• JuniorDev Open Source Day 2020

    Online event

    This time we'll be hosting a code-together event on Zoom and also be streaming some talks on our Twitch Channel (https://www.twitch.tv/juniordev_io).

    Be sure to join the JuniorDev Slack as we will be using it as part of the event. We're also looking for mentors to help out for the day, so please reach out to us on email, Twitter, or Slack. Join us at 2pm AEST (VIC / NSW / TAS / ACT), 1:30pm ACST (SA / NT), 11am AWST (WA) or anywhere in the world! 🌏

    Here's thee plan!
    2:00pm: Introductions
    2:05pm: First Speaker (Richard Barsha) + Q&A
    2:35pm: Second Speaker (Michelle Mannering) + Q&A
    3:00pm: Breakout rooms – intro to git & hacking on projects together
    4:30pm: Event end

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  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Online event

    JuniorDev Melbourne is back in as an Online Edition!

    Due to COVID-19, JuniorDev is bringing Code & Tell to your screens from the comfort & safety of your own home. So grab yourself a drink and some nibbles, sit tight, relax and hit play on our stream at 6pm.

    Special shoutout to Jordan from ZeroCube https://zerocube.com.au/ for making the livestream possible!

    This Month's Talks:

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    Flash Intro to the Data Analytics Cycle
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    Speaker: Ramon Perez

    All of the best developers know the importance of continuous learning, to become more valuable and more employable. In this session, enhance your current skill-set by gaining insight into the end-to-end data analytics cycle, which can help you structure, curate, personalise and optimise your website content to create a better user experience.

    In this flash intro, Ramon will touch on the full data analytics cycle - from identifying and understanding the issue, to preparing and analysing the data, then on to data visualization and reporting the results. Are you ready to harness the power of data?

    Ramon is a data scientist & instructor at Coder Academy & a research associate at INSEAD. He works at the intersection of education, data science, and research in the areas of entrepreneurship and strategy. He has previously worked in consumer behaviour and development economics research in professional and academic settings helping multinational companies understand their customers better and developing new methods to study the levels of financial literacy across the globe. Ramon holds a BSc in Economics, Finance and Marketing, and an MA in Economics.

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    Social Engineering & OSINT for Good
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    Speaker: Yianna Paris

    Take a peek into the world of a social engineer who uses Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering, and how valuable information can be uncovered in just a short conversation. Some high level techniques will be discussed, as well as ways to pivot to gain more information. We'll explore a few ways these skills can be used for good to help protect individuals and companies, and perhaps go as far as changing a life.

    Yianna Paris is a Software Engineer in Security @ SEEK

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    We will have a sli.do link up closer to date for you to submit your questions to our speaker.
    We'll be on twitter as well: @juniordev_io #CodeAndTell

    Agenda:
    5:45pm Get yourselves ready with a drinks & nibbles
    6:00pm First speaker
    6:30pm Second speaker
    7:15pm Event finishes

    See you there ☺️

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  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Online event

    JuniorDev Melbourne is back in as an Online Edition!

    Due to COVID-19, JuniorDev is bringing Code & Tell to your screens from the comfort & safety of your own home. So grab yourself a drink and some nibbles, sit tight, relax and hit play on our stream at 6pm.

    Special shoutout to Jordan from ZeroCube https://zerocube.com.au/ for making the livestream possible!

    This Month's Talks:

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    Introduction to Blockchain & Ethereum using Truffle
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    Speaker: Sirani McNeill

    Sirani McNeill is an RMIT Diploma graduate in IT (equiv. bootcamp) who has experience in software engineering in the fields of blockchain, cybersecurity and event management. Sirani was fortunate enough last year to be a Devcon 5 Scholar to Osaka, Japan with 50 other candidates from around the world. Currently, Ethereum Foundation is currently recruiting for Devcon 6 Scholars for the conference next year in Bogota, Columbia. Sirani's interest in blockchain and cybersecurity is in blockchain smart contract security protocols. Sirani also loves event management roles to do with both festivals and tech.

