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This will be a hybrid meeting night. We'll start with three 15min lightning talks followed by Jon's talk (details below). So we're looking for people to fill these three slots. It's a great way to dip you toes into giving talks in front of a friendly audience, so please contact us to book a slot. Note: it will be a virtual evening.
John Kilmister with Azure static web apps.
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Jon's talk description:
Some code is mostly self-contained, working purely with computations. Full applications tend to have to integrate with other systems, however - and some applications do very little other than gluing together multiple systems. Sometimes that's been seen in a negative light within the development community, and unfairly so - these integrations provide huge amounts of value.
Pre-pandemic, Jon spent a huge amount of time writing code to interact with his drum kit - and then other instruments, providing a rich configuration editing experience. Within the pandemic, he found opportunities to help his local church to reduce some of the friction introduced in remote worship services, and then explore post-pandemic possibilities. In this talk, Jon will explore some of the lessons he's learned interacting with a diverse array of hardware devices, as well his experiences of building user interfaces as someone who really doesn't have UI design skills. Hopefully some of the joy and fun of integration will rub off too, and you'll be encouraged to find opportunities to make a big difference with a small amount of integration.