Past Meetup

5 Talks: State of CSS, Learn to code, DevOps story, Side projects, Wordpress

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trivago Campus

Kesselstr. 5-7 · Düsseldorf

How to find us

Subway Station: Golzheimer Platz (U78 or U79). 5min walk to the building (B1). Enter the building, go to the reception desk and sign in to receive your visitor's badge. Take the elevator to the 10th floor and follow the signs.

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Details

In May, we will do an evening with mixed topics and multiple different lightning talks. 10 up to 20 minutes each.

• The State of CSS (by Christoph Reinartz)
• Learning how to code: Where to start and what NOT to do (by Denise Schmidt)
• DevOps story; two years of adopting the mindset (by Busra Koken)
• Why you should make side projects (by Michael Lee)
• Into the Abyss - The mess that is Wordpress and how to make the best of it (by Phillip Richdale)

The State of CSS (by Christoph Reinartz)
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CSS-in-JS, CSS modules, Styled components, CSS-outside-of-JS, BEM, Atomic CSS, Utility CSS, CSS Grid, CSS Custom Properties. Bingo!
CSS has never been as exciting as these days. The talk will provide an in-depth overview on CSS in 2018.

Learning how to code: Where to start and what NOT to do (by Denise Schmidt)
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Learning how to code has become accessible to everyone these days, online tutorials promising you to become an expert in a short amount of time. I will talk to you about my learning experience as a female in the tech world, which first steps to take and how to stay motivated.

Denise Schmidt, 25 years old, a self-taught web developer.
She started learning how to code about 5 months ago. Her background is in Psychology and her interest in coding stems from a desire to become a User Experience Expert.

DevOps story; two years of adopting the mindset (by Busra Koken)
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As a beginner, finding your place and grasping the idea of DevOps is very much depending on the personal motivation and the environment you work. School don't get you ready for it.

In this talk, Büsra is going to share her journey. You will see the representation of a story that adapts the DevOps as a mindset rather than people, tools and so on. The talk will be a story-line that is supported by real-world examples​ ​from the experiences of a Junior Engineer’s road-map to DevOps.

Busra is an enthusiastic Software Engineer at trivago in the team called Software Operations where she is in the heart of DevOps. Before that, she worked at Ericsson as a Cloud System Developer. She loves automating things, solving problems and learning every day.

Why you should make side projects (by Michael Lee)
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Making side projects can be fun and there are some positive benefits that can result in making them.

Michael is a husband, dad, eater of pizza, developer and designer. Michael works for CloudBees where he’s an interaction designer. In his very little free time, he works on side projects to delight folks.

Into the Abyss - The mess that is Wordpress and how to make the best of it (by Phillip Richdale)
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Phillip is a consultant and a software architect. He is a classic computer-kid of the 80ies and grew in parallel with the micro-computer revolution. For 33 years he has been programming and planning software and IT projects – since the turn of the millennium as his main occupation.

Agenda (-/+)
• 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink, pizza and socialize
• 19:10 - ~21:25: Talks
• 21:25 - Open End: Socialising