• It's Testing Time

    Vend HQ

    This month we'll be at Vend chatting about this important chunk of the development journey - testing. Linda van Zyl (Xero) will talk about session and explorative testing, and James Espie (PushPay) will share an intro to Postman (API testing). ---- Schedule 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 6.40: Linda 6.50 - 7.10: James 7.10 - 7.30: Q&A 7.30 - 7.45: Networking ---- A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Vend for venue and Movio for catering! ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • Contain(erise) your excitement!

    Xero

    We've all heard the words but what do they mean? Join us for for our first meetup of the year, with wisdoms from Sana Oshika (Hapara) and Don Smith (Dev Academy) talking about the two biggest containerisation technologies out there - Docker and Kubernetes! ---- Schedule 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 6.40: Don - Docker[masked] - 7.10: Sana - Kubernetes Intro 7.10 - 7.30: Q&A 7.30 - 7.45: Networking --- Don Talk Topic --- We're going to begin this evenings festivities with a discussion of Docker. Docker is an evolution on virtualisation technology that you may be familiar with in the area of virtual machines, a technology that in my opinion has revolutionised computing as we know it. Docker now represents a prominent role in application infrastructure, where our applications run in their various environments, and is supported by all of the major cloud providers. Historically it has been difficult to maintain our applications across various environments because of their, sometimes subtle, differences. Docker's promise is to reconcile these differences by allowing us to use the exact same environment across development, staging and production - and it really delivers. Tonight we will talk about the Docker fundamentals and some ways we can use it as developers and technologists. This talk will change the way you use your computer. --- --- Sana Talk Topic --- Introduction to Kubernetes What is Kubernetes, and why is it useful? What does using it entail? What on earth is a pod or a controller or a service? If you find Kubernetes to be a world of confusing DevOps jargon, come to this session to find out what exactly Kubernetes is, and how it can be used as a platform for your projects. --- A massive thanks to our sponsor for this event: Xero for venue and catering! This meetup will be hosted in Xero's brand new Rewired space. Come up to Level 2 and follow the signs into the space. NOTE: There is another meetup happening at Xero at the same time in a different space. Please follow signs for JuniorDev! For free parking, park on side streets near the Rose Garden, otherwise short term paid street parking is available around the building. ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • Career Planning and You!

    Vista Entertainment Solutions

    Join us for a talk from Alex Corkin The last portion of the evening will be in your hands! We'll open up the floor to the audience to talk about projects you're working on that you may need help with, pitch ideas for new projects, or just anything else you want to share with the group. ---- Schedule 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 6.50: Alex Corkin 6.50 - 7.10: Q&A 7.10 - 7.30: Audience pitches 7.30 - 7.45: Networking --- Alex Corkin Talk Topic --- It's the end of the semester and you're graduating. It's the end of your first year on the job. You're three years in and you're wondering when you're going to "arrive". When does it start? It's easy to get so lost in the code early on that you never stop to lift your head and look to your future. Should you be headed somewhere by now? How do you map out your journey? Slow down for a second and lift your head, we'll talk about role agnostic career planning and progression, and I'll show you how I do it and how you can take that knowledge and apply it to your own plans. At the end of this session, you'll know the following: * How to prioritize what things in life you want to plan for (i.e what's important to you, personally and professionally). * How to actually draft a plan, and validate it with people who can help you with sage wisdom. * How to maintain that plan, be flexible, and get 1% closer to your goals every day. --- A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Vista for venue and catering! Vista Parking at Rear: Enter Burton St, turn left onto Madeira Place, then turn right onto Madeira Lane. Drive straight ahead and veer left on to the ground level car park. Take the path around the left hand side of the building and enter through the main doors on Khyber Pass Road. ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

  • Dealing with tech debt and pragmatic programming!

    It's time for another technical focused meetup. This time we'll have two speakers! Jenny Lee from Xero will chat about how to handle tech debt. Then, Andrew Spencer from Solnet will take us on an adventure into Pragmatic Programming. Subjects may include: Working in a team, Design by Contract, Prototyping, Code generators, Software maintenance and others. ---- Schedule 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 6.40: Jenny Lee 6.40 - 7.30: Andrew Spencer 7.30 - 7.45: Networking A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Xero for venue! Vend for catering! ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • I can code, but what do I specialise as?! : A panel discussion

    Join us at the brand new Dev Academy space, where we'll hear from a panel of speakers from different career tracks in the coding space! Our awesome panel will have: - Raghu Kasturi - Frontend Engineer from Movio - Morris Nye - Test Automation Engineer from Gentrack - Duck Lawn - Site Reliability Engineer from Pushpay - Alistair Bush - Backend Dev from Xero - Karen Panoedjoe - Embedded Engineer from Rocket Lab ---- Schedule 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 7.20: Panel discussion and Q&A 7.20 - 7.30: Audience pitches/requests for help 7.30 - 8.00: Networking A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Enspiral Dev Academy as a venue sponsor! Xero for catering! ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • Is React Magic? And how do I build an iOS app?

