Learnings from a Junior Developer && The Almighty JAMstack

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New Station Street · Leeds, LS1 4JB

How to find us

Head outside of the train station entrance, where you'll see M&S. As you come out of the station, Platform entrance is on your right. Let the receptionist guide you to our space!

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What we'll do

Leeds Frontend welcome all to this free event. Come along for a good time, listen to some interesting talks and mingle with fellow like minded people over some food.

Talk 1- Encouraging the Future: Learnings from a Junior Developer
Pauline Narvas, Digital Engineering Graduate (@paulienuh)

Today I will be sharing my key learnings since that first day as a developer-intern-doing-a-biomedical-sciences-degree to today, as a digital engineering graduate 3 years on - from both an individual and organisational POV. My aim is to shed some light on the importance of cultivating an environment that welcomes newbies (or as I like to call them - the future…)

Talk 2- The Almighty JAMstack
Jamie Bradley Founder of Endeavour Digital (@jamiebradley234)

Front End Development has changed dramatically over the last few years thanks to browsers becoming more advanced and the rise of powerful JavaScript libraries like React. As front end engineers, we can do so much with our web apps, we can now say goodbye to the monolithic days and create abstracted front end layers! If we need some moving parts? No problem! We can use APIs to perform any database actions we need. If we need that extra layer of server side code we can use serverless functions without the need for a dedicated web server, oh, and we can host our front end without a web server too!

We call this architecture JAMstack and in this talk I’ll be talking about the JAMstack movement, how you can use JAMstack in your projects, where it has been used at scale and the very positive impact it has made! If the demo Gods are on my side then we’ll take a look at some live examples and how you can use a hosting service called Netlify to effectively host your JAMstack websites/web apps.

18:30 – Turn up, do some networking
19:00 – Learnings from a Junior Developer- Pauline Narvas
19:20 – Job pitches (from anyone!)
19:25 – Break for food and networking
19:40 – The Almighty JAMstack -Jamie Bradley
20:10- Off to the pub!

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//Transition Partners
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recruitment, they are a Leeds based Consultancy who are open,
honest and transparent. The team are enthusiastic, passionate
“people” people who have candidates best interests at heart. For
more info head to Transition-Partners.co.uk

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