• JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Zendesk

    It's that time again, friends! JuniorDev is back at our awesome sponsor & host Zendesk this month we'll be diving into config management and followed by 2 talks around Junior Developer jobs and interviewing! Talks ******************************* Configuration management: using code and discipline to keep your environments consistent ******************************* Speaker: Matthew Segal https://mattsegal.github.io/#automata Have you ever found a bug in prod, which wasn't caught earlier because of a missing folder, library, or file permission? It sucks! This talk goes over some practices and tools that you can use to keep your environments consistent and share knowledge with the rest of your team. Matt is a full-stack web developer who has spent several years banging his head against his keyboard (professionally). ******************************* A Recruiter's Guide to the Galaxy ******************************* Speaker: Kate Illsley How to highlight your personal brand to get that interview, then ace it. This talk is for you if you’re trying to find your first job, want to move into mid level or you’re wanting to get a promotion in your current company. Based on feedback from Junior Dev and DDD I'll be including lots of examples of what Melbourne Dev Managers look for in CVs, code tests, and how you conduct yourself throughout the process. Kate Illsley is a Senior Recruiter at Method Recruitment, specialising in Software Development. Volunteer at VIC ICT for Women working on the Grad Girl program for uni girls in STEAM. Hackathon organiser at Startup Weekend. ******************************* How To Pass A Code Challenge ******************************* Speaker: Adel Smee As an Engineering Manager at Zendesk the most impactful element of Adel's role is hiring. For people that have never interviewed for a developer role before, the code challenge part of the hiring process can be mysterious. Adel will help us pull back the curtain on How To Pass A Code Challenge. She has also been a coding teacher, lived through the startup life and also worked for Lonely Planet! ----------------------------------- See you on Wednesday!

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  • [Ticket Required] JuniorDev goes to DDD Melbourne 2019

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

    Hey JuniorDevs! 👋 We're back at the DDD Melbourne conference running another JuniorDev track! DDD Melbourne is an inclusive non-profit conference for the software community. There is also an Opportunity Program which offers scholarship tickets to those who would be unable to attend without financial assistance, or who are a member of an underrepresented group in tech. More information is available here: https://dddmelbourne.com/opportunity-program DDD Melbourne is a conference not just for developers, but for all professionals in the software industry. The goal for the conference is to create an event that is approachable and appeals to the whole community. They do this by: - Making the ticket price as low as possible ($79) - Running the event on a Saturday - Allowing anyone to submit about any software industry related topic - Having a democratically chosen agenda - Focussing on creating a safe and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome - Providing free childcare options for the duration of the main conference We hope to see you there! 🚀

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  • JuniorDev Social

    Kicks

    Hey All! 👋 It's time for another JuniorDev Social ya'll! New year, new location! Our 2019 Junior Dev Socials will be at Kicks Bar (Level 1/450 Elizabeth Street; a short walk from Melbourne Central). Come celebrate your coding wins and your losses with friends old and new! This month's amazing talks are: How not to startup ******************************* Bryce Chee Operations Analyst and Community Liaison at Stone & Chalk Got a bright idea that can change the world? Yea so do I, what that idea doesn't include are the things you have to go through to make it real. I'll tell you how I did it. Maybe learning from my mistakes can help you change your world. __________________________________ Getting A Growth Mindset ******************************* Vanessa Nimmo Graduate Developer at MYOB Everyone is talking about having a growth mindset these days, but what does that really mean, how useful is it really, and how do I get one? This talk draws on my personal journey into the growth mindset to show you what it is, why you want one, and how to get one. After spending 17 years as a musician and music teacher, Vanessa recently changed careers into software development, starting in a grad program in February of this year. She is excited to build software that makes a difference in people's lives. __________________________________ Flutter Mobile Development Preview ******************************* Mike Hughes & Kim Nguyen We'll preview what Flutter development is all about, why its become so popular so fast and where its headed. __________________________________ A big thanks to our sponsor IRESS for providing nibbles on the night! 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

