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Organizing meetups on front end, back end, devops and everything in between in the city of Antwerp. We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month.

Upcoming events (5+)

February Event at Intracto Antwerpen

Prophets

Dear members, For our February meetup we'll be visiting Intracto at the WAW building in Antwerp. We have three talks lined up for you. Joeri Claes will be talking about "Creating immersive 3D experiences in the browser", Tom Bruyneel will talk about "The place of webassembly in full-stack development" and Pieter Helsen will give his "Home Assistant for a Smarter Home" talk. Intracto is so kind to provide pizza and drinks for this evening! We hope to see you soon, Dries & Rias PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend. EVENTY We're also happy to announce Eventy, a new platform for managing your events. Eventy is currently under construction but as soon as it's ready we'll be moving with the user group to our new home. Visit https://eventy.io to subscribe to the newsletter and follow the twitter account at https://twitter.com/eventyio to be the first to know when it launches. SCHEDULE 19:00 Doors 20:00 Talks TALKS Intracto Talks by Joeri Claes & Tom Bruyneel Creating immersive 3D experiences in the browser by Joeri Claes (30 min.) In this talk we will take a deep-dive into 3D graphics on the web. We will examine what it takes to create 3D experiences like online configurators and games. We will highlight a few case studies and share some best practices to start creating these applications on your own. All of this is possible by using the computer's GPU and JavaScript. Speaker: Joeri is a front-end developer working at Intracto. He is specialised in creating immersive 3D experiences with webGL and three.js. The place of webassembly in full-stack development by Tom Bruyneel (30 min.) In this talk we look at the why and how of webassembly. We will start with some history and explore why webassembly is needed in a modern browser through some practical examples. This will highlight how webassembly works, where it shines, how you can get started with compiling code to WASM and moreover how it compares to javascript in both performance and ease of use. After this we look at the future of webassembly and its place in full-stack development and single-page frontend applications. While webassembly has been around for some time now, its use up till now mainly consisted of porting game engines and other CPU intensive algorithms. Recently new frameworks have emerged that open up webassembly to a wider public. Speaker: When still a child, my father gave me a written off Commodore 64 instead of a gameboy. Trying to improve the limited number of games on the system sparked my interest in programming, and starting with BASIC I quickly moved on to Turbo Pascal, C and eventually C++. Years later I graduated as an electronics engineer, having learned to program at the lowest level possible, the structure of the chip itself. Nowadays, I develop mostly in high level languages and cross platform frameworks. However I still occasionally like to dabble with the lower level languages and machine code optimization. WASM enables me to combine both worlds. Length: 60min Home Assistant for a Smarter Home by Pieter Helsen February 2019 I was still knee deep in renovating my home. February 2020 is proving to be different entirely. After rebuilding my home from the ground up with automation in mind, I'm able to give you an overview of what's possible and how to go about it. While there are many Home Automation systems, Home Assistant is one of the more popular systems out there. During this talk, I'll show you how to set up Home Assistant, how to quickly install integrations and how to use automations to automate your home. Speaker: From the first computer-controlled lamp I programmed nearly 20 years ago, Home Automation has always been a field of interest for me. We've come a long way since then, but I still feel Home Automation could be improved upon a lot. My focus lies on ease of use and interoperability. Length: 30min

