• Brisbane Tech Christmas Drinks

    Grand Central Hotel - Platform Bar

    Come and have drink with your fellow meetup mates and many other people from other meetups on Thursday the 21st of December at the Platform Bar (next to central station). If you are members of other groups please only RSVP in one (so we can get total numbers - which is normally around 200 people) Attending Groups: Brisbane JavaScript (http://brisjs.com/) BrisRuby.com (http://brisruby.com/) (and Rails) Brisbane Functional Programming Group (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Functional-Programming-Group) Brisbane Web Design (http://www.meetup.com/The-Brisbane-Web-Design-Meetup-Group) Brisbane CocoaHeads (http://www.meetup.com/CocoaHeads) Brisbane .NET UG (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Net-User-Group/) Agile Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Brisbane/) DevOps Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/Devops-Brisbane/) Queensland JVM Group (http://www.meetup.com/qldjvm) Barcamp Queensland (http://www.meetup.com/barcampqld) Brisbane Web Tech (http://www.meetup.com/brisbane-webtech/) Brisbane Software Testers (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Software-Testers-Meetup/) Queensland C# Mobile Developers (http://www.meetup.com/Queensland-based-MonoTouch-and-Mono-for-Android/) Brisbane Azure User Group (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Azure-User-Group/) Game Technology Brisbane! (http://www.meetup.com/Game-Technology-Brisbane/) Game Development Brisbane! (http://www.meetup.com/Game-Development-Brisbane/) Ansible Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Ansible-Brisbane/) Brisbane Sunday coder (http://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Brisbane-Coder-Club/) Brisbane Analysts (https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Business-Analysts-Architects-Brisbane/) Brisbane CTO School (https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/CTO-School-Brisbane) LGBT & Allies in Tech (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brisbane-lgbt-allies-in-tech-networking-drinks-tickets-39161705716) If any other groups are interested, drop us a message and we'll update the list

  • Brisbane Tech Christmas Drinks

    Grand Central Hotel - Platform Bar

    Food & Drinks sponsored by: elabor8 (https://elabor8.com.au/) Come and have drink with your fellow meetup mates and many other people from other meetups on Thursday the 15th of December at the Platform Bar (next to central station). If you are members of other groups please only RSVP in one (so we can get total numbers - which is normally around 200 people) Attending Groups: Brisbane JavaScript (http://brisjs.com/) BrisRuby.com (http://brisruby.com/) (and Rails) Brisbane Functional Programming Group (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Functional-Programming-Group) Brisbane Web Design (http://www.meetup.com/The-Brisbane-Web-Design-Meetup-Group) Brisbane CocoaHeads (http://www.meetup.com/CocoaHeads) Brisbane .NET UG (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Net-User-Group/) Agile Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Brisbane/) DevOps Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/Devops-Brisbane/) Queensland JVM Group (http://www.meetup.com/qldjvm) Barcamp Queensland (http://www.meetup.com/barcampqld) Brisbane Web Tech (http://www.meetup.com/brisbane-webtech/) Brisbane Software Testers (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Software-Testers-Meetup/) Queensland C# Mobile Developers (http://www.meetup.com/Queensland-based-MonoTouch-and-Mono-for-Android/) Brisbane Azure User Group (http://www.meetup.com/Brisbane-Azure-User-Group/) Game Technology Brisbane! (http://www.meetup.com/Game-Technology-Brisbane/) Game Development Brisbane! (http://www.meetup.com/Game-Development-Brisbane/) Ansible Brisbane (http://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Ansible-Brisbane/) Brisbane Sunday coder (http://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Brisbane-Coder-Club/) Brisbane Analysts (https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Business-Analysts-Architects-Brisbane/)

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  • Brisbane Tech Christmas Drinks

    Grand Central Hotel - Platform Bar

    Come and have drink with your fellow meetup mates and many other people from other meetups on Thursday the 17th of December at the Platform Bar (next to central station). If you are members of other groups please only RSVP in one (so we can get total numbers - which is normally about 200 people) Attending Groups: Brisbane JavaScript BrisRuby.com (and Rails) Brisbane Functional Programming Group Brisbane Web Design Brisbane CocoaHeads DevOps Brisbane Queensland JVM Group Barcamp Queensland Brisbane Web Tech If any other groups are interested, drop us a message and we'll update the list