    I am currently seeking remote work in junior tech positions but also have my own startup hustle as a co-founder which is about cyber security. Cyber Quantum is an education platform for SMB to be cyber aware and we are looking for full-stack developers (unpaid with perks) and BA/QA/Testing for this role. Please get in touch if interested. I am also starting an initiative of my own, called APAC Neurodiversity Hub which is about disabilities and just need front-end/back-end developers to help with the site to make it more accessible (UX/Human Design Thinking)

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    Building a Developer-Friendly Bank API
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    Speaker: Andrei Gridnev

    Andrei will tell you the story about how Up engineers designed and built the public API. You’ll find out what interesting technical decisions Up API is built on, what makes it different, and what you can build with it.

    Andrei is a Senior Developer @ Up Banking / Ferocia, he is a former Senior Developer @ Envato and has been a software engineer since 2003.

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    We will have a sli.do link up closer to date for you to submit your questions to our speaker.
    We'll be on twitter as well: @juniordev_io #CodeAndTell

    Agenda:
    5:45pm Get yourselves ready with a drinks & nibbles
    6:00pm First speaker
    6:30pm Second speaker
    7:15pm Event finishes

    See you there ☺️

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  • JuniorDev Social – Quiz & Happy Hour!

    Online event

    Hey All! 👋

    🚀 This is our first ever virtual JD Social! We're trying out a new format this time around – happy hour socialising and a quiz!

    Jump onto our zoom call where we'll be chit-chatting about how things are going, and then we'll be running a tech & general knowledge quiz! Up for grabs are a bunch of Amazon gift cards for the winners 🏆

    All JuniorDev events are covered by our code of conduct. You can find it here: https://github.com/juniordevio/community_docs/blob/master/Code_Of_Conduct.md

  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Online event

    JuniorDev Melbourne is back in as an Online Edition!

    Due to COVID-19, JuniorDev is bringing Code & Tell to your screens from the comfort & safety of your own home. So grab yourself a drink and some nibbles, sit tight, relax and hit play on our stream at 6pm.

    Special shoutout to Jordan from ZeroCube https://zerocube.com.au/ for making the livestream possible!

    This Month's Talk:

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    Going Serverless on AWS
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    Speaker: Patrick Brett

    Cloud computing revolutionised tech, and serverless is revolutionising the cloud. But what is serverless computing, and how can we make the most of it as developers? Patrick gives us some background and live demos in this talk - no cloud experience necessary.

    Patrick works as a full stack developer at Brieft, a Melbourne based design startup, using TypeScript, React, GraphQL and AWS to build a cutting-edge SaaS product on a small team. Through this and his previous work at a San Francisco based location-tech company, he has developed a variety of cloud skills and found them to be one of his most valuable assets. In this talk Patrick aims to set the context for how the cloud got to where it is, why serverless computing is important and how developers can get started building and deploying applications, no servers required.

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    We will have a sli.do link up closer to date for you to submit your questions to our speaker.
    We'll be on twitter as well: @juniordev_io #CodeAndTell

    Agenda:
    5:45pm Get yourselves ready with a drinks & nibbles.
    6:00pm Livestream starts
    6:40pm Q&A
    7:00pm Event finishes

    See you there ☺️

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  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Online event

    JuniorDev Melbourne is back in as an Online Edition!

    Due to COVID-19, JuniorDev is bringing Code & Tell to your screens from the comfort & safety of your own home. So grab yourself a drink and some nibbles, sit tight, relax and hit play on our stream at 6pm.

    Special shoutout to Jordan from ZeroCube https://zerocube.com.au/ for making the livestream possible!

    This Month's Talk:

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    Intro to Machine Learning on Google Codelab
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    Speaker: Bac Trach Dam

    Bac is currently working full-time as frontend developer at a medical start-up and part-time as a pharmacist. He started his transition from pharmacy to IT at Swinburne University of Technology, where he had the opportunity to participate in a Machine Learning research project. Enthralled by what he has learnt, he is bringing his knowledge of Machine Learning to Junior Devs and sharing with those who are interested in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through his code-and-tell talk, entitled Fundamentals of Machine Learning. He aims to raise interest in this rapidly growing field and establish a starting point for newcomers.

