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This month we have three amazing speakers, Jake Ginnivan, Julie Grundy and Josh Michielsen!

Join us for the November edition of Fenders, RSVP now spots are limited!

Doors will open at 5:30pm, with presentations starting around 6.00pm. Please arrive prior to 6:00pm to ensure you can gain access to the building.

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This is a very special event, we are lucky to have Josh present before he heads off to live in the UK, and we get a sneak peak at Julie and Jake's conference presentations at OZeWAI ( and YOW! Conference ( You don't want to miss out on this!


JULIE GRUNDY - Accessibility Expert

Updated WCAG version 2.1 For Developers

WCAG 2.1 is here and Julie Grundy is thrilled to finally have some new Success Criteria to play with! The W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG), released 17 new SC in June of this year and version 2.1 is rapidly being adopted as the default standard. Let's take a look at the smaller group of criteria which will affect dev work, with some demo code and examples from real sites.


JAKE GINNIVAN - Tech Lead Seven West Media

What is 'this'? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Have you ever wondered what _this_ actually is, and how it relates to other JavaScript black magic, like prototypes or the _new_ keyword? Many frameworks have been designed to hide you from needing to fully understanding this and many related concepts.

In this session, Jake will dive into all of the above and will also cover how the new ES2015 language features like arrow functions, keywords like let, const and classes with constructor functions which make dealing with _this_ much easier to understand.


Currently - Bankwest Senior DevOps Engineer, soon to be at Condé Nast International, UK as Senior Software Engineer!

Lessons learnt from over 70 interviews in just 5 weeks

5 weeks, 39 unique companies, and over 70 remote interviews. In this talk Josh Michielsen will be sharing some of the lessons he learnt, and mistakes he made while searching for a job in the UK, where he will be departing to on December 1st, 2018.

Josh will present some interesting data on the interviews, discuss what he did right and wrong, the pain points he suffered, what he enjoyed, and finally - offers some advice for hiring managers and job seekers alike.