• January Meetup: Vue components Show and Tell with Drew Baker

    Show & Tell time: Drew Baker will be taking us through some of the interesting Vue components they've built for client projects at his agency Funkhaus and showing us some tricks of the trade along the way.

    Drew Baker is the technical co-founder of Funkhaus, a successful Los Angeles based digital creative agency. He's built hundreds of websites for the top creative companies in the world and trained teams of developers. He has a proven track record architecting and building large scale decoupled websites and applications. He recently co-founded Polaris, a project management web application for the construction industry and is a regular presenter at the Vue.js LA meetup group.

  • December Meetup: A Deep Dive Into Vue.js Slots

    Online event

    Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81393062113
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    Hey all!

    Now that we've had a month off, I'm fiending for some new knowledge. Lucky for us Jon is going to be giving us a talk:
    Presentation: Jon Jandoc: A Deep Dive Into Vue.js Slots.

    We will also have an open session at the back end of the Meetup. If anyone has questions or wants to have a discussion on a topic you're interested in, please bring your thoughts and ideas.

    Please take a moment to RSVP here:
    https://www.meetup.com/VuejsLA/events/274960050/

    Tuesday Dec. 8th, 6pm-8pm:Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81393062113
    Meeting ID:[masked]

    We look forward to seeing you. 🥳

    Kobi

  • Partner Event: UXPLA World Usability Day - Human Centered AI

    Hello SCWDDers! I'm pleased to announce this partner event. The first speaker, Chris Noessel wrote an awesome book called Agentive Design which tackles how to implement AI/ML systems using an agentive approach. The second, Russell Foltz-Smith was one of the main development forces behind WolframAlpha. Hope to see you "there"!

    PARTNER INFO FOLLOWS:

    Details
    ***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE!***
    https://cutt.ly/hfPbYsx

    UXPALA WORLD USABILITY DAY 2020: Human Centered Artificial Intelligence

    Over the last two decades computers have advanced human’s abilities to perform our work, ensure our safety, and even lightened our workload. Interest in AI’s capabilities to expand human performance even further continues to increase. However, there is an accompanying fear that humans will lose control of the technology they create.

    In our theme this year, Human-Centered AI we seek to explore design systems that are both highly automated and allow a great degree of user control and will result in to expand human capabilities 1000-fold.

    ***Who Should attend:***
    • Anyone working in UX, UI, Product Design, IXd, Motion, Visual Design
    • Product/project managers
    • Directors, VP's C-Level
    • Open and relevant to anyone interested in forward thinking future design

    TALK: Robot Keg'gers and Roomba Spies - Or, How Do We Know Our Agents are Really Ours?

    If you order a product through Amazon Alexa without specifying a brand, it will pick one for you, and that one will be favorable to Amazon. I guess this might come as a surprise if you’re not used to thinking about agents, but in publishing Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People (Rosenfeld, 2017), I’ve thought about them a lot, and it comes as absolutely no surprise to me. In fact, it’s going to get worse. Or at least more complicated. Let me explain.

    We are asking AI products and services to do more and more things for us every day. And of course, you can trust them. Or can you? Join Chris Noessel as he shares five new problems and four speculative solutions to this new twist on an old economic principle.

    In this talk Chris will tell you:
    • What it looked like then
    • How it’s going to change, and
    • What it will mean for us in the future.

    Chris Noessel is a senior designer at IBM focusing on interaction with AI, currently for the supply chain suite of software. Over his career he's worked with financial, medical, insurance, and startup clients around the world to evolve their software and services to better fit the goals of their users. He's taught hundreds of students and companies around the globe how to design from a user-centered, goal-directed point of view. I have evolved pair design practice from both a philosophical and practical perspective.

    In 2012 Chris co-authored a book about interaction design lessons from sci-fi - Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction. In 2014 he co-authored the 4th Edition of the interaction design tome About Face. In 2017 he published Designing Agentive Technologies: AI That Works for People.

    TALK: Assume Less, Play More. The case for Open Play as Design Practice for Human Computer Interaction

    We have drifted our design practices too far into logic, rigid rules, and clear cut definitions of good/bad, and so on and we lost the play that came with the initial computer revolution. Humans primarily learn new behaviors and culture by playing and foraging.

    Our design processes and our computers should feel much more like play flow and dancing than mechanical processes.

    In this talk Russell will show why this is more important than ever as the stakes get higher and the computations get more complex.

    Russell Foltz-Smith is a respected business development executive, technology leader and product innovator. He is a veteran of new media, online advertising ventures and search engines. His career involves a series of successes and sometimes failures in the rapid development and explosive growth of innovative interactive experiences.

  • Workshop 2: Viva-LA-Vue -- Women's Coding Events! Two FREE Beginner Workshops

    To attend, you must RSVP here: http://railsgirls.com/la
    ***
    Part 3 of 3: Viva-LA-Vue! FULL DAY -- *FRONTEND* Vue.js WORKSHOP!

    Viva-LA-Vue, our new full day workshop, aims to teach women to code and bring them into the tech industry.
    - Learn the fundamentals of frontend web-development in an encouraging environment with Vue.js.
    ========================================================

    Rails Girls LA is happening again! And, this year we're doing a 2nd workshop Viva-LA-Vue, a frontend Vue.js workshop.

