Lightning Fast Frontends and Reactive Backends (2 talks)

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Dear GSWD peeps,

We're happy to kick off the first Meetup for 2017 which will be held on the 28th February. Kicking off at 18:00 with `Frontend Web Animations at 60fps and CSS Painting` held by Tommaso Villa and then followed by `Introduction to Reactive Systems with Akka` held by Jose Escanciano.

Tommaso will try to illustrate how speed matters even on the frontend when you're trying to achieve butter-smooth animation. In order to achieve this each frame needs to be rendered within 16 milliseconds, thereby achieving the target of 60 frames per second (1/60 = 16.6 ms).

Followed by a refresher and some pizza, we'll proceed with the next topic. Recently there's a huge growth in interest regarding Reactive Systems. Jose Luis will give an introduction to the Reactive principles and what make them interesting when designing Distributed Systems. He will also explain and demonstrate how Akka and Scala can help implementing systems that satisfy those principles.

See you on the 28th! Best,