• LeicesterJS - November Meetup - JS in CSS: The magic of Houdini

    LeicesterJS is back for another tech (and pizza) filled evening. Connect with local developers and listen to talks by industry leaders and experts. This month we have a talk entitled "JS in CSS: The magic of Houdini" by Laura Gonzalez. Laura is a software developer at Facebook (and before that, Guardian & The Next Web). She loves all things Javascript and CSS and in her free time, she can be seen doing pointless NPM modules or feeding squirrels at the park. Here is a summary of what you can expect from this talk: What is Houdini? What can it do? Can it do anything for me? A quick walk through some of the APIS the new Houdini CSS WG has been working on and how to use them, with some live coding sprinkled in But wait! There is more! LeicesterJS Stickers will be up for grabs! Come down and get yourself one! The scheduled start is 7 pm, with food and refreshments at 7:30 pm, followed by networking and general discussion with a scheduled end time of around 8:30 pm. Afterwards, we will be heading to Manhattans round the corner for a drink or two! Intro Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Uau2mx9WDqe6XY7pr5AyzJxFg88CUMN46Irh-0mQwMY/edit?usp=sharing ------------------------------------------- You can look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://leicesterjs.org/slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietary requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ------------------------------------------- This is a free event thanks to our lovely sponsors: CloudCall - https://cloudcall.com HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor PixelBits

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  • LeicesterJS - October Meetup - SEO and the Javascript Landscape

    LeicesterJS is back for another tech (and pizza) filled evening. Connect with local developers and listen to talks by industry leaders and expert. This month, we've got Edd Wilson from Impression Digital about SEO and the Javascript Landscape. The rise in Javascript and Google's rendering capability has lead to Javascript frameworks failing in search. Edd will run through how Googlebot works, what websites heavily utilising JS can do and the clients that he's helped. SEO is something we often don't like to think about as developers but is critical for clients. This is one you won't want to miss! But wait! There is more! LeicesterJS Stickers will be up for grabs! Come down and get yourself one! Scheduled start is 7pm, with food and refreshments at 7:30pm, followed by networking and general discussion with a scheduled end time of around 8:30pm. ------------------------------------------- Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://leicesterjs.org/slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietry requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ------------------------------------------- This is a free event thanks to our lovely sponsors: CloudCall - https://cloudcall.com HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor PixelBits

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  • LeicesterJS - Drinks & Social - September

    The Rutland & Derby Arms

    LeicesterJS is back - sorta! This month, we're not having our usual meetup and instead are meeting at the Rutland & Derby Arms for drinks and a bit of discussion and socializing - so you can get your Tech fix on our "off" month. This is an official "unofficial" meetup ๐Ÿ˜ I (Josh) won't be there, but there will be plenty of other friendly LeicesterJS regulars there to chat with. There won't be any talks this month, but we'll be back to normal in October. Feel free to come on down and grab a pint (of your choosing) ๐Ÿป Until then, see you in September! If you have any questions about this event, please speak to use on slack (https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack) or email me privately at [masked] - and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

  • LeicesterJS - August Meetup - Design & Non-Technical

    LeicesterJS is back for another tech (and pizza) filled evening. Connect with local developers and listen to talks by industry leaders and expert. We have two fantastic talks to look forward to this week. First up we have, โ€A mostly non technical talk about building softwareโ€ by Joshua Graham, Host of the podcast Getting Apps Done Listen as Joshua dives into how the ways we currently look for and judge developers (and ourselves!) are wrong and arenโ€™t giving us an accurate picture of the people behind the keyboards. Itโ€™s our journey that makes us unique; a myriad small things that make a person amazing most of which really have very little to do with code. Next we have a talk by Richard Birley, UX/UI Designer & Developer at CloudCall This talk is all about its about breaking up elements and re-usable components into a granular form rather than designing for a page or device from page level and trying to make it all fit. He'll also be diving into the specifics of working with design tools like Figma and how they integrate into a development workflow. But wait! There is more! LeicesterJS Stickers will be up for grabs! Come down and get yourself one! Scheduled start is 7pm, with food and refreshments at 7:30pm, followed by networking and general discussion with a scheduled end time of around 8:30pm. ------------------------------------------- Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietry requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ------------------------------------------- This is a free event thanks to our lovely sponsors: CloudCall https://cloudcall.com HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor

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  • LeicesterJS - July Meetup - Brief History of DevOps with Tim Priestnall