    Of course this year it will be all remote on Zoom.

    For those of you who are unfamiliar, Rails Girls is an annual FREE beginner's coding event, designed to encourage women to join the tech industry. Rails Girls teaches aspiring women coders, the absolute basics of fullstack web development. This year, we are complementing the event with another full day workshop, Viva-LA-Vue, another FREE beginner's coding event, to teach the basics of frontend web development, with Vue.js.

    ========================================================
    The CodeUp Club, Funkhaus, and Spokeo are proud to help sponsor these events.
    * Additional sponsors announced shortly.
    ========================================================

    OUR 3 PART EVENT:
    (1.) Installfest, (2.) Rails Girls LA, and (3.) Viva-LA-Vue.

    (1.) We will help you setup your computer for the workshops.
    * Oct 16th, 6pm-10pm: Installfest -- we will help you setup your computer, so you are ready to code.

    (2.) Learn the fundamentals of Fullstack Web Development with Rails, with the Rails Girls LA Workshop.
    * Oct 17th, 9am-6pm: Fullstack with Rails Girls LA -- Full day workshop learning fullstack with Rails, for *Complete Beginners*

    (3.) Learn the fundamentals of Frontend Web Development using Vue.js, with our Viva-LA-Vue Workshop.
    * Oct 24th, 9am-6pm: Frontend with viva LAvue -- -- Full day workshop learning frontend with Vue.js, for *Complete Beginners*

    ========================================================

    We have 25 spots available for students. Sign up today!
    http://railsgirls.com/la

    Please, we need coaches!
    - Students, Coaches, and Sponsors -- we need you!

    ========================================================

    Sign up to coach & help us get the word out for couches!
    * If you want to coach for the Vue.js day and are new to Vue, but know the basics of frontend development, you can join our pre-coaching session. It will be aimed at beginners so you can definitely do it. :) We can also do a run through of Zooming & coaching - to feel out what it will be like on the day of the event.

    Can men Coach? Yes! We love our cool male coaches.
    * Please help us get the word out to potential students. Encourage your friends to become students! Give your co-workers a heads up -- here's their change to learn to code. If you know anyone interested in learning the basics of web development in an encouraging environment, please let them know.

    * Help us get the word out on social media: if you have a Meetup where you could post this please do. :)

    Feel free to email me with any questions.

    PS: If you signup as a coach, please email us to let us know if you prefer to coach for Rails Girls, Viva-LA-Vue, or Both!

    We have 25 spots available for students. Sign up today!
    http://railsgirls.com/la

  • Workshop 1: Rails Girls LA -- Women's Coding Events! Two FREE Beginner Workshops

    To attend, you must RSVP here: http://railsgirls.com/la
    ***
    Part 2 of 3: Rails Girls LA! FULL DAY -- *FULLSTACK* Rails WORKSHOP!

    Rails Girls, our annual full day workshop, aims to teach women to code and bring them into the tech industry.
    - Learn the fundamentals of fullstack web-development in an encouraging environment with Ruby on Rails.
    ========================================================

    Rails Girls LA is happening again! And, this year we're doing a 2nd workshop Viva-LA-Vue, a frontend Vue.js workshop.

    Of course this year it will be all remote on Zoom.

    For those of you who are unfamiliar, Rails Girls is an annual FREE beginner's coding event, designed to encourage women to join the tech industry. Rails Girls teaches aspiring women coders, the absolute basics of fullstack web development. This year, we are complementing the event with another full day workshop, Viva-LA-Vue, another FREE beginner's coding event, to teach the basics of frontend web development, with Vue.js.

    ========================================================
    The CodeUp Club, Funkhaus, and Spokeo are proud to help sponsor these events.
    * Additional sponsors announced shortly.
    ========================================================

    OUR 3 PART EVENT:
    (1.) Installfest, (2.) Rails Girls LA, and (3.) Viva-LA-Vue.

    (1.) We will help you setup your computer for the workshops.
    * Oct 16th, 6pm-10pm: Installfest -- we will help you setup your computer, so you are ready to code.

    (2.) Learn the fundamentals of Fullstack Web Development with Rails, with the Rails Girls LA Workshop.
    * Oct 17th, 9am-6pm: Fullstack with Rails Girls LA -- Full day workshop learning fullstack with Rails, for *Complete Beginners*

    (3.) Learn the fundamentals of Frontend Web Development using Vue.js, with our Viva-LA-Vue Workshop.
    * Oct 24th, 9am-6pm: Frontend with viva LAvue -- -- Full day workshop learning frontend with Vue.js, for *Complete Beginners*

    ========================================================

    We have 25 spots available for students. Sign up today!
    http://railsgirls.com/la

    Please, we need coaches!
    - Students, Coaches, and Sponsors -- we need you!

    ========================================================

    Sign up to coach & help us get the word out for couches!
    * If you want to coach for the Vue.js day and are new to Vue, but know the basics of frontend development, you can join our pre-coaching session. It will be aimed at beginners so you can definitely do it. :) We can also do a run through of Zooming & coaching - to feel out what it will be like on the day of the event.