March Event at Spilberg

Spilberg IT Dev bvba

Dear members, For our March event we have something special in store for you all. We'll be bringing you an evening of lightning talks! Expect a bunch of talks of 4-10 minutes. We're very happy to be visiting Spilberg again! Spilberg is so kind to provide use with drinks and burgers 🍔 We hope to see you soon, Dries & Rias PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend. EVENTY We're also happy to announce Eventy, a new platform for managing your events. Eventy is currently under construction but as soon as it's ready we'll be moving with the user group to our new home. Visit https://eventy.io to subscribe to the newsletter and follow the twitter account at https://twitter.com/eventyio to be the first to know when it launches. SCHEDULE 19:00 Doors Open 20:00 Start Talks TALKS Lightning Talks by Various Speakers 1) Backing up with Laravel Let's use the power of UNIX and Laravel to backup multiple servers. By Freek Van der Herten - Friendly Neighborhood Programmer 2) Smooth Scrolling Sticky ScrollSpy Navigation, a rundown. With only a few minor additions it's really easy to make the internal navigation on your webpages more delightful. By Bram Van Damme - Freelance JS / React (Native) Dev 3) User Experience Design 101 User Experience, User Interface, User Experience Designer, welcome to the world of buzzwords. We developers tend to stay away from this world and its processes. Yet, like those who fulfill these roles, we have the same end-goal in mind, a great product for our end-users. A User Experience Designer will combine the UX and UI research to get to a beautiful and useful end product. But how exactly do they get this result? In this talk, we’ll see how the UXD does their job and have a look into their process. By Kenneth Schabrechts - Independent full stack developer at Agilix 4) 3 Lessons learnt introducing Self Management at Skyscrapers Three years ago, as we were growing our cloud business, I introduced self-managing principles into our remote company. In this talk I'd like to leave you with 3 of the most important lessons (and anti-patterns) I learned. This is the Lightning™ version of a longer talk I do. By Frederik Denkens - Founder of Skyscrapers 5) WTF8 You use UTF8 every day, but do you know how it came to be? It is a curious tale, about two old men and a bunny. (No, not that sort of tale, you perv.) By Joeri Sebrechts - Digital Experience Platform architect at Digipolis Antwerp 6) Why I love SvelteJS In this talk I’ll explain why I’ve grown to love this little framework. By Johan Ronsse - UI designer 7) Using Craft CMS to power your JAMstack website Craft CMS now has a built-in GraphQL api, making it a great platform for both developers (it's very customisable and easy to grok) and content manager (the control panel UI & authoring experience are top notch). By Jan Henckens - Web/PHP developer & sysadmin at Statik.be 8) Foxtrot: A open-source computational algebra system I've been working on a CAS during the last few months and would like to show some preliminary results. By Werner Laurensse - Software engineer from Antwerp 9) WordPress is back in town! In the past, PHP has often been referred to as the "ugly duckling" of programming languages. Obviously, PHP has long evolved into the powerful and popular language it is today. Yet, it can sometimes still be hard to fend off the misconceptions. WordPress has gone through a similar ordeal. Lately, behind the scenes, it's not as old and rusty as you might expect! Used correctly, it can neatly serve some purposes. In this lightning talk, I'll share a glimpse of the coolest parts that get me excited and proud to have WordPress in my toolbox! By Koen Van den Wijngaert - Freelance consultant 10) CI/CD for mobile applications with Gitlab Howto quickly setup a CI/CD system for Android and iOS based apps with Gitlab. By Nathan Samson - Founder Lead Developer of Beeple

April Event at the ENTREPOT

the ENTREPOT

Dear members, For our April event we're visiting the ENTREPOT. We have two talks lined up for you. Maarten Van Hoof will talk about "Front End & OpenAPI" and Alexander Verbruggen will talk about "Vertically Integrated REST". We hope to see you soon, Dries & Rias PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend. EVENTY We're also happy to announce Eventy, a new platform for managing your events. Eventy is currently under construction but as soon as it's ready we'll be moving with the user group to our new home. Visit https://eventy.io to subscribe to the newsletter and follow the twitter account at https://twitter.com/eventyio to be the first to know when it launches. SCHEDULE 19:00 Doors Open 20:00 Start Talks TALKS Front End & OpenAPI: Define, generate, develop by Maarten Van Hoof As a developer, working with REST API dependencies ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. Security implications, parallel development, time or budget restrictions for writing documentation, …, in an enterprise you might not always have the ability to rely on your REST API dependencies for development, let alone for an automated testing environment. The OpenAPI ecosystem offers us solutions in the form of virtually complete independence from a REST API during development and testing. Maarten will guide you through a high-level overview of what the OpenAPI spec. is, how it can benefit front end development and how to use an automated OpenAPI mocking server in a test suite. Speaker: If I say Java, you say Script! Together with his fellow front end developers, Maarten raises ISAAC’s JavaScript and CSS bar to a whole new level. With tools such as Vue.js, Nuxt.js and OpenAPI in his proverbial tool belt, he builds modern web projects that excel in speed and usability. Maarten’s in his happy place is when he’s working on isomorphic applications, projects where one single JavaScript code base can be run on a server as well as on the client. It’s iso-morphing time! http://mrtnvh.com http://isaac.nl Length: 30min Vertically Integrated REST by Alexander Verbruggen In this talk I will focus on end-to-end REST services. From building them to securing them to optimizing them with client and server based caching. However we go beyond the backend and look at how we can consume our automatically generated swaggers in the frontend. As a final piece of the puzzle we look at REST composition which offers an alternative to GraphQL but with the advantages of REST. Speaker: Over the past 10 years Alexander has focused on finding new innovative ways to build software, breaking away from the traditional approaches. Powered by Java in the backend and VueJS in the frontend, the end result is a flexible low-code platform that massively accelerates software creation. Length: 30min

Monthly Meetup

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Past Events

January Event at Digipolis

Digipolis

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