    LeicesterJS is back for another tech (and pizza) filled evening. Connect with local developers and listen to talks by industry leaders and expert. This month we'll be diving into the world of DevOps and covering the history of the industry. This talk will be given by CloudCall's Head of Infrastructure Tim Priestnall. He'll be discussing how we planned out CloudCall's infrastructure and where we envision it going in the future. Further, he'll be analysing the nitty gritty of infrastructure of code and config as code - the solutions we tried and the one we ultimately settled on. But wait! There is more! LeicesterJS T-Shirts and Stickers will be up for grabs! Come down and get yourself one! Intro slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pTjbB5iOcvzyFdH5JGhvXTuCirGo_bwf_xIINUhTLJw/edit?usp=sharing Scheduled start is 7pm, with food and refreshments at 7:30pm, followed by networking and general discussion with a scheduled end time of around 8pm. ------------------------------------------- Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietry requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ------------------------------------------- This is a free event thanks to our lovely sponsors: CloudCall https://cloudcall.com HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor

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  • LeicesterJS - June Meetup - Alexa Skill Development with Amazon

    LeicesterJS is back for another tech (and pizza) filled evening. Connect with local developers and listen to talks by industry leaders and expert. This month, we have Andrea, a senior solutions architect, from Amazon. Join him, as he dives into creating captivating voice-driven experiences in Alexa. Alexa powers millions of devices around the world, and this talk will cover how to create an Alexa app, and publish it for people to download! But wait! There is more! LeicesterJS T-Shirts and Stickers will be up for grabs! Come down and get yourself one! ------------------------------------------- Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietry requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: CloudCall https://cloudcall.com HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor

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  • LeicesterJS - April Meetup - GraphQL and Serverless!

    April Fools! Not! Of course LeicesterJS is back again, for another great JavaScript-based meetup. Hot off the presses of buzzword bingo come this months talks! The first is an Overview of GraphQL by resident LeicesterJS regular Girish Patel. Here is a brief synopsis of what you can expect from the talk. --- "Since it became open source in 2015, GraphQL has been enjoying a growing activity. It is used by teams of all sizes in many different environments and languages to power mobile apps, websites, and APIs. Famous companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Pinterest, and Coursera rely on GraphQL for their platforms. This talk is an introduction to GraphQL and the advantages it has over REST API calls." --- The second talk is by Josh Ghent (that's me). I'll be speaking with you about Supercharged Serverless - covering the world of serverless, why you should be using it and how to make it fast, super fast. Including specific advice on how to conquer the dreaded cold start. Hopefully you'll see these technologies are more than just buzzwords and hold incredible business value! ------------------------------------------- Agenda 7:00pm - Event start and first talk - Overview of GraphQL - Girish Patel 7:20pm - Talk end 7:30pm - Pizza! 7:50pm - Supercharged Serverless - Josh Ghent 8:20pm - Talk end, discussion and chit chat Intro slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1T5SoQk6bBl9qYjxGVqdgjygB9aZxCWQavnj2gkiN_rg/edit?usp=sharing ------------------------------------------- Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietry requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. ------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: CloudCall https://cloudcall.com HarveyNash - https://www.harveynash.co.uk - our exclusive recruitment sponsor

  • LeicesterJS - March Meetup - Delivering JS at Scale at CompareTheMarket

    March has arrived, and spring is just around the corner. And most importantly, LeicesterJS is back for another fantastic meetup. This month, our talk comes from Tom Foyster (https://twitter.com/TomFoyster), tech lead at CompareTheMarket about delivering a Javascript application at scale. It's not often we get to hear from someone who deals with millions of page views a day and deals with complex data sets - so this should be a good one! Tom is going to speak about the challenges they have faced and the things they've learned whilst developing an application with lots of developers, for millions of end users. Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! ๐Ÿ’ฌ Come discuss all things tech in our slack - https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks ๐Ÿ†• New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs ๐ŸŽค Want to speak? We love first-time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Submit a proposal - https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers If you have any other questions about the meetup, including where to park, dietry requirements, if you want help putting together a talk, or even where you can get the best cup of coffee, send an email to [masked] and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Sponsored by: CloudCall https://cloudcall.com

  • LeicesterJS - February Meetup - Exploring the JAMStack

    February is here, the month of love, leap years and interestingly the birth month of Rosa Parks and Thomas Edison - the more you know! However, the most important event in February, without doubt, is LeicesterJS! We are back on the last day of the month - a week later than usual (sorry about the inconvenience). We'd love to see you all back for tech talks, collaboration and of course, pizza. Look forward to an evening of tech talks, networking and of course, pizza. Come along to the fantastic CloudCall offices, located right next to the train station, to discuss all things Javascript! This month we have just one talk! But don't fear, there will be something a bit different for this meetup. And although it is only one speaker, it is a great one! It's the fantastic Paul Muston speaking about Exploring the JAMStack! Come join us to chat on slack => https://bit.ly/leicesterjs-slack Talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/leicesterjs/talks New meetups are also announced here: https://twitter.com/leicesterjs Want to speak at our event? Raise an issue at the link below. We are actively looking for first time speakers and those from minority backgrounds. Forward this on to any one who may be interested https://github.com/leicesterjs/speakers Sponsored by: CloudCall https://cloudcall.com