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No Web Meetup this month, but a good alternative; lots of upcoming events

From: Ben S.
Sent on: Sunday, March 16, 2014 2:48 PM

Dear Members,

No April meetup, but a good alternative

There's no Madison Web Design & Development Meetup this month, but our friends at Mad Railers and MadJS are hosting a two-presenter meetup at the downtown library with free subs, pizza, veggies, hummus and more.

First up will be Brian Cobb (@bcobb) talking about building APIs with Rails:

"Let's discuss the characteristics of powerful and pleasant HTTP APIs, and see how we can build those sorts of APIs in Rails. To motivate this discussion, we'll look at an existing Rails API, and gradually make it better with a helping hand from the Ruby ecosystem. There are a lot of smart people writing and thinking about this sort of thing, so we'll close with a few language/platform-agnostic thoughts on where one can go from here."

Next up, Steve Faulkner (@southpolesteve) will be talking about building Javascript front-ends that consume Rails APIs.
*Read more/register


Madison's Spring Tech Kickoff and Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social On the Capitol Square, Wednesday, March 26

Techies, Entrepreneurs, Startup folks, and everyone else in our amazing town and its amazing universities and schools driving the amazing energy springing up in and around tech in Madison - You and your colleagues are invited to this event! Free food, beer and wine.
* More info: Spring Tech Kickoff

 

Startup Weekend returns April 4-6

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.
* Register for Startup Weekend

 

Madison+ UX conference coming July 11

Madison+ UX is a one-track conference where agile design meets elegant function.  With two full days featuring speakers from near and far, the conference will showcase the assets of the passionate local UX community and allow Madison visitors a chance to experience one of the best, brainiest and least-expensive places in the United States to live and work.

Early bird discount through April 30.
More info: Madison+ UX

 

Cheers,

Ben Seigel
Meetup Organizer

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