React Edinburgh - December 2019

React Edinburgh
React Edinburgh
Public group

Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance

Port Hamilton, 69 Morrison Street · Edinburgh

How to find us

Lloyds Banking Group / Scottish Widows building on the corner of Morrison Street and Semple Street. Entry via revolving doors on Morrison Street. Please bring photo ID for security.

Location image of event venue

Details

Time flies quickly! This is our last event in 2019, so let's do it in style and have Xmas drinks after the event. We will have a shorter networking part this time, with talks starting at 6:30, so we have more time afterwards. It would be great to meet as many of you as possible.

► Agenda 📅

🍕 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Pizza, beer/wine/water and networking

🎤 6:30pm - 7:00pm: "Opinions" by Alec McEachran - why your opinions about code and software development are wrong*

* for a particular understanding of "wrong".

🎤 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Using GraphQL Without a Backend by Roy Derks

🍻 Xmas Drinks - Lebowskis Pub - https://www.lebowskis.co.uk/edinburgh/

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► Venue security 👮
All attendees need to provide their full names in advance. Also, you will need to bring some form of photo ID to show on the day - something like a passport, driving licence, or work ID would be grand.

► Recording 🎥
The event will be recorded. Let the organisers know, if you don't want to be included in the pictures or videos. Some of them will be used on our social media channels.
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► Sponsors

Lloyds Bank
https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/careers/
@LBGCareers

biggles at large
https://biggles.io/
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► The Talks 🎤

👉Talk 1: "Opinions" by Alec McEachran - why your opinions about code and software development are wrong*

* for a particular understanding of "wrong".

Bio
Alec started coding on his big brother's Spectrum 48k in the 80s. He worked as a secondary Maths teacher, an educational games developer, agency website developer, social games developer, and eventually became a Senior Software Engineer at YouTube and Google. He is now Principal Developer at KPV LAB, Edinburgh.

https://alecmce.com
@alecmce
https://www.kpv-lab.co.uk
@KPV_LAB

👉Talk 2: Using GraphQL Without a Backend by Roy Derks

Are you looking to use GraphQL in your React project, but you can't convince your team to start adopting it on the backend? Lucky for you the GraphQL ecosystem can be leveraged without having a (backend) GraphQL server. In this talk I'll show you how to drastically improve the developer experience of your React application, without the need of any backend developers.

Roy Derks is a serial startup CTO and conference speaker from Amsterdam. He also teaches React and GraphQL at http://reactgraphql.academy, and works on open-source JavaScript projects for the City of Amsterdam.

Twitter: @gethackteam
Instagram: gethackteam