A programming/software development meetup geared towards general technology. Anyone is welcome to bring their favorite technologies and languages to share and collaborate! Talks about software and hardware development, DevOps, project management, and more are welcome! Speakers from all areas of tech are welcome to attend! Share your favorite technology with an introduction or demo. Talk about a lesson you've learned or an amazing Our event formats are flexible, so please propose your ideas! We aim to be a wonderful audience for new and experienced speakers alike!
Work sucks, we know (and so does Blink 182). Work especially
becomes a nuisance when you've got a lot of jobs to handle
at once. Thankfully in the land of computers we have ways to to get rid of some of the stress. That's right folks, distributed asynchronus task management is what we are talking about. Specifically, how to do it with Celery + Django inside a RESTful API (because it is 2019 and webapps are cool). Our talk and demo will focus on how to handle some simple data ingestion from a third party source but if we do our jobs right you will hopefully see the applicability in other situations. So come learn, laugh (at us probably), and chill.
Speakers: Elliott Ianello and Brandon Phillips from AutoIPacket
Performance is one of the most important factors of any web application. A blazing-fast page load speed amplifies visitor engagement, retention, and boosts sales. However, building a fast web application and achieving a perfect page speed score seems almost impossible since there are so many “moving parts” to take into account while developing a website or app. This presentation focuses on the evolution of web development and how modern dev tools such Gatsby, React, and Netlify can help to achieve nearly perfect scores in Google Lighthouse and other web audit tools.
*About the speaker:*
Juan Giraldo has been building websites since the early 2000’s. He is the Co-founder of Mind Merge Design; a marketing and design firm based in Morgantown. Over the years, he has worked on a multitude of websites, allowing him to explore different technologies and ways to achieve the best results for his clients.
Bring your ideas, curiosity, and projects and come hang out! We'll meet at a coffee shop to spend time collaborating code or just hang out while we work on projects. This is intended to be an opportunity to collaborate on code in a relaxed, non-alcoholic environment. Feel free to bring a project if you'd like some help, or find something to hack on with someone else. Feel free to self-organize! If you'd like to learn or work on a particular thing, then let others know.