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    We will have a sli.do link up closer to date for you to submit your questions to our speaker.
    We'll be on twitter as well: @juniordev_io #CodeAndTell

    Agenda:
    5:45pm Get yourselves ready with a drinks & nibbles.
    6:00pm Livestream starts
    6:40pm Q&A
    7:00pm Event finishes

    See you there ☺️

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  • JuniorDev Social

    Kicks

    Hey All! 👋

    It's time for another JuniorDev Social!
    Come celebrate your coding wins and your losses with friends old and new!

    🚀This is our first social of the year 2020, and we have ⚡️2 lightning talks on the night!

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    Pair programming - If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
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    Speaker: Emily Hoang
    @nhung-hoang-0788b19a

    Pair programming is not as simple as “2 people working at a single computer”. It is a very collaborative way of working and involves a lot of communication. It is vital for collaborative teamwork and high-quality software.
    After this talk, you will have a good overview of different practical approaches to pair programming, what the goals are, and how to deal with the challenges that can keep us from those goals.
    The talk is ideally for people who are looking to get started with pairing, or looking to get better at it. It also helps you understand why pair programming is good for your software and your team, and give you some ideas about what to improve.
    Emily is a Junior Developer @ThoughtWorks - a global IT consultancy.

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    Know thyself
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    Speaker: Matt Green

    Working in software engineering isn’t just about cutting code, automation and flawless delivery of features to users. To be truly happy in what we do, we need to bring our ‘best and authentic selves’ to work every day. How can we establish our values, non-negotiables and goals to turbo-charge growth and create meaning every day.

    Matt Green is the Head of Delivery - Market Data @ IRESS.
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    A big thanks to our sponsor IRESS for providing nibbles on the night!
    https://www.iress.com/

    All JuniorDev events are covered by our code of conduct. You can find it here: https://github.com/juniordevio/community_docs/blob/master/Code_Of_Conduct.md

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  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Zendesk

    JuniorDev Melbourne is back for 2020! Let's ring in the new year at our awesome sponsor & host Zendesk with some awesome tech talks. 🎉

    Our fantastic talks for the night are as follows:

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    Azure Machine Learning Studio: Zero code solutions
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    Speaker: Akanksha Malik
    @akankshamalik96

    Artificial Intelligence is growing at an unprecedented rate today. The availability of data and compute resources is making AI more accessible to everyone. Azure Machine Learning Studio provides a comprehensive platform for all skill levels – whether you have never created any ML models before or are an experienced data scientist. We will go through the overall platform with a focus on Designer and AutoML. These features were created as a no-code, visual drag and drop authoring interface to make these new advances in AI more readily available and accessible to everyone – regardless of your background. We will be going through an end to end demo on how to create and use a solution on these platforms.

    Akanksha is a junior Data Scientist at Telstra Purple. After studying Financial Maths and Actuarial Science at UCC, Ireland, she realised she wanted to work with people as well as numbers. At Telstra Purple, she is working with clients to help them solve problems by making more informed decisions with data. She is a firm believer of diversity and inclusivity. She loves machine learning, and that it is becoming more accessible to everyone. She is an avid advocate for women in STEM and is currently a director of Women Who Code Melbourne.

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    How to succeed at your first software developer job
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    Speaker: Andrei Gridnev
    @andreigridnev

    How to get up-to-speed sooner, establish good relationship with colleagues, become an effective team-member and avoid typical mistakes that even not-so-junior developers make when starting at a new job.

    Andrei is a Senior Developer @ Up Banking / Ferocia, he is a former Senior Developer @ Envato and has been a software engineer since 2003.

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    On-Device Machine Learning: Core ML & Create ML for your next app!
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    Speaker: James Dale
    @_JamesDale

    Mobile devices are getting ever more powerful. With incredible performance capabilities now at our fingertips, machine-learning mobile applications are on the rise. Within the Apple ecosystem, Create ML and Core ML technologies allow developers to build realtime, personalised experiences that run on-device and leverage powerful hardware technology including the Apple Neural Engine. The technology allows you to create limitless experiences, including experiences incorporating image, sound, text, motion, and tabular data. In this talk we will go over some of these technology offerings and how you can leverage them to create compelling experiences.

