• "Testing of a Global SAAS Product" - Alex Scott

    Education Central, James Cook University

    Software testing is used by programmers to build confidence and reliability into their products. But what happens when you've got a team of engineers shipping your cloud software to thousands, or millions of customers every day? Discover how world-class software-as-a-service vendors build comprehensive and reliable testing solutions. Alex Scott from JESI guides us through different testing approaches, techniques, and technologies and explains how you can apply these techniques simply to your own projects. Free sausage sizzle and drinks for all attendees! 100% free thanks to our event sponsors. ----- VENUE INFORMATION Room 021, Building 134 (Education Central) James Cook University Douglas QLD 4810 If you're unfamiliar with the campus you can find the building on the campus map here: https://maps.jcu.edu.au/campus/townsville/?location=134 Directions from JCU Main Gate: Turn onto James Cook Drive off Angus Smith Drive, Douglas. Proceed straight through both roundabouts. Education Central (Building 134) is to your left after the fourth zebra crossing. ----- PARKING Parking is available on James Cook Drive, or by following signs to Parking on Buchan Rd. Permit parking spaces are free for use without a permit after 5pm. ----- SPONSORS - James Cook University ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

  • Mid-Year Drinkup

    Townsville Brewery

    Head down to The Brewery on July 2nd for DevNQ's mid-year Drinkup! Come along for free drinks, free food, some fun games, professional networking, and all your DevNQ friends! Full disabled access available. ------ EVENT SPONSORS - Startup Townsville - By The Way Cards (https://sobtw.com/) ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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  • Project Show & Tell

    Education Central, James Cook University

    Are you working on a personal project you want to show the world? Got a side-hustle you want to flaunt? Want to see what others in your community are building in their spare time? Maybe you're looking for some inspiration for your own project? DevNQ's Project Show & Tell gives you the opportunity to share or learn about the projects individuals in North Queensland are working on in their spare time! Find out about our presenters' inspirations for their projects, the technologies they're using and what drives them to keep going! ---- SPEAKERS Dean Ditton - BOCO BOCO is a building or strata management platform that simplifies and tracks property decisions, maintenance, works, and issues. Rocking a serverless graphql backend and a reactive frontend. Built for untested scale. 😛 Martin Coffey - Dish Masher AR Dish Masher AR is an augmented reality mobile game that is a cross between Fruit Ninja and a Greek Dish Smashing restaurant. It is designed to relieve stress and have a smashing time in any location. Navin Dev - BTW Cards Connections are made when words are shared. How a casual lunchtime small talk at work lead to a product that makes small talk easy. Wytamma Wirth - Auto-scope Auto-scope is an open source microscope modification for whole slide scanning and automated cell discrimination and counting. Auto-scope is built with ❤️ and Python. ---- SPONSORS - Townsville Startup Weekend

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  • DevNQ Lightning Storm

    SafetyCulture

    Join us on April 30th to hear our speakers talk up a lightning storm! The DevNQ Lightning Storm presents a series of 5-minute lightning talks from a variety of speakers who will amaze us with their lightning fast presentations. Topics will range from beginner to advanced and there should be a speaker of interest to everybody! Free food and drinks provided! SPEAKERS Matt Steine - An introduction to Smart Precinct NQ André de Jager - 'The Rules' Kate Casey - 'Look Mum, no VM!' David Beitey - '5 security threats in 5 minutes' Lachlan Robertson - 'w̶h̶y̶ ̶I̶ ̶h̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶W̶o̶r̶d̶P̶r̶e̶s̶s̶ why WordPress is not always the solution' Tristan Davey - 'The easiest way to steal your data' Alex Scott - '.css-evolution { perspective: inherit }' EVENT SPONSORS Fierce Ventures (https://fierce.ventures) SafetyCulture (https://safetyculture.com) ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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  • Technology Nightmares - Share your disaster story!

