or short presentation about something you've been interested in lately.

    Here are a few example topics:
    - A new CSS feature
    - A framework or SDK you've used in a project
    - Tips for advancing your career

    We'll keep topics around 5 or 10 minutes long, so we can get though everyone's topics.

  • ⚡ Virtual Lightning Talk Night ⚡

    Online event

    ** This will be a virtual meetup. We'll be using Zoom for teleconference. **

    Presented by YOU!

    Let's get together to talk about what's on our minds! Come prepared to start a casual conversation or short presentation about something you've been interested in lately.

    Here are a few example topics:
    - A new CSS feature
    - A framework or SDK you've used in a project
    - Tips for advancing your career

    We'll keep topics around 5 or 10 minutes long, so we can get though everyone's topics. A projector will be setup if you would like to use it, but don't feel like you have to prepare something.

  • ⚡ Lightning Talk Night ⚡

    Mid-State Technical College

    ** We're gathering at Mid-State Technical College's Stevens Point Campus in Room 117 **

    Presented by YOU!

    Let's get together to talk about what's on our minds! Come prepared to start a casual conversation or short presentation about something you've been interested in lately.

    Here are a few example topics:
    - A new CSS feature
    - A framework or SDK you've used in a project
    - Tips for advancing your career

    We'll keep topics around 5 or 10 minutes long, so we can get though everyone's topics. A projector will be setup if you would like to use it, but don't feel like you have to prepare something.

    Food and drink will _not_ be served at this event. Please do _not_ bring alcoholic drinks. If we have a group interested, we can migrate to Guu's On Main after we're wrapped up with presentations.

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  • 🎉 Holiday Hangout 🎉

    Central Waters Brewing Co.

    Join us for our annual social event! This year we're thankful to have our Holiday Hangout sponsored by Ki Mobility, allowing us to book the private room at Central Waters in Amherst!

    This event is an opportunity to not only have a good time with your colleagues and friends, but also to get connected with local experts on mobile, web, the cloud and more!

    There is no formal presentation for this meetup, but we encourage you to participate in Open Spaces where you're free to participate, or lead topical discussions about technology, the community, the group, etc. If you would just like to sit and listen or like to engage, it's up to you. Come when you can, stay as long as you'd like, feel free to roam, and bring an industry friend or 3 - the more tech-heads, the merrier!

    We're also excited to facilitate a food drive for our friends Mid-State Technical College! Mid-State has a food pantry setup for students who are in need of a little extra help, and we all know things can get especially tight around the holidays. Please bring non-perishable food items and we'll collect and deliver them to Mid-State.

    Don't forget, we'll be meeting at Central Waters, not at the IDEA Center.

    Thanks again to Ki Mobility for sponsoring! They are hiring, so please take a look at their career listings! If you're interested about applying, or learning more about what Ki does, make sure to talk to Daniel Packard during the hangout.

    https://www.kimobility.com/careers

  • Build Better APIs with GraphQL

    IDEA Center

    Presented by Jack Smith

    Have you ever made a request to an API that returns 20 data points to get the one value you needed?

    Have you built pages that needed to make 10+ HTTP requests just to render correctly?

    Have you ever resorted to scanning through your backend code to figure out how to call an API because the docs are out of date or non-existent?

    GraphQL is an insanely powerful technology that can painlessly solve these problems and many more. We will explore how GraphQL works under the hood and see how we can leverage it to reduce headaches and ship on time.

    Food and drink will _not_ be served at this event. You are welcome to bring drinks for yourself or to share with others (alcohol is permitted).

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  • 🎃 Hacktoberfest 2019 🎃

    IDEA Center

    Hacktoberfest 2019 is here, so let's get together and contribute to the open source community! Bring your laptop and get ready to write some code!

    DigitalOcean and Dev.to sponsor Hacktoberfest every October to promote meaningful contributions to the open source ecosystem — for beginners and veterans alike. There are so many open source projects that we depend on every day that have issues that need to be resolved.

    We'll do a quick overview of open source and how it works, and we'll help anyone get started if they've never contributed to a project before. We encourage everyone to come regardless of skill level!

    If you can't think of a project you want to contribute to right now, that's okay. We'll show you how to easily find issues on GitHub marked as "need help", or "hacktoberfest", or "good first issue".

    Hacktoberfest is giving away t-shirts to the first 50,000 contributors who have four pull requests merged into a public repository!

    At the end of the day, we'll spend some time showing the group what we've worked on.

    We hope to see you there!

    Find out more at the Hacktoberfest site:
    https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/

    Please read our Events Code of Conduct (http://do.co/hacktoberconduct) before attending. Happy Hacking!

  • ⚡ Lightning Talk Night ⚡

    IDEA Center

    Presented by YOU!

    Let's get together at the IDEA Center to talk about what's on our minds! A lot of us will be fresh from the Central Wisconsin IT Conference, so we should have quite a bit to talk about! Come prepared to start a casual conversation or short presentation about something you've been interested in lately.

    Here are a few example topics:
    - A new CSS feature
    - A framework or SDK you've used in a project
    - Tips for advancing your career

    We'll keep topics around 5 or 10 minutes long, so we can get though everyone's topics. A projector will be setup if you would like to use it, but don't feel like you have to prepare something.

    Food and drink will _not_ be served at this event. You are welcome to bring drinks for yourself or to share with others (alcohol is permitted).

  • Seeing the World in 3D: Realsense, Point Cloud Library, 3D Reconstruction 101

    Intro to 3D depth sensors like the Intel RealSense camera, open source libraries for processing 3D data like Point Cloud Library and Open3D, and live demos

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  • 🛠️ Dev Toolboxes: Linqpad, The .NET Developer's Playground

    Sponsored By: Renaissance Learning

    Presented by Josiah Bradbury

    We all have our own toolboxes, that bin of applications, processes, and mindsets that we use on our day to day basis. Josiah will be showing one that he has been using for a few years now, Linqpad. It presents itself as the .NET Developer's playground and it really hits the mark!

    After the presentation will be an open discussion about the tools we all use! Bring your own machine and show off your tools as well!

    Pizza and soda will be served at this event. You are welcome to bring alcoholic drinks for yourself or to share with others.

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