• Jackson Area Web & App Developers May 2019 Meetup

    SharedTechSpace

    LOCATION: SharedTechSpace Sponsors: SmartzWeb Want to sponsor? Read our sponsorship info here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VwD0XnjPAWsTN5RwpyIkywXiMHrYB3my5zO0iB_ydz8/edit?usp=sharing Check out our website: https://jacksondevs.tech/ Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:00 - 7:30 J.C. Hiatt - Fault Tolerance in React 🔥 Fault tolerance is the property that enables a system to continue operating properly in the event of the failure of some (one or more faults within) of its components. What this mean for our React applications? Error Boundaries are how we increase fault tolerance in React applications. In this talk, you'll learn all about Error Boundaries in React, including how to write them and use them appropriately. -------- 7:30 - 8:00 Ryan Malinowski (Prolific Fitness App) - building a mobile app & current roadblocks facing the app. Ryan Malinowski is a non-technical founder who recently built a mobile app for iOS & Android (with a close developer friend who lives overseas). Ryan wants to find a technical co-founder who is based more locally in the US & is looking for experienced insight from developers in regards to doing so with the application in its early stages (functioning MVP w/ small paying user base). Ryan holds most of his experience on the marketing side, having previously led the marketing team for an Inc 5000 (digital marketing, SEO/SEM, Analytics, etc). The past few years, Ryan has spent time playing professional ice hockey overseas in Europe & spends the entire off season living in Hattiesburg. The meetup discussion will cover the origins of why the app was built (what purpose does it serve?), some of the challenges faced in building the app, & the biggest roadblocks the app is now facing currently. -------- Wanna speak next month? Get in touch! Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us!

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  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers March 2019 Meetup

    SharedTechSpace

    LOCATION: SharedTechSpace Sponsors: None yet! Want to sponsor? Read our sponsorship info here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VwD0XnjPAWsTN5RwpyIkywXiMHrYB3my5zO0iB_ydz8/edit?usp=sharing Check out our website: https://jacksondevs.tech/ Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:00 - 7:30 Sam Johnson - Easy stuff you already know #2: Request/Response, How the Web Works -------- 7:30 - 8:00 Wesley Welch - Machine Learning in Python - Lessons Learned Building a Hate Speech Detector -------- Wanna speak next month? Get in touch! Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us!

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  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers February 2019 Meetup

    LOCATION: SharedTechSpace Check out our website: https://jacksondevs.tech/ Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:00 - 7:30 Mississippi Coding Academies - https://mscoding.org/ Javier Peraza and Bryce Mullican will share a bit about what's going on at the academy, and a few of the students from the MS Coding Academy will demonstrate some of the things they've been learning. -------- 7:30 - 8:00 J.C. Hiatt - Intro to React Hooks + React Q&A We'll use React 16.8's new Hooks implementation to create shared component logic. Afterward, there will be a Q&A for any React-related questions you've had. -------- Sponsored by [Innovate Mississippi](https://www.innovate.ms/) and [SmartzWeb](https://www.smartzweb.com/) Wanna speak next month? Get in touch! Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us!

  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers October 2018 Meetup

    LOCATION: Coalesce (2811, 109 N State St, Jackson, MS 39201) Check out our website: developers.ms Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:00 - 7:30 Agusta Callaway Intro to Cambria Solutions Agusta Callaway will provide a company overview, highlighting how Cambria works to transform the way MS state agencies do IT. Chris Freeman will provide a chat bot demo. Kristen Cater will speak to recruiting opportunities. -------- 7:30 - 8:00 Why Government IT? - Q&A led by Cambria Solutions We’ll explore the need, opportunities & possibilities of improving government IT delivery, highlighting 18F – the federal digital service & Code for America. How can we make an impact in Mississippi? -------- Wanna speak next month? Get in touch! Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us! Sponsored by Cambria Solutions and DevLifts

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  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers FALL HACKATHON

    Trinity Apparel

    The goal is simple: build the best possible app in 4 hours. Topic can be anything you want. Design can also be anything you want. Every team will present what they built at the end, and everyone will vote for the best one. Winner will get a $50 Amazon gift card! SCHEDULE --------------- 6:00 - 6:15 - Socialize, grab some pizza 6:15 - 6:30 - Introduction, pitches (1 minute each) 6:30 - 10:30 - Hack away! 10:30 - 11:00 - Presentations (5 minutes each), voting Pizza and drinks provided. Want to sponsor this event? Let us know!

