Lightning Talks on AngularJS 2, Slack, and Amazon Alexa!!


Richard Taylor - Angular 2! - AngularJS is the most popular open source JavaScript framework for building web applications. Angular 2 is not an update, but rather a rewrite of the entire framework with breaking changes! Angular 2 has a focus on mobile apps, better performance and uses the latest release of JavaScript (ECMAScript 6 or ES6) to target "evergreen" modern browsers.

Mark Wilson - How to be more productive with Slack! - Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. Organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything so that everyone has a view of all that’s going on.

Dan Thyer - Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) - Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable us to interact with devices or things (IoT) in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer, and more. Dan will talk about a skill that he wrote using NodeJS to make a watermelon spit fire on command!