Join us in downtown Austin! This month's meetup will be hosted at the Galvanize (http://www.galvanize.com/campuses/austin-2nd-street-district/) campus in the 2nd street district.
There will be plenty of food, drinks and enlightenment. We'll be migrating over to the Gingerman (http://thegingerman.com/austin/) for an informal social event after the night's talks. This month's lineup is:
Charles Lowell - The Wheel of Type (~40mins)
Every time we use even the simplest values in our components, we re-invent the fundamental laws of computation without even knowing it. Over and over, we weave the same networks of meaning from the properties of our objects, even though they have the same shape and again and again reveal the same patterns. And to what end? For what reason do we trudge upwards along the same hill other than to follow the wagon ruts of tradition. >>We'll stop for awhile by the roadside.
We'll reflect on this problem that most of us don't know we even have, and we may find that relief to this endless toil was with us the entire time.
Charles has been delivering bullet-proof software for over 18 years. An avid contributor to open source, he founded the Frontside in 2005 to help businesses deliver game-changing user interfaces to their customers. Also, he really, really, really, really likes to code. Really.
Don't forget to thank our wonderful sponsors!
We'd like to give a big hug to our venue sponsor, Galvanize (http://www.galvanize.com/campuses/austin-2nd-street-district/), for hooking us up with a super sweet downtown location. We're incredibly excited about the space!
There is a paid garage in the Galvanize building that has reasonable prices after hours. We also recommend taking public transit, looking for street parking, parking in the surface lot at Guadalupe and 3rd or using the City Hall or Violet Crown parking garages.
How to find us in the Galvanize building
Take the elevator to the second floor to check in at the front desk. They will direct you to the correct lecture space.
We'd love to hear from you!
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