    James has just completed a twelve month internship in the Core Machine Learning team at Apple in California. Having been programming since the age of six, James has a passion for creating technology and tooling for everybody to be able to express their creativity and enable coding for everyone. He has completed his VCE and has worked at technology companies in Melbourne.

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    See you there ☺️

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  • JuniorDev End of Year Celebration – Talks & Quiz!

    Hey All! 👋

    As the year draws to a close we thought it would be a great opportunity to get together and celebrate 2019.

    We'll be hearing from two speakers - watch this space - and running our first-ever JuniorDev quiz!

    A big thanks to our sponsor IRESS for providing nibbles on the night, and to REA for sponsoring some quiz prizes! 🤫

    All JuniorDev events are covered by our code of conduct. You can find it here https://github.com/juniordevio/community_docs/blob/master/Code_Of_Conduct.md

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    Why writing testable code matters
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    Nancy Do
    @n_u_do

    Writing the tests can be often an afterthought, or sometimes not even a thought at all for developers. I joined a React and React native team that had no written tests for the native side but had extensive testing for web. I’ll be talking about the challenges and tradeoffs of what happened when we started our journey of writing tests for our native platform, and how we learned the hard way; why writing testable code matters.

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    Nancy Do is an associate developer at Seek on the Jora team, working with React and React Native. After discovering the wonders of coding in one of her Science classes at University, she made the move to pursue a career in tech. Nancy is passionate about encouraging and empowering young girls and women into the tech industry through her involvement in CS in Schools, an industry-supported program providing assistance to teachers for teaching code, as well as Camp Seek, a bootcamp allowing young girls to gain exposure to the various careers available in the tech industry. She is representing DevOps Girls in a lightning talk at TConf.

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    Creating trash projects
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    Daniel Mastrowicz

    This is not a talk about green energy, garbage collection or my bad experiences in projects. This is a talk about the importance of you creating projects that you shouldn’t upload to Github, shouldn’t tell your friends/colleagues about and shouldn’t bring up in interviews. These are the projects that will help you most during your career as a Developer.

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    Daniel Mastrowicz is a developer at Xero with years (recently plural) of experience as a programmer/developer. He doesn’t really contribute to open source and is interested in board and non-board games and also relearning the piano.

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  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Zendesk

    It's that time again, friends! JuniorDev is back at our awesome sponsor & host Zendesk for another month of tech talks.

    We have three fantastic speakers which will be announced shortly – watch this space!

    See you there ☺️

    This month's talks are:

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    Making an app in 30 minutes: What is SwiftUI?
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    Speaker: Sam Wright
    @samywamy10

    Getting to Docklands in the morning used to be a huge struggle. Which platform do I go to at Flinders Street to get to Southern Cross? Well, wonder no more. In this talk, we will go from a blank project to a published app with live train departure information in just half an hour, using SwiftUI's new declarative syntax for iOS user interfaces.

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    Sam is a graduate developer at Telstra Purple where he currently works within the Managed Services team providing sustained engineering for a range of customers. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Informatics & Computation Advanced (Honours) degree.

    He not only enjoys coding but media production as well - running his company Technologetic. He is also the face of the Technologetic YouTube channel - feel free to like and subscribe!

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    Levelling up your reality
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    Speaker: Yianna Paris
    @yiannaparis

    What's the difference between Augmented and Virtual Reality? Are there any use-cases beyond video games? I'm here to answer these questions and more! As a Digital Media Designer turned full stack dev, mixed reality has really helped me intertwine these worlds. We'll explore real-life projects that are helping people with accessibility, student works and exploring art in a new way. I'll talk about how excited and how frustrating it is working with experimental hardware. I'll even bring a Microsoft HoloLens along so you can discover it for yourself!

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    Yianna is a Full Stack Developer and a Mixed Reality Mage. She is currently tutoring subject Mixed Reality at RMIT in collaboration with Microsoft using HoloLens, and also the President of RMIT SWITCH (Society of Women in Information Technology)

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    Containers, Docker and You
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    Speaker: Michael Carino

    Containers, Docker, K8S,... What even is any of this stuff? The world of containers is a buzzword-laden miasma! But Michael's here to hopefully demystify some of it for you and lay down some best practice to set you off on the path to containerized glory.

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    See you on Wednesday!