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - November

    The Edge

    Add Some Ninja To Your Website Cameron Jones You may not be able to see it, but the chances are your website has a number of issues negatively impacting its performance. Discover a number of optimization techniques to improve your website and provide a better user experience. Cameron Jones is a web developer for digital agency Eightball Media. He specialises in developing for WordPress and has so far released two plugins to the repository. Get some easy ranking boosts (for free) Tom De Spiegelaere Have a few keywords that just won't budge? Tried everything? I bet you haven't tried this strategy before. Clustering is an on-page (yes, on-page, no link-building required) SEO technique that can boost your rankings with a few simple tweaks & additions to your site structure. It's very easy and can be implemented quite quickly. If you're familiar with silo structures, you'll love this one. Tom De Spiegelaere is the founder of MangoMatter. He specialises in web design (WordPress) and has an ongoing SEO addiction (for which there's no known cure). Please note the day has changed to Tuesday for this month due to a booking clash.

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - October

    The Edge

    Jrwd - Mike Robinson Jrwd is a pure Javascript (no JQuery!) framework for achieving responsive web design. The framework is small (<800 characters) and easy to implement, consisting of 5 Javascript functions that set up and manage media queries. The framework eliminates style-sheet CSS3 media queries completely, but simulates them exactly and efficiently. It works on all major browsers and operating systems, and has been tested on a variety of mobile devices. The framework can be used to create new RWD sites or add RWD to existing sites. It provides access to a web page's HTML mark-up and the CSS selectors in its style sheets, allowing these resources to be manipulated to facilitate RWD effects such as dynamic DOM events, turning HTML elements on and off, changing font sizes, altering page layout (flexbox), menu control and selection, and many other effects through altering CSS selector properties. Jrwd saves time and money by dispensing with CSS3 media queries and their associated logic completely, while delivering minimal-sized web pages. Mike Robinson is a retired IT professional with over 50 years in the industry. He became interested in web architecture in the late 1990s, building one of Australia's first commercial intranets for a national company. He is currently webmaster for IEEE Australia and IEEE Queensland. When faced with the challenge of converting IEEE's websites to RWD he took a radically different approach and developed Jrwd.

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - September

    The Edge

    Intellectual Property And Online Business Models by Malcolm Burrows Malcolm advises organisations on issues of corporations law, intellectual property and technology law. Prior to being called to the law, Malcolm spent over a decade starting and managing software and internet businesses, from start-ups where he had equity positions, to multinationals where he held “C” level roles. His key non-legal achievements have included: • Commercial Director of APN News and Media-Online; • Founding CEO of http://www.quickbeds.com which was sold to Flight Centre Limited; • Negotiating a joint venture with Australia’s largest software developer – Mincom Limited; • Director of eCommerce for Tourism Queensland/Sunlover Holidays; • Part-time lecturer in eCommerce Strategy at QUT’s Graduate School of Business (Lectured to MBA Students). Usability Testing: The What, When and Where by Tania Lang & David Humphreys Tania and David will talk all about usability testing, what to test, when to test and where to test. They will share tips, traps and some ‘interesting’ snippets based on their combined 23 years experience testing with users. They will also talk about some of the tools and technologies available and run a fun interactive testing activity with participants. Tania Lang is Queen of the North and the Peak Usability kingdom (a UX consultancy based in Brisbane). Tania has worked as a UX practitioner for over 15 years for clients such as Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, Suncorp, Flight Centre and numerous Commonwealth, state and local government agencies. Tania is also a highly regarded and experienced trainer having delivered UX design and usability training to over 1000 participants both in Australia and Asia. Her aim is to free the slaves (users) from their years of oppression by their masters (developers/IT managers). She has 2 large Rhodesian Ridgebacks but sadly no dragons. David Humphreys is Hand of the Queen behind the throne at Peak Usability. He was presented with his longsword by the Queen after 5 years of service at Peak Usability. He has worked in the industry for over 10 years and worked with a wide variety of clients. He will talk about design and user experience with the same passion he reserves for video games and Australian football and has run enough usability test sessions to have reduced his 6 degrees of separation in Brisbane down to 2. Want to speak? Speakers are members of the community, just like you... We have room for lightening talks and more speakers, contact [masked] if you're interested in speaking, or know someone we should contact about speaking to the group.