    It's that time again, friends! JuniorDev is back at our awesome sponsor & host Zendesk this month with a night of Tech Talks! Talks ******************************* Cre8ive Coding ******************************* Speaker: Retno Widyanti - @sailorwhom How to express yourself through your code: you too can be an artist! iOS developer @ Deloitte Digital. Third culture kid. She loves education, space, unicorns & dessert. Volunteer @ Robogals APAC. ******************************* Keys to the AirBnB ******************************* Speaker: Jordan Kueh - @jordankueh How hard is it to plan accommodation for a holiday, really? There’s no place like the homepage, and a look behind the curtains of the AirBnB website tells some interesting stories… Jordan is a Systems Engineer / Lunatic at REA Group, and occasionally uses his skills in a manner best described as 'chaotic good'. ******************************* Supercharge your development experience using Visual Studio Code ******************************* Speaker: Archit Kejariwal In this talk, I’ll go over some really cool features in Visual Studio Code which is one of the most popular IDEs today. However, few realise how customisable it can be! I’ll share some cool plugins, some neat tips and tricks that can enhance the modern developer’s coding experience. Experience using any code editor would be helpful to follow along but is not necessary. Archit is a Developer at Shine Solutions. Passionate about all things IoT. Cloud Champion mentor @ CoderDojo Melbourne.

  • JuniorDev Social

    Kicks

    Hey All! It's time for another JuniorDev Social ya'll! New year, new location! Our first 2019 Junior Dev Social will be at Kicks Bar (Level 1/450 Elizabeth Street - it's a short walk from Melbourne Central ;) ). Come celebrate your coding wins and your losses with friends old and new! This month's amazing talks are: Photos which made me a better Software Engineer. ******************************* Jesse Cameron - @iamjessecam Software Engineer at Localz You wouldn't expect there to a large intersection between coding and photography. But in the two years of being both a Software Engineer and an amateur photographer, Jesse has spotted a few. In this talk, he walks you through some of the ways his pursuit of photography has 'taught' him to be a better Software Engineer. Using AWS for your Portfolio/Side Projects ******************************* Nathalia Tan Developer Creativity struggles in the tech industry ******************************* James Formica - @thesillyjames UI Developer at REA Group Whether it's dealing with perfectionism, imposter syndrome, or even burn out, being creative is difficult at the best of times. I'll share my struggles as well as how I overcame it with a mentality shift. (Note: a funny story is included at the end) A big thanks to our sponsor IRESS for providing nibbles on the night! 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

    It's that time again, friends! JuniorDev is back at our awesome sponsor & host Zendesk this month with a night of Tech Talks! Talks ===== Pei Shi Yong Talk: Introduction to Kubernetes and Minikube Bio: Pei Shi is a full stack developer, lover of stuffed animals and a hobby seamstress. She works at Zendesk and hacks on Ruby, JS, Clojure etc. When not coding, she hunts the fabric stores of Brunswick for the finest materials. ---- Bec Martin Talk: Package management: Everything you need to know in six languages Bio: Bec is Head of Developer Relations at MessageMedia. She works at the intersection of government, startups, and technology. She has worked on a variety of different projects for both enterprise and SME clients as a technology consultant, and mobile apps developer. She draws on her broad range of experiences and insight as a consultant and policy adviser in product, strategy and innovation. At MessageMedia, she is an advocate for developers who use MessageMedia’s global messaging solutions to build amazing products that make a difference. ---- Ojas Chimane Talk: Overview of Supernova Studio Bio: Hey guys, I am from Mumbai, India. I have worked as a Mobile Application Developer on Android and iOS platforms. Currently, I am studying Masters of IT at Monash. I enjoy discussing new tech with friends and colleagues.

  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Zendesk

    Summer and 2019 are here and JuniorDev is finally back to help you cool off with our super cool sponsor and host Zendesk. We will be hosting the usual tech and career talks with pizza, good times, and a healthy dose of learning. We have an amazing bunch of speakers for January so watch this space! 👀 Talks ===== Aaron Job Talk: D is for Dependency Inversion Aaron began programming professionally over 13 years ago, but it was not until 2013 that he realised that he was somewhat of a hack. The talk will be about Dependency Inversion one of the five SOLID principles of object-oriented design, and its foundation In his opinion. He wants to introduce you to SOLID as he believes it helped him become less of a hack. Background: It all started at age 10 with an Amstrad 80386SX and a book. That book Computer Space-games made no sense to that 10-year-old but it kicked started an obsession with programming. Nowadays he is a Specialist Manager at Deloitte Digital where he builds websites and applications for large clients. Currently, he is overseeing the building a set of white-labelled applications for a Government agency. In his spare time, he blogs about different programming subjects and builds lots of APIs, off the computer he is an avid maintainer of an aquaponic system. ---- Selena Small Talk: Breaking Builds & Breaking Bones Whether your endeavor is to become a software engineer or a professional kickboxer, you’ll be faced with a number of obstacles and challenges. Having never opened a terminal or thrown a punch before, I’ll share how I overcame some of the biggest hurdles of my life in the pursuit of changing career paths into software development and of becoming a Nak Muay Ying (female Muay Thai boxer). Bio: I am a full-stack software developer at Fresho! in Melbourne. Two and a half years ago, I was running a restaurant, teaching myself to write code and learning how to throw the perfect punch. Life is a balance of being active, being competitive and writing beautiful code ---- Amir Moghimi Talk: Why you need an S-Curve career path As you progress through your professional career, you will face challenging questions, such as "should I leave my current company or stay here for a few more years?" or "should I change my area of focus from development to this new thing called devops?" In my short talk, I try to give you a frame of mind so that you can find good answers to these questions in order to achieve your best potential without a lot of trial and error. Bio: Amir is an experienced software engineer and team builder who is currently CTO of Ellenex, a startup in IoT. He is passionate about design, development and operations of highly scalable software systems based on microservices in the cloud. He is also a part-time husband and father who enjoys spending time with his family when work allows.

