• Mental Health Week Presentations

    Microsoft - Corporate Sales Office

    Mental health is a very important issue to us! So please join us at this special event to listen to some excellent speakers discussing topics related to Mental Health. More information to come! Food and drinks will be provided, however this will be an alcohol free event. SPEAKERS --------------- COMMUTING LIKE A FENDER By Anton Ball While working from home in the comfort of your pyjamas is the dream for many of us, the reality for most is office work. This means spending a large portion of your life commuting to work. Have you paid much attention to your commute and how it affects your day? I never did, I just kept scrolling absent-mindedly on my phone. That was until I decided to test three popular methods of travelling to work.. Join me on a journey to discover how you can reclaim your time spent commuting. Whether it’s planning and organising your day, improving your mindfulness and wellbeing or using the time to learn and develop new skills. I’ll share with you how you can find more time in the day through commuting so that you can create your own journey to happiness and growth. ** MENTAL HEALTH CACHING ISSUES? LEARNING TO SHIFT KEYS WHILST PRESSING THE REFRESH BUTTON. By Helen Burgess "The struggle of an every day tech work living with a hidden illness is something that we all hear about. If not daily then at least weekly. Why is it a struggle? Why does it take so much energy? If 1 in 5 people are said to have a mental illness what does that say about our industry. So how do we shift ourselves to refresh every minute of everyday without overloading our mental health cache. I would like to take you on a journey of discovery from diagnosis through to how I am now able to manage working as a web technologist and teacher. This journey will show some of the techniques I have used along the way as well as providing and understanding of how having something that is so hidden is not a 'death sentence' to your career in the tech industry. " ** COLLECTING MOMENTS NOT THINGS By Nora ‘the explorer’ Ball "Collecting moments not things; how writing a bucket list and living life to the full can improve your mental health, introduce you to new people, discover hidden talents and passions and makes life worth living. You don't have to spend your life sitting on the couch watching TV or getting drunk every weekend. There is a lot of joy that comes from doing new experiences in life and taking the time to dream. I will be spreading the benefits of writing in a journal and making a bucket list. They are simple activities that can be done by anyone and have the power to change your life." ** ARE YOU FOR REAL? By Niaal Holder "“Day 7,384 - nobody suspects a thing. I’ve pretended to be a web developer for 20 years and... I think I’ve gotten away with it.” It’s 2019. The internet is loud, aggressive and prone to exaggeration. Similarly, as an industry web development has its own issues: apps, tools and skills are evolving and multiplying at quite a rate, and the hyperbole around who you ‘should’ be and how you ‘should’ work is only getting rowdier. So when that seed of self-doubt inevitably creeps in, and we ask ourselves, ’am I good enough?’ … how do we find our way back to confidence? Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of Impostor Syndrome, and see how we can create a better working environment to protect ourselves (and each other) from it." *** SHAME, SHAME WE KNOW YOUR NAME By Kristy Sachse Shame is one of the most powerful emotions and its ability to make us feel unloved is unmatched by any other. In this talk I will be breaking down why shame is so powerful, where it gets its power from and how we can use empathy and connection to kill it dead! I will also give you some tips on what to do if you are shamed, and also what to do if you are the type of person that might accidentally on purpose shame someone...don't worry, it's all good, I got your back.

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  • Fenders August

    Microsoft - Corporate Sales Office

    Join us for a very special pre-DDD August edition of Fenders - this month we have three amazing speakers, Mike Cann, Ben Lowry and David Neal. RSVP now as spots are limited!! Doors will open at 5:30pm, with presentations starting around 6.00pm. Please arrive prior to 6:00pm to ensure you can gain access to the building. Follow @fendersperth (https://twitter.com/fendersperth) on Twitter to see what's happening on the night. Please be sure to familirise yourself with our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Front-End-Web-Developers-Perth/messages/boards/thread/51596276 ) if you have not already done so. THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS ------------------------------------- BEN LOWRY - Developer (Readify) Forget your passwords with the Web Authentication API The Web Authentication API allows you to build passwordless login or registration using your phone or a hardware token. We'll run through some of the benefits of this new browser feature and demonstrate a login experience that's easier and safer for your users. ********** MIKE CANN - Co-founder & CTO (Markd.co) Infer Typescript Typescript was announced in October 2012 and since then it has gone from strength to strength adding more and more features and flexibility to the language to cope with the ever changing javascript ecosystem. I only started seriously playing with the type system in Typescript last year and was absolutely blown away by the power hidden behind the magic syntactic soup. In this talk I want to dispel some of that magic by taking a deep dive into the type system focusing on some of the more powerful features such as "keyof", "infer" and conditional types. I hope this will be a fun talk that will involve not many slides, a lot of code and perhaps a little audience participation. ********** DAVID NEAL - Senior Developer Advocate (Okta) JavaScript: Hey Y'all Watch This! Ah, JavaScript! Like it or not, it’s a “tragically important” language that is “eating the world.” Hate it? Love it? Avoid it? Embrace it? This talk is a parade of face-palm JavaScript fails, history of JavaScript, why it is the way that it is, how it's getting better, and bad jokes sure to get an eye-roll from everyone! Along the way, we may even learn a few mistakes to avoid and tips to make our own JavaScript less terrible!