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - August

    The Edge

    WYSIWYG Futures The content authoring interface is an integral part of many web applications and often where users spend most of their productive time. Yet many authors come away with a frustrating experience. It can also be frustrating for developers and designers as a complex part of the UI of the application posing responsive design and mobile UI challenges. Damien looks at the past, present and future of WYSIWYG editing, how Ephox is addressing many of the challenges, and how to deliver awesome authoring experiences. He'll talk about what the future holds for authoring and how that applies to editing in your apps. Damien Fitzpatrick is the Senior Director of Products at Ephox. Ephox is the company behind Textbox.io and TinyMCE, the WYSIWYG editor used by hundreds of millions of users via WordPress, Tumblr, Blackboard, Evernote, SAP, Confluence and many other applications. Ephox has been developing web-based WYSIWYG editors in Brisbane for the last 16 years and recently merged with Moxiecode, the original creators of TinyMCE. Damien himself has been working with rich text editors for the last 14 years. Want to speak? Speakers are members of the community, just like you... If you're interested in speaking, or suggesting a speaker for us to contact, please send a message to [masked]

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - July

    The Edge

    Responsive Design in 2015 - Smart Watches to 4k displays How do we effectively design websites to work across hundreds of different sized web browser equipped devices? From watches, phones, phablets, tablets, laptops, and high resolution displays, people are accessing your website from every different screen size imaginable. Today, responsive web design is the de-facto standard of website development. But how can responsive web design evolve to be a truly device-agnostic approach to modern website development? Discover how James Banks of Web3 (http://web3.com.au/) has tackled this problem, and how you can too at this month's Brisbane Web Design Meetup. Our second speaker's talk is: Intro To VR With Three.JS By Oliver Lardner Want to speak? Speakers are members of the community, just like you... If you're interested in speaking, or suggesting a speaker for us to contact, please send a message to [masked]

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - June

    The Edge

    CANCELLED Its awesome that so many people (almost 50) have RSVP'd even though we don't have any speakers lined up... I suggest getting along to the Charming Squire from 7pm and enjoying a chat with some Web Designers/Developers and more. Add comments below if you're interested in getting along to a social gathering at the Charming Squire. Next month we have two speakers lined up, announcing any day. The month after, we still need speakers, this, and Ben being swamped are the reason this month didn't happen, sorry... if you want to help out and make future events more reliable just email. We need the following... 1. Speakers 2. Wranglers to organise the speakers and confirm dates etc 3. Video operator - Ricky Blacker thanks for volunteering :) 4. Video editor - anyone want to chop up the vids? 5. An MC for next month, when Ben is away in the US. Speakers... Want to speak? Speakers are members of the community, just like you... If you're interested in speaking, or suggesting a speaker for us to contact, please send a message to [masked]

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  • Brisbane Web Design Meetup - May

    The Edge

    Flexbox & Mobile-First Design by Lucy Bloomfield With Google's recent move of changing it's ranking algorithms, it's becoming more and more important to create websites that are firstly mobile-friendly and secondly responsive. Designing for legacy browsers makes this tough but as of 2015, Flexbox is supported by all major browsers including IE10+. What is Flexbox? It's the answer to all of your responsive design questions. @luchiamae (https://twitter.com/luchiamae) www.luchia.com.au (http://www.luchia.com.au/) Managing Web Projects by Alex Cumberland Managing web jobs and projects doesn’t need to involve hours of data entry into over-complicated project management software. There are an endless number of simple tools available to help manage your limited time better, as well as help you keep your cool during those busy times of the year. Join a discussion about the tools you use to keep track of jobs and projects, the workflows that have worked well, and find a tool that helps you manage jobs and organize your time. Alex is a web designer at www.synergy8.com (http://www.synergy8.com/) Want to speak? Speakers are members of the community, just like you... We have room for lightening talks and more speakers, contact [masked] if you're interested in speaking, or know someone we should contact about speaking to the group.

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