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Monthly Front End PDX Meetup
We’ve got three speakers for August, all aiming at about the 15-minute mark with their talks. Here are the details: 👾 Eric Crowder will showcase GatsbyJS, a popular React-based static site generator. We will discuss what static site generators are, use cases including headless CMS, JAMstack, e-commerce and other info. Also, we will walk through a small JAMstack application to demonstrate Gatsby's major features and abilities. Eric is a software engineer at Cascade Energy in Portland, Oregon. He specializes in front-end web development and enjoys working with the latest tools to build solutions. He is also an avid trail runner and spends a lot of time in Forest Park and trails throughout the PNW. 🐑 Joe Karasek will present a talk called “Integrating Testing and Linting into the Development Workflow.” Supportive tools such as testing and linting hold the potential to make us better programmers and better teammates, and to significantly reduce the amount of time we spend fixing bugs. However, when deadlines loom and project managers crack the whip, these tools are often ignored or forgotten. This talk discusses the various ways in which testing and linting can be integrated into the Git workflow, maps the costs and benefits of various approaches we’ve explored at Basalt, and illuminates the logic of our decision to integrate mandatory tests and lints as a development team. A full-stack web developer with a passion for learning, Joe brings his strong collaborative spirit and a sense of craftsmanship to every team and project. Joe is a developer at Basalt, an agency that specializes in Design Systems, where he has worked with clients such as Cambia Health Solutions, Pega, and AAAS (Science Magazine). His skills and interests span front-end development (css, html, javascript), back-end systems (node and php), tooling (CI/CD, testing, tooling) and project management (organization, communication, leadership). ⚗️ Kyle Rosse has recently been working a lot with ReactVR, Three.js, and WebGL and is going to bring some of that experience to us to talk about 3D in the browser and the future of WebVR. (More info on talk and speaker to come.) Event Details ​Food, drinks, and conversation beginning at 6:30. The talk begins around 7:00. Parking is available in the paid parking lot directly across the street from the Connective DX office on Pettygrove. There are also bike racks available just inside the entrance to the building.

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We like front end web development and so do you. Every third Tuesday of the month at the NW offices of Connective DX, we'll host curated presentations, workshops, or Bring Your Own Project nights focused on all things front end. Join us to learn about HTML, CSS/preprocessors, JavaScript, accessibility, development workflows, or the many other acronyms, software, and tools we use everyday.

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