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  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers August 2018 Meetup

    LOCATION: Coalesce (2811, 109 N State St, Jackson, MS 39201) Check out our website: Developers.ms Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:15 - 7:45 J.C. Hiatt State Architecture in React This talk will explain how to manage state in React, as well as an architecture J.C. has been using at his company that has been working well for them. -------- 7:45 - 8:30 Sam Johnson Getting to know the command line -------- Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us! If you'd like to sponsor, contact [masked]

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  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers May 2018 Meetup

    USLegalForms, Inc.

    LOCATION: USLegalForms (3720 Flowood Drive, Flowood, MS 39232) Check out our website: Developers.ms Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:15 - 7:45 J.C. Hiatt Software Consultant - Hiatt Consulting (https://jchiatt.com/) Lightning Talk: CSS Grid Layout Basics CSS Grid Layout is the most powerful layout system available in CSS. It is a 2-dimensional system, meaning it can handle both columns and rows, unlike flexbox which is largely a 1-dimensional system. You work with Grid Layout by applying CSS rules both to a parent element (which becomes the Grid Container) and to that elements children (which become Grid Items). -------- 7:45 - 8:30 Nader Dabit Developer Advocate - Amazon GraphQL GraphQL is a query language designed to build client applications by providing an intuitive and flexible syntax and system for describing their data requirements and interactions. -------- Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us! Sponsored by Web Care 360

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  • Jackson Area Web & App Developers February 2018 Meetup

    Mantle Coworking

    Check out our website: Developers.ms Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro. announcements, and general discussion -------- 7:15 - 7:45 Harper Maddox CTO - Edge Theory (http://edgetheory.com/) Ruby on Rails Rails is a web application framework designed to work with the Ruby programming language. Rails is used by many technology companies including Groupon, Shopify, Airbnb to name a few. In this talk, Harper will discus the advantages and disadvantages of using Ruby on Rails, and give an introduction on how to get started using the framework to begin building web applications and APIs. -------- Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us! Sponsored by J.C. HIatt & Coalesce

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  • Jackson Devs October Meetup

    Mantle Coworking

    Check out our website: Developers.ms Get updates on Twitter: @jacksondevs -------- 6:30 pm: Complimentary drinks, food, beer and socializing 7:00 pm: Intro & announcements -------- 7:05 - 7:35 Joe Buza Introduction to Blockchain Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. The first main and well known use case of this tech was for the creation and secure distribution of cryptocurrency, but the technology itself has multiple applications. In this talk, Joe will give us an overview of what Blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it can be applied. -------- 7:45 - 8:15 Nader Dabit Intro to modern front end development The world of front end development has become exponentially more complex over the past 5 or so years, and with this increase in complexity comes a larger barrier to entry for newcomers into software / application / and web development. In this talk, I will do my best to cover what I would have liked to know when just getting started, discuss the tools necessary to get into front end development, and will give quick overviews of each piece of technology as we discuss them. I will also be taking questions as I am going through the talk. -------- 8:20 - 8:30 Christopher Lomax Mantle Labs Startup Studio If you haven't yet heard of venture-builders – also called tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios – let me introduce them to you: They're organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources. Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don't take any applications, nor do they run any sort of competitive program that culminates in a Demo Day. Instead, they pull business ideas from within their own network of resources and assign internal teams to develop them (engineers, advisors, business developers, sales managers, etc.). Mantle.Labs will be a startup studio funded by Freshwater Fund. A startup studio that features two teams of front end developers on salary, one iOS and one Web, including a COO, CTO, CMO, as well as a set of front end designers and a set of back end engineers. -------- Call[masked] if you have any issues finding us! Sponsored by Good & Mantle