NOTE: We will be at Alchemy Code Lab, and we're trying out the 3rd Wednesday. Over a year ago we tried something a little different, and everyone loved it and said, "Let's do that again!" Well, we're doing that again: small group discussions about all things Dev Life. Come eat pizza, share your experiences, and have a say in what this meetup gets up to in 2020...
Please Note: We have a VENUE CHANGE. 811 SW 6th Avenue, 7th floor Serverless is the new most talked about architecture pattern and quickly becoming a buzz word. The idea is for developers to stop worrying about server management and focus on code. The serverless platform takes care of the provisioning servers, underlying infrastructure, server maintenance security and scaling. We will look at three practical use cases of serverless with example code. * Secure and Scalable APIs * Backend microservices * Event driven programming Key concepts introduced will include triggers, rules, actions, composition and event driven architecture. Finally, serverless is relatively new and we will look at what the shortcomings are with the current technology and how to mitigate them. We will use Apache OpenWhisk as our serverless platform. Apache OpenWhisk is an open source, distributed Serverless platform that executes functions (fx) in response to events at any scale. The talk will include live demo of building and deploying an application to Apache OpenWhisk. Speaker: Upkar Lidder is a Full Stack Developer and Data Wrangler with a decade of development experience in a variety of roles. He can be seen speaking at various conferences and participating in tech groups and meetups.
The Big Picture: All About Images in the Browser Micah Miller-Eshleman has a lot of experience with loading, rendering, and manipulating images in the browser. From loading strategies and rendering when dealing with slow connections to creating clever UI-components to use as wrappers, he'll be sharing tips and tricks you won't want to miss. Jon Washington will be our opening act with a short talk on Bonsai Radio, a "smart playlist" app for Spotify and Last.fm he created to allow streaming music fans to get under the hood of their own listening habits and organically grow/prune their playlists. We love code so much, we even have a Code of Conduct: http://pdxjs.com/code-of-conduct/
3rd Annual Lightning Talk Night We’re doing Lightning Talks! They're great way to be introduced to && learn a little about a number of different subjects, but they're also an easy way to get yourself up to speak for your first technical talk if you haven’t before. We’ll hold everyone to exactly five minutes. You can prepare slides if you like, but 5 minutes goes fast so that's not at all required. Show off a project or maybe something cool you recently learned. Or if you’re considering giving a longer talk, you could write just a bit of that talk and give everyone a preview. Whatever you choose, now’s the best opportunity. No need to contact us in advance; we’ll have a sign-up sheet at the Meetup. We love code so much, we even have a Code of Conduct: http://pdxjs.com/code-of-conduct/