    JCU: James Cook University, Australia, Townsville, City Campus

    Ever made a technical decision you later regret, broken something critical, or even done something outright stupid? So has everybody else! Join DevNQ as our panel of industry experts share their worst horror stories for your enjoyment (and education). Got your own disaster story? Come along and share your story with the audience. If you want to learn from other's mistakes, or you just feel like a healthy dose of schadenfreude, come along and join us for an evening of hilarity, embarrassment and hard learnings at DevNQ's Technology Nightmares evening. ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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  • DevNQ & DesignNQ Christmas Party

    Innovation NQ

    Have you ever wondered how Designers and Developers work together? Well to start off with, they celebrate together. So with that in mind, our December meetup will be a Christmas party for both DesignNQ and DevNQ members. Come along to InnovationNQ (iNQ) for some drinks, a barbecue and some good company on the 7th of December at 6pm. Food and Drinks will be sponsored by SafetyCulture (https://safetyculture.com). ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

  • Workshop: Building blocks for a brilliant blog - Jekyll

    Learn the building blocks for a brilliant blog with a beginner/intermediate workshop on publishing with Jekyll. Throw Wordpress and HTML out the door! With this workshop, you can build super creative and brilliant looking blogs, websites and portfolios little more than a basic text editor! This will be a full two-hour workshop guiding you through the process of building your own blog with Jekyll including creating your website, creating blog posts and web pages, using custom themes, adding images and other customisation. Skill Level: - Intermediate computing and applications skills required - Basic command line skills recommended Prerequisites: - Computer running Ruby (Instructions for setting up Ruby are available here: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/documentation/installation) ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

  • DevNQ Sessions - October 2018

    SafetyCulture

    This month DevNQ welcomes Lachlan Robertson and Navin Dev. Lachlan looks at the common pitfalls of programming and how to ensure you become a consistently miserable programmer, whilst Navin gives us a deep look at compilers and the art of writing your own! Free drinks and food provided thanks to SafetyCulture. FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Daring and Disruptive" by Lisa Messenger SPEAKERS ───── How to be a miserable programmer Lachlan Robertson - Fierce (https://fierce.ventures/) Programming is complex. It is a challenging, time-consuming, tireless endeavour to make the impossible real on a tight deadline. In these times of desperation, our developer sense can fail us and lure us into doing the opposite of what we know to be right - like ignore testing, underestimate timeframes and having your 7th cup of coffee before lunch. Yet rather than stick to what we know, we cave - telling ourselves the sacrifice in technique will be made up for in speed - and then complain when everything falls apart; blaming everyone but ourselves for the ridiculous tasks set before us and swearing never to let something like this happen again. And then it does. This talk will identify common pitfalls and excuses that you too can use to make sure you never have to go from feeling great to feeling miserable; by ensuring you’re miserable all the time. · · · Yet Another Compiler Talk Navin Dev - SafetyCulture (https://safetyculture.com/) Take a peek under the covers of a compiler to learn how compilers are structured and let's walk through how you can go about writing your own. After developing a category-leading finance app on iOS, MonSense, Navin worked with Texas Instruments in developing new smart energy meters. He’s helped the Indian Space Research Organisation develop lossless image compression and now works to make workers lives safer every day with SafetyCulture. SPONSORS ────── - SafetyCulture (https://safetyculture.com/) ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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  • August Social @ Empire

    Empire Alternacade and Events

    Join industry professionals, students and local employers for an evening of arcade games and tech banter at Empire Alternacade! Grab a beer thanks to SafetyCulture and smash your DevNQ friends at two-player Daytona! New to DevNQ? Come along and check it out! We welcome people of any experience level and background who are interested in technology and programming. Bar tab thanks to SafetyCulture (https://safetyculture.com). This is an 18+ event only. ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

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  • DevNQ Hackathon 2018

    James Cook University - Building 34

    A$5.00

    The 2018 DevNQ Hackathon brings together North Queensland's students, programmers, inventors, designers and educators for a 24 hour programming and design sprint with the goal of 'innovating education'. Find out more information at http://devnq.org/hackathon-2018/ TICKETS REQUIRED Get your tickets at EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devnq-hackathon-2018-registration-46497789139 ----- SPECIAL THANKS OUR EVENT SPONSORS - James Cook University - http://jcu.edu.au - Jetbrains - https://www.jetbrains.com/ - IT@JCU - http://it.jcu.io/ - JESI - https://jesi.io/ - Twilio - http://twilio.com - SafetyCulture - http://safetyculture.com ------ DevNQ has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Everyone is welcome, encouraged to be themselves, and has the right to feel comfortable at DevNQ events regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.