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We have 2 great speakers this month! Join us to hear these great talks by Irina & Carly!
Irina Preda- The future of tech mentorship
Summary: Globally non-white tech professionals find it twice as difficult to find a mentor. The tech world is often hailed as meritocratic, yet often fails in seeing its blind spots. Changing how we do mentorship could significantly reshape the tech community to become a more diverse, inclusive, and empowering space. Over 5 years ago, I was part of a team of people who created a new kind of mentorship community. It has since grown to become CodeYourFuture, a non-profit organisation and inclusive community helping refugees, asylum seekers, and other disadvantaged groups of people that aspire to learn to code and find employment in the industry. We believe everyone should have a chance to lead a thriving life, so we offer a free volunteer-run 8-month training program that prepares our students for their first professional role. However, this is just the beginning, as we continue to fight gatekeeping and promote inclusion and opportunity.
Carly Richmond - Oh No! not Another Data Grid!
Bio: Carly is a Developer Advocate at Elastic, based in London, UK. Before joining Elastic in 2022, she spent over 10 years working as a technologist at a large investment bank, specialising in Frontend Web development and agility. Outside of work, she is an agile evangelist, UI enthusiast, and regular blogger on her personal site and Medium. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, photography, drinking tea and chasing after her toddler son.
Summary: In the age of data overload, it is difficult to build applications that make it easier for users to identify key trends and insights. However, with a lack of design experience or the need to fulfil the demand to deliver value quickly, many teams use data grids to present all data for users to consume. While building financial systems and dashboards, I learned that grids are not always the right tool for the job. And I have built a lot of them! We tend to over-leverage grids instead of discovering the true objective of our users and suggesting the right control for the job. This leads to information overload for users as they try to figure out what data is truly relevant and useful. In this talk, I will make the case for collaborating with users to find the right control to use. I will also share a series of data grid behaviour antipatterns that suggest it is not the right control for you and suggest potential charts or controls to improve the user experience.
We have a talk from Kat Kmiotek:
"Hi, my name is Kat, I work as QA Automation Engineer at Pawprint. At the upcoming meetup, I will be talking about deploying your first project to Netlify so you can show it to the world (friends & family and add it to your portfolio). Will talk about what free tier at Netlify offers, serverless functions, team collaboration and plugins (mainly QA related: accessibility with Lighthouse and e2e)."