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  • Fenders May

    Microsoft - Corporate Sales Office

    Join us for a very special May edition of Fenders - this month our talks will feature three previews of talks being presented interstate and overseas at world renowned events - it's basically a mini conference for free and in Perth! So you definitely don't want to miss this one. RSVP now as spots are limited!! Doors will open at 5:30pm, with presentations starting around 6.00pm. Please arrive prior to 6:00pm to ensure you can gain access to the building. Follow @fendersperth (https://twitter.com/fendersperth) on Twitter to see what's happening on the night. Please be sure to familirise yourself with our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Front-End-Web-Developers-Perth/messages/boards/thread/51596276 ) if you have not already done so. THIS MONTH'S SPEAKERS ------------------------------------- ANTON BALL - Front End Developer (Seven West Media) Super Hero Layouts Modern CSS layout techniques opened a world of possibilities. Layouts previously thought impossible become possible. A great way of mastering techniques is through play, so I turned to one of my favourite hobbies - comic books. Taking well known layouts, how could they be built in a browser? There’s uneven shapes, ever changing layouts and compositions? This talk is going to dive into modern CSS layout techniques to recreate elements of comic books with CSS Grid, writing mode, CSS shapes and more. Come along to see CSS layouts at play. ********** JASON O'NEIL - Front End Engineer (Culture Amp) The Other 6 Billion The web aims to be an inclusive platform, and when it comes to making our websites and apps more comfortable for a wide variety of people, we love to sweat the details: responsive design, accessibility, browser support. But what about the 6,000,000,000 people who don’t speak English? How can we make our online experiences accessible to everyone who speaks a language different to our own? Let’s explore how the web standards in our toolkit can help build better experiences for people who don’t speak the same language as us. How do you translate videos or SVGs? Which HTML elements and CSS properties are likely to trip us up? How do Flexbox and CSS Grid help us build interfaces that support writing systems that flow in different directions to ours? This talk will focus on practical front-end advice for localisation on the web - things I’ve learned while making our company’s platform available in 46 different languages - and show how our localisation efforts are a key part of building an inclusive web. ********** MANDY MICHAEL - Development Manager (Seven West Media) The Future of Web Typography with Variable Fonts The web is entering a new era of design opportunities with the introduction of CSS Grid, Photoshop like effects such as filters and blend modes and importantly the increasing support for Variable Fonts. Variable fonts can offer practical and creative opportunities for web design. We can combine them with pre-existing technologies to improve our font performance, design, accessibility and usability of our websites. We can also begin to explore new and exciting creative opportunities for story telling, design and expression in ways standard fonts could never provide us. This is just the beginning of our journey to discover what we can do with variable fonts.

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  • Very HTML? Much CSS? Let's React

    Meerkats

    The hype is true, React is pretty great, and so are you. If you know HTML code then you’re a short hop from writing React code. If you can CSS, then you’re a quick skip from CSS-in-JS. If you’ve had a hankering for trying out modern JavaScript library, jump and we will catch you. Here’s the plan: 1. We’ll create a project folder, add a file and write a line of code in that file 2. High-five because we just created a React page 3. Add layout, add content, add pages, and at each step peek under the hood 4. We will learn why CSS-in-JS is becoming so widely used. 5. Make our app do some interesting things by leveraging the features that have made React so popular 6. AMA. We’re going to build up a glossary of new terms throughout the day, and you’re going to have your own questions based on your own interests, ideas and experiences. I’ll explain what I can, and for the rest, we will learn it together! This is a trial run, so we'll keep the numbers small this time. So we can dive right in, do your best to follow these three steps before Saturday: 1. Download and install a modern version of Node.js from https://nodejs.org/en/download/ 2. Download and install Visual Studio Code from https://code.visualstudio.com/download 3. Sign up to Github at https://github.com/join