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  • JuniorDev Code & Tell - Tech Talk Night

    Zendesk

    Summertime is almost here and JuniorDev is back at our awesome sponsor and host Zendesk this month with a night of technical talks for you to kick-back and relax with! ☀️🌆🏖 Our speakers for November are... Ben Theunissen - Software Engineer at REA Group 🏠 Bio — Ben is a Software Engineer at REA Group, passionate about data engineering, functional programming, and most of all, building software that works. Talk - The Power of Types. — Type systems aren't often thought about as the most exciting topic surrounding modern programming languages, but perhaps that should change. Using types to your advantage, rather than fighting against them, can greatly aid in catching bugs before they appear in your code and assist with modelling your business domain. Tejas Cherukara Talk - Terraforming the cloud — Explore infrastructure as code and the Hashicorp Terraform tool to provision, update and manage your servers and / or clusters. Sabrina Swatee - Graduate Developer at Xero 📒 Bio Sabrina is a graduate developer at Xero, enjoys Front end work (minus the css) and trying to learn back end! Talk __ A little intro of my journey into tech, and mostly about what characteristic changes one should be ready to adopt as transforming into a developer. Looking forward to seeing all your faces there!

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  • JuniorDev Does HacktoberFest 2018

    Zendesk

    This night is all about getting your hands dirty, so make sure you bring your own laptop/tablet/coding machine! Welcome to the second edition of JuniorDev’s Hacktoberfest night! What will you do?! Get your Open Source on! You'll contribute Pull Requests to various Open Source projects, and light up your Github profile contribution graph! Boom! What is Hacktoberfest? Hacktoberfest (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com) is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean, GitHub & Twillio. If you open five Pull Requests in public GitHub repos between October 1 and October 31, you’ll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. There will be plenty of mentors available to help you craft the ultimate Pull Request, or help get you started if you’ve never contributed before. Git mastery not required. We’ll have a range of different projects that we think are good candidates for contributions and first timers, so you can jump right in and get contributing! Thank you to Xero for sponsoring the food and to Zendesk for sponsoring the event space!

  • JuniorDev Social

    Loop

    Hey All! It's time for another JuniorDev Social ya'll! Come celebrate your coding wins and your losses with friends old and new! This month's amazing talks are: Git. WTF is it doing anyway? ******************************* Erin Zimmer Senior Developer and Thought Leader at Shine Solutions Erin is a senior developer working at the Shine Solutions in Australia. She has over ten years experience working in software development, but largely in languages nobody has ever heard of, like Model 204. If you see her at a meetup, she’ll probably be the one knitting. Enterprise IT Sociopath Bingo ********************************* Andy Marks Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks Technology is very rarely the trickiest problem software engineers have to solve: more often than not, the key issues are with the people rather than the bits. Building the soft skills needed to thrive in complex sociopolitical environments cannot start early enough in your career. This talk will help the audience identify common sets of sociopathic behaviour and prepare to copy successfully in such environments. Enterprise IT organisations (think telcos, banks, insurance companies, utility companies) are huge employers within the IT industry in Australia. Many of us will work in one of these places at some point over our career. And if you spend enough time around these sorts of organisations you find yourself meeting similar types of people, many of which demonstrate some degree of what could be sociopathy. This talk will identify a number of these types, describe how to spot them, and suggest possible methods for dealing with them. https://github.com/andeemarks https://twitter.com/andee_marks A big thanks to our sponsor IRESS for providing nibblies on the night! 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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