We'll be talking about new/exciting things going on in the industry. If you have something you think we should mention, feel free to tweet us @DenverScript (https://twitter.com/denverscript).
6:35pm: Job Announcements
Anyone with a job opening can come up to the front and announce it to the group.
6:45pm: Shorter Presentation(8 - 10min):
Mocking stores and API calls in Jest - Brent Marquez
How to mock a redux store and API calls (i.e. mocking fetch calls) using Jest.
Brent Marquez is a freelance Web Developer - working for clients building React apps.
7pm: Longer Presentation(20 - 30min):
The Art of Code Comments - Sarah Drasner
Commenting code is a more nuanced thing than we give it credit for.
There are a couple of schools of thought on this. One states that if you feel a comment is necessary, you should rewrite it to be more legible. This is true. But it's also not true. In the process of writing a comment, you can often find things that could be written better, but it's not an either/or, for the following reason:
Code can describe how, but it cannot explain why.
There is just not one right way or one reason to write a comment. In this session, we'll dig into some of the many beneficial types of comments that might all serve a different purpose, followed by patterns we might want to avoid. In the process we'll talk about being good teammates, collaborating, and writing the most legible code we can.
Sarah Drasner is an award-winning Speaker, Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. She’s the author of SVG Animations from O’Reilly and has given Frontend Masters workshops on Vue.js and Advanced SVG Animations.
We'll have beer and pizza! We'll also allow people to announce any job opportunities they may have at that time so you can socialize with potential applicants.