Monthly Front End PDX Meetup

This is a past event

92 people went

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month

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For May we’re doing another ⚡Lightning Talk Night ⚡

For those who aren’t familiar, lightning talks are typically 5-15 minute presentations or demos on something you’ve made or learned or are interested in. They may or may not be technical, they may or may not even have slides. They might show off a proof of concept on CodePen. Or they may simply point at a repo and walk us through some interesting code. Or talk us through a process breakthrough. Or just show us a tool or piece of code or library others should know about. Or maybe you’d like to talk about something the industry would refer to as “soft skills” (we just call them “skills”)—well, we’d love that talk, too.

We’d ideally like to have 4-8 folks lined up to speak. If you might be one of those folks, please let us know. You can contact us through our Meetup page or contact me (Dan) directly at [masked], Christoph at [masked], or hit us up on Slack (

For some examples, when we’ve done this in the past we’ve had a quick demo of an Electron app, an example of using RxJS with Firebase, a solution to a scheduling UI for the web, extending global notifications in an Angular application for animated gif fun times, a quick intro to Create React App, an overview of a specific testing process, and a bunch of other great topics.

Maybe you want to talk about your favorite editor? Or you could talk about how you're using Glitch for prototyping. Or talk about your Webpack config. Or using React Hooks. Or talk about something you’ve learned about front end job searches or interviews. Can you explain Async/Await to us? Or why Flexbox is still handy in a post-Grid browser world? We’d love to hear any of these topics—or whatever else you can come up with.

I’ve said this before, but we’ve talked to hundreds of you over the last few years and know that you’re all full of interesting ideas and doing awesome things—now’s the time to share it with all of us in a short-form, no-pressure setting.

🎪 Event Details

​Food, drinks, and conversation beginning at 6:30. The talk begins around 7:00.

Paid parking is available in the 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.