What we're about

A meetup for everyone who has an interest in Web Engineering.

Web Engineering is the discipline of building and improving the web or web apps. This includes everything like PHP, JavaScript, Go(lang), Elixir, Elm, SQL, Caching, Frontend, (agile) project management, humans / computer science, databases, programming, knowledge sharing with people of similar interests and everything else that is related to (web) development.

You want to share knowledge? Meet new people with similar interests? Just want to see something new? Want to learn different things?

Everyone is welcome regardless of knowledge level, job, beginner, professional, etc. Join us! We meet regularly (once a month). Have a look at our next meetups!

Upcoming events (2)

Netflix Video player reverse engineered && Static Site Generator for eCommerce

In March, we will be sponsored by valtech_ mobility (https://valtech-mobility.de/) and do an evening with two talks. • EME? CDM? DRM? CENC? IDK! - What hacking Netflix can tell us about Browser APIs & the open web (by Sebastian Golasch) • Using a static site generator for eCommerce is a great idea (by Marcus Weiner) +++ Agenda +++ • 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink and socialize • 19:10 - ~19:45: Talk #1 + Q&A • 19:55 - ~20:30: Talk #2 + Q&A • 20:25 - Open End: Socialising +++ EME? CDM? DRM? CENC? IDK! - What hacking Netflix can tell us about Browser APIs & the open web (by Sebastian Golasch) +++ --- Once there was the tag, but content distributors decided it wasn't enough. They wanted more - more power, more protection, more control, more features. So, Encrypted Media Extensions were born & Digital Rights Management appeared in our browsers. In this talk, we'll explore the technical details behind Encrypted Media Extension (EME), Content Decryption Modules (CDM) like Widevine, and the foundation of Web Digital Rights Management (DRM). How? By reverse engineering Netflix and building our own personal Netflix video player! Sebastian works as a “Specialist Senior Manager Software Developer” at Deutsche Telekom, after some time developing backend applications with Java and PHP he became a citizen of the JavaScript world. Recently he´s getting his hands dirty with Python and Rust. For the last seven years Sebastian tries to improve our lives, working on Deutsche Telekoms Smart Home platform Qivicon. +++ Using a static site generator for eCommerce is a great idea (by Marcus Weiner) +++ --- Have you ever made an eCommerce site using a static site generator? Marcus will show patterns around using headless eCommerce backends with static site generators. In this context, he will touch on the benefits of static sites and microservice backends interconnected via the frontend. While there will not be a setup you can take into production today this talk is supposed to be an outlook on a possible evolution of eCommerce sites and the web platform in general. Marcus is a freelance web & systems engineer, coach and consultant. His experience is gathered by making prototypes and experimenting with the whole web app stack. He is a heavy user of Typescript, Golang, and Containers and likes to automate all the things.

Detect Spa in images with Machine Learning && to be announced

In April, we will be sponsored by sipgate (https://www.sipgate.de/) and do an evening with two talks. • Spa Journey with Image Concepts (by Sayon Kumar Saha) • 2nd talk will be announced soon (by a secret speaker) +++ Agenda +++ • 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink and socialize • 19:10 - ~19:45: Talk #1 + Q&A • 19:55 - ~20:30: Talk #2 + Q&A • 20:25 - Open End: Socialising +++ Spa Journey with Image Concepts (by Sayon Kumar Saha) +++ --- An overview of how we solve the problem of providing customized main-images for hotels in the trivago landing page for users searching accommodations relating to a particular concept. The talk focuses on the journey of how we came up with image processing and deep learning solutions to build models for extracting the Spa and Wellness concept out of hotel images. And finally a demo of our model's sense of humor! Sayon is an image enthusiast based in Düsseldorf. He works in the visual content area of trivago doing data science and Software engineering (www.linkedin.com/in/sayonkumarsaha/). Outside trivago he is a lot into photography (www.sayonkumarsaha.com) and exploring computer vision and deep learning technologies. +++ 2nd talk will be announced soon (by a secret speaker) +++ --- 2nd talk will be announced soon 2nd speaker abstract will follow

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