• Breaking Into The Tech Industry Through Mobile

    Doors open at 5:30, presentation will start at 6pm. Food will be provided. Talk details: Allow me to walk you through the process of how I became a android developer in the Milwaukee area. How, if you work hard and truly are dedicated to something, you can accomplish almost everything with the correct amount of patience. From there I talk in detail about the best mobile practices and what are some of the first things you should do when developing a mobile application. Presenter info: My name is Nicholas Rutherford, an android developer who recently obtain an associate's degree in software development. I embrace every new challenge and take pride in learning new resources by being adaptable and punctual in everything I accomplish. When I am not doing android development, I am most likely traveling and or; hangout with friends and family.

  • An Introduction to Kotlin for Android Developers

    Doors open at 5:30, presentation will start at 6pm. Food will be provided. If you're a skilled Java/Android developer, learning the basics of Kotlin is already extremely easy by just jumping into it on your own. In this talk, Roland Ryan will not be going over the all of the basics, but instead will be walking through a few of the things he wishes he knew about Kotlin before diving into it himself. Roland Ryan is an Android Engineer at Noble Applications. A self-taught Android developer, he has taken numerous Android app projects from zero lines of code to the Play Store in the last few years, and worked on many more already existing apps.

  • Conference Proposal Writing Workshop

    Bendyworks

    The first step in speaking at a conference is submitting a proposal. We've opened a Call for Proposals (CFP) for DevFest WI and want you to come speak! (See the CFP at https://devfestwi.com/blog/posts/call-for-proposals/.) If you don't have any experience submitting to conferences come learn some best practices for writing abstracts you can use for DevFest WI (or any other conference).

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  • Flutter mobile app development study jam

    Bendyworks

    "Flutter is Google’s portable UI toolkit for building beautiful, native applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase." Come learn how to make cross platform mobiles that are fast and look good. This is an intro class that will introduce you to the Dart programming language and the Flutter SDK. Requirements: - Computer - Flutter SDK installed https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/install - iOS emulator or Android simulator installed - Editor installed https://flutter.dev/docs/get-started/editor?tab=vscode If you have any issues getting the requirements setup, please send Pearl and Abraham a message. Space is limited and lunch will be provided so please keep your RSVP accurate.

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  • I/O Extended 2019 Madison

    Bendyworks

    Welcome to I/O Extended 2019! Join us for a presentation from Abraham Williams covering all the important announcements from Google's annual developer conference. Agenda: 5:30pm: Doors open 5:45pm: Food and networking 6:00pm: Welcome & presentation 7:00pm: Prizes

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  • TypeScript + React

    Propeller Health

    This talk will encompass some reasons for choosing to work with these technologies, the benefits they provide as an application scales, and a demonstration of certain aspects of working with both React and TypeScript in a production-capable way. Jacob Roufa Currently the Lead Web Developer at Clinton Electronics, Jacob has been building solutions on the web for over 12 years. Over half of his career has been focused on JavaScript and related technologies. In his spare time he plays in several music projects, enjoys camping in his VW bus, and spending time with his family. Food will be provided and presentation starts at 6:00. Note: The Propeller Health office is in the US bank building. Please use the main entrance at 1 S Pinckney St and take the elevator to the 6th floor. After 6:30 PM, the building will be locked for entry (but you can still get out!).

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  • IWD Global Diversity CFP Day Workshop

    Bendyworks

    Are you a member of an underrepresented or marginalised group? Have you always wanted to become a tech conference speaker? Let 2019 be the year that you make that dream a reality! Join GDG Madison and Madison Women in Tech in celebrating International Women's Day (https://www.womentechmakers.com/iwd19) and Global CFP Diversity Day! (https://www.globaldiversitycfpday.com/) New speakers, come and work on a proposal for your first (or second) conference talk. Experienced speakers, come help future tech speakers with their proposals. Dedicated childcare is not provided however this event is kid friendly and they are welcome to come along. By coming to this event you agree to abide by the GDG code of conduct: https://gdgmadison.com/coc

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  • Lightning ⚡️ talks

    Bendyworks

    We are going to change things up a little bit for the February event. Instead of a single long presentation we want you, the community, to be the star ⭐️. Lightning talks: Speaker: Pitt Fagan Bio: Data Scientist at Zendesk, organizer of the BigDataMadison meetup. Topic: Quick spin around BigQueryML, a beta product in GCP. Speaker: Bradyn Glines Bio: Bradyn is a senior developer at Bendyworks specializing in Rails and JavaScript. Topic: Rails JavaScript model deletion events using Webpacker instead of the the jQuery UJS library in the Asset Pipeline. Speaker: Anne Asher Bio: Anne Asher is a movement educator with nearly 30 years’ experience, and a certified office ergonomic specialist. Topic: At the desk holistic experiences for relieving pain, improving posture and clarifying mental focus. Speaker: Lauren Sichterman Bio: Lauren works on the Digital Innovation development team at American Family Insurance, with a focus on AWS and conversational chatbots. Topic: A brief overview of Dialogflow’s machine learning conversational chatbot tool. Speaker: Abraham Williams Bio: Senior Developer at Bendyworks and GDG Madison organizer Topic: Intro to Polymer's LitElement base class for creating fast, lightweight web components.

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  • It's a Wonderful Web!

    Bendyworks

    The web is a wonderful platform offering a dizzying number of APIs and features that you can leverage in your apps. Come learn about the coolest current and upcoming web APIs you've never heard of. We'll show you some new ways to use the platform and give you a peek at some developing standards. Presented by Abraham and Pearl. Doors open at 5:30; presentation starts at 6:00.

  • Flutter Live 2018 Viewing Party

    Bendyworks

    Join us for Flutter Live (https://developers.google.com/events/flutter-live/) on December 4th to experience the latest from Flutter, Google’s free and open source SDK for building high-quality native iOS and Android apps from a single codebase. Presented from the Science Museum in London, we are playing the recorded announcement with pizza.

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