What we're about
Upcoming events (1)
* 6:00 - 9:00 PM (extended to 3 hours instead of the normal 2) 💥
* Lou's Backyard (aka Saint Lou's) (west loop near Lake & Des Plaines)
* Patio ☀️ Networking (weather permitting)
* Plethora of ⚡ Lightning Talks
* Free food (finger foods/apps served throughout the evening)
* Drink tickets upon check-in for free beverages 🍺🍸
* More fun than you probably have had in the last 18 months 🕺💃
Concerning our mask policy 😷: We'll continue to follow CDC and local government guidelines. Currently, anyone that is fully vaccinated is not required to wear a face mask. For those that are not vaccinated, face masks are required. We will not be checking for vaccine cards — we are a community and rely on your honesty and trust to help us keep you our members safe.
6:30 PM - "Writing Videos With Remotion" by Sebastian Kurpiel
Editing videos can be a hassle with software crashing and things turning out not the way you like them. But with Remotion you're able to leverage web development skills to create videos using React and CSS!
I'll go through the process of how I create the GraphQL Chicago intro and how I automate the editing to create weekly videos efficiently and with ease using Remotion.
Sebastian Kurpiel is a lifelong tech geek who has always found himself tinkering and modifying to create awesome experiences and products. Currently he's an engineer at Inspire 11, where he's helping companies turn their products up to 11. When he's not behind the keyboard you can find him taking photos or day dreaming about traveling(specifically to Japan).
7:00 PM - "Visualizations with React & D3" by Allie Wilson
How does one combine React and D3.js to create impressive visualizations, when both have their own ways of manipulating the DOM? How can we utilize the flexibility and low-cost (FREE!!) D3 option when building React applications, rather than limiting ourselves to a more expensive option? Learn how to implement D3 within a React application, utilizing the virtual DOM and all of its capabilities.
Allie Wilson is a Senior Software Engineer at Inspire11. Prior to joining Inspire11, Allie worked as a Software Engineer at Vanguard and Deloitte, where she was a Subject Matter Expert and teacher of D3.
7:30 PM - "Run Time Data Validation with Typescript and io-ts" by Jacques Dukes
Typescript provides great compile-time checking of code, but what happens at the application boundary where things get a bit more fuzzy? Especially if you don't control the backend. Learn how to leverage Typescript and io-ts to validate incoming data during run-time to make sure it conforms to expectations.
I'm a senior software engineer at Inspire11, focus primarily on front-end development in React. I actually studied traditional architecture in college before switching to engineering. My current side-project is a return to the wood shop days of old - I'm converting a used Ford Transit into a camper van!
8:00 PM - "Rethinking Fetch: Modeling Resilience with Discriminated Unions" by Stephen Weiss
Networks request are flaky and unreliable. How can we model network requests so that we know when they’ve resolved? What about knowing for certain what they respond with? By taking advantage of typescript, we can add safety to our applications with this new approach.
I’m a senior software engineer at Olo. I found engineering after a career in consultancy, operations, marketing, and product - among others. I like to tinker, read, write, and walk my puppy Finn. I consider myself the luckiest guy in the world.
8:30 PM - This can be your speaking slot ;-)
Big Thank You to our Sponsor: INSPIRE11 - https://www.inspire11.com/
Please contact them if you need to bring in some outside help with your project. I'll answer any questions or get you in touch with the right person if I can't! 😉