    Join us at Movio, where we'll hear Kirk from Xero, and Rohit from Trail Software! 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 6.35: Rohit shares the story of his first iOS App 6.35 - 7.15: Kirk teaches us about React 7.15 - 7.30: Audience pitches/requests for help 7.30 - 8.00: Networking A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Movio as a venue sponsor! Propellerhead for catering! ---- By day, Kirk is a frontend engineer at Xero building tiny bits of content that go into bigger bits of content for your local internet box. Also by day, he is a graduate team lead building up the next lot of code magicians. By night, he does other stuff probably. All the hip cool companies seem to be using React now. But what even is it? Is it magic?? Why is there HTML in my JavaScript? Come learn how React and the tools around it work under the hood (it's not magic). ---- Rohit is a senior Software developer for Trail Software. At Trail, they deliver next generation software to Mortgage and Insurance advisers to help them accelerate sales and grow their advice business. Rphit specialises in building web applications with mostly backend technologies like C# but has recently started the journey on building Mobile IOS Applications with Swift and Objective C. Rohit will be sharing his story of building his first IOS app, along with some tips and techniques about using XCODE and the Swift Programming language. He will also be talking about how to make your app compatible with different iphone models(including Iphone X) and Native Deployment Techniques without using any third party apps. ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

  • What .tf is Terraform?

    AWS Auckland

    This month, we bring a lightning talk from ImpactNPO, and technical talk by Alix Klingenberg. 5.45 - 6.15: Networking and pizza 6.15 - 6.20: Welcome and intro the sponsors 6.20 - 6.35: Luis talks about ImpactNPO and the value of a Junior Dev 6.35 - 7.35: Alix answers, What .tf is Terraform? 7.35 - 8.00: Questions and networking A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Amazon Web Services as a venue sponsor! Summer of Tech for catering! ---- Luis is a Senior CRM Consultant, and also one of the organisers of ImpactNPO, which exists to amplify social impact by harnessing potential for good. They facilitate local professional IT volunteers to spend a weekend developing IT solutions for local NPOs, by providing solutions to their IT problems. ---- Alix is a developer at Auror, a crime-fighting startup. She’s interested in a lot of different areas of tech, including mobile development, .NET development (especially C#) and any kind of infrastructure and site reliability engineering things. She graduated from AUT in 2014 with a Bachelor of Computer and Information Science majoring in Software Development. This talk is a lightning tour of things she wished someone had told her about infrastructure, DevOps, site reliability engineering and how those things impact you as a developer. We’ll cover infrastructure as code, DevOps culture, and outline how infrastructure as code works with different platform as a service providers. There will also be time for questions, so bring your best burning queries. ---- Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

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  • Expectations vs Reality - Life as a Software Developer

    Enspiral Dev Academy

    It’s hard to know what work-life will be like while you’re still at uni. Raoul and Elliot from Pushpay share 10 expectations they had when studying, and how far they were from reality now that they're in the workforce. They will tackle some tough questions such as: - What should I look for in a company? - What does a good work-life balance look like? - What if I don’t know everything? - What does a software team look like? - How will I contribute to my future team? - How do I handle conflict at work? - Do you need to be an algorithm master to get a job? - Do you really need to write tests? - How do companies decide what to work on next? - How can I grow my career? After a smashing success from the first event, the second portion of the evening will be in your hands! We'll open up the floor to the audience to talk about projects you're working on that you may need help with, pitch ideas for new projects, or just anything else you want to share with the group. Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/ A massive thanks to our sponsors for this event: Enspiral Dev Academy as a venue sponsor! Xero for catering!

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  • Kickoff and Learn how to Learn!

    Xero

    Welcome to the first meetup of JuniorDev Auckland! A community of learners and junior developers to support each other through their development career beginnings. We'll start this one off with an intro talk by Suki and Lindsay, where we'll talk about our mission and introduce our organising team. Then, Don will talk about Learning to Learn, with all the tips he's built up over his years as lead teacher at the Enspiral Dev Academy. The third portion of the evening will be in your hands! We'll open up the floor to the audience to talk about projects you're working on that you may need help with, pitch ideas for new projects, or just anything else you want to share with the group. We'll close off the evening with some drinks and nibbles courtesy of Movio! Remember to respect our Code of Conduct during all JuniorDev interactions. This is a safe and inclusive space for everyone! Have a read of it here: https://www.meetup.com/JuniorDev-Auckland/pages/25923163/Code_of_Conduct/

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