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  • Fenders February

    Readify Perth

    This month we have three amazing speakers, Niaal Holder, Alex Louden and Jake Ginnivan.. Join us for the February edition of Fenders, RSVP now spots are limited! Doors will open at 5:30pm, with presentations starting around 6.00pm. Please arrive prior to 6:00pm to ensure you can gain access to the building. Follow @fendersperth (https://twitter.com/fendersperth) on Twitter to see what's happening on the night. SPEAKERS STYLE, BUT NO CLASS - A responsive CSS in JS framework for React/Vue Alex Louden Love it or hate it, CSS is here to stay. Alex will be flexing his styled-components experience, displaying some demo content, and bringing us a new perspective on CSS. We’ll walk through a new way to style our websites and web apps - with components instead of stylesheets and elements with class names. ABOUT ALEX Alex Louden is a generalist product engineer. He currently works remotely at Bonobo, building web applications for Moleskine. --------------------------------------------------- A SOFT ACT TO FOLLOW - Niaal Holder People, right? Seems like we can’t even go one day in our industry without having to deal with /people/. They’re everywhere… they sit in our office, they email us, they prod us through slack. They’re our bosses, our clients, our colleagues, our peers. If you’re designing or building something for people, chances are you gotta talk to a couple along the way. Interacting with people is a fundamental skill, and when done well it can bring us together and make our working lives easier, more enjoyable. When done poorly, it can drag things down, cause issues and generally give everyone the shits. So why don’t we celebrate soft skills more as a core part of our offering? Let’s take a rough and ready look at the soft skills playbook - how we listen, talk, learn, teach, adapt and accept as part of our day to day. ABOUT NIAAL Niaal is the UX Lead and front end dev at Power Ledger, and has spent 20 years working on the web with actual people. When not webbing, Niaal can be found sportsing, rolling d20s and browsing the Netflix menu for hours.

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  • Casual Catchup

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    A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/fendersperth and join our slack group: http://fendersslack.herokuapp.com/

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  • Fenders November

    Microsoft

    This month we have three amazing speakers, Jake Ginnivan, Julie Grundy and Josh Michielsen! Join us for the November edition of Fenders, RSVP now spots are limited! Doors will open at 5:30pm, with presentations starting around 6.00pm. Please arrive prior to 6:00pm to ensure you can gain access to the building. Follow @fendersperth (https://twitter.com/fendersperth) on Twitter to see what's happening on the night. SPEAKERS This is a very special event, we are lucky to have Josh present before he heads off to live in the UK, and we get a sneak peak at Julie and Jake's conference presentations at OZeWAI (http://ozewai.org/2018) and YOW! Conference (https://sydney.yowconference.com.au). You don't want to miss out on this! --------------- JULIE GRUNDY - Accessibility Expert Updated WCAG version 2.1 For Developers WCAG 2.1 is here and Julie Grundy is thrilled to finally have some new Success Criteria to play with! The W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG), released 17 new SC in June of this year and version 2.1 is rapidly being adopted as the default standard. Let's take a look at the smaller group of criteria which will affect dev work, with some demo code and examples from real sites. ------------------------------ JAKE GINNIVAN - Tech Lead Seven West Media What is 'this'? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Have you ever wondered what _this_ actually is, and how it relates to other JavaScript black magic, like prototypes or the _new_ keyword? Many frameworks have been designed to hide you from needing to fully understanding this and many related concepts. In this session, Jake will dive into all of the above and will also cover how the new ES2015 language features like arrow functions, keywords like let, const and classes with constructor functions which make dealing with _this_ much easier to understand. ------------------------------ JOSH MICHIELSEN Currently - Bankwest Senior DevOps Engineer, soon to be at Condé Nast International, UK as Senior Software Engineer! Lessons learnt from over 70 interviews in just 5 weeks 5 weeks, 39 unique companies, and over 70 remote interviews. In this talk Josh Michielsen will be sharing some of the lessons he learnt, and mistakes he made while searching for a job in the UK, where he will be departing to on December 1st, 2018. Josh will present some interesting data on the interviews, discuss what he did right and wrong, the pain points he suffered, what he enjoyed, and finally - offers some advice for hiring managers and job seekers alike.

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  • Casual Catchup

    Veranstaltungsort für Mitglieder sichtbar

    A fun casual event! At the casual catchup we come to hang out, talk Front End, the web or anything else! Everyone in web is welcome, lets hang out and get to know the people in our industry! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/fendersperth and join our slack group: http://fendersslack.herokuapp.com/

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