    Can men Coach? Yes! We love our cool male coaches.
    * Please help us get the word out to potential students. Encourage your friends to become students! Give your co-workers a heads up -- here's their change to learn to code. If you know anyone interested in learning the basics of web development in an encouraging environment, please let them know.

    * Help us get the word out on social media: if you have a Meetup where you could post this please do. :)

    Feel free to email me with any questions.

    PS: If you signup as a coach, please email us to let us know if you prefer to coach for Rails Girls, Viva-LA-Vue, or Both!

    We have 25 spots available for students. Sign up today!
    http://railsgirls.com/la

  • Setup Help: INSTALLFEST! -- Women's Coding Events! Two FREE Beginner Workshops

    To attend, you must RSVP here: http://railsgirls.com/la
    ***
    Part 1 of 3: INSTALLFEST!

    Setup your computer, for the upcoming 2 workshops....
    (you must have your computer setup to participate in events...)
    ========================================================

    Rails Girls LA is happening again! And, this year we're doing a 2nd workshop Viva-LA-Vue, a frontend Vue.js workshop.

    Of course this year it will be all remote on Zoom.

    For those of you who are unfamiliar, Rails Girls is an annual FREE beginner's coding event, designed to encourage women to join the tech industry. Rails Girls teaches aspiring women coders, the absolute basics of fullstack web development. This year, we are complementing the event with another full day workshop, Viva-LA-Vue, another FREE beginner's coding event, to teach the basics of frontend web development, with Vue.js.

    ========================================================
    The CodeUp Club, Funkhaus, and Spokeo are proud to help sponsor these events.
    * Additional sponsors announced shortly.
    ========================================================

    OUR 3 PART EVENT:
    (1.) Installfest, (2.) Rails Girls LA, and (3.) Viva-LA-Vue.

    (1.) We will help you setup your computer for the workshops.
    * Oct 16th, 6pm-10pm: Installfest -- we will help you setup your computer, so you are ready to code.

    (2.) Learn the fundamentals of Fullstack Web Development with Rails, with the Rails Girls LA Workshop.
    * Oct 17th, 9am-6pm: Fullstack with Rails Girls LA -- Full day workshop learning fullstack with Rails, for *Complete Beginners*

    (3.) Learn the fundamentals of Frontend Web Development using Vue.js, with our Viva-LA-Vue Workshop.
    * Oct 24th, 9am-6pm: Frontend with viva LAvue -- -- Full day workshop learning frontend with Vue.js, for *Complete Beginners*

    ========================================================

    We have 25 spots available for students. Sign up today!
    http://railsgirls.com/la

    Please, we need coaches!
    - Students, Coaches, and Sponsors -- we need you!

    ========================================================

    Sign up to coach & help us get the word out for couches!
    * If you want to coach for the Vue.js day and are new to Vue, but know the basics of frontend development, you can join our pre-coaching session. It will be aimed at beginners so you can definitely do it. :) We can also do a run through of Zooming & coaching - to feel out what it will be like on the day of the event.

    Can men Coach? Yes! We love our cool male coaches.
    * Please help us get the word out to potential students. Encourage your friends to become students! Give your co-workers a heads up -- here's their change to learn to code. If you know anyone interested in learning the basics of web development in an encouraging environment, please let them know.

    * Help us get the word out on social media: if you have a Meetup where you could post this please do. :)

    Feel free to email me with any questions.

    PS: If you signup as a coach, please email us to let us know if you prefer to coach for Rails Girls, Viva-LA-Vue, or Both!

    We have 25 spots available for students. Sign up today!
    http://railsgirls.com/la

  • Moving from Server Side Apps to Jamstack: Prep Q&A talk with UCLA Library Devs.

    Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85021167213
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    Hey SoCal Web Designers and Devs!

    We have 2 interesting sessions for our monthly dev Meetup:

    (#1) A high-level Q & A session with the UCLA Library Software Development team about their move to the Jamstack, and

    (#2) An intro to AWS's Amplify with beginner's explanation of GraphQL.

    October's Meetup via Zoom, Tuesday Oct. 13th -- 6pm-8pm!
    Please take a moment to RSVP here:
    https://www.meetup.com/codeupclub/events/273753697/

    See you all on Zoom!
    Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85021167213

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    (Q & A: Session #1)
    Moving from Server Side Apps to Jamstack with Vue.js. A Preparatory Q&A with the UCLA Library.
    » Questions by Head of Software Development & Library Systems at the UCLA Library, Joshua Gomez, together with his team of other UCLA Library Software Developers.

    **UCLA Library's software development team has decided to use Vue.js on the frontend!**

    In doing so, UCLA Library is preparing their systems for a move from Server Side Apps to the Jamstack. If you or your Company is thinking about a move to the Jamstack, come check out our Q & A session with the UCLA Library dev team. The discussion will have a focus on Vue, given UCLA Library's decision to implement it, as they incorporate Vue.js in the frontend of their Jamstack.

    This will cover not only Vue.js related questions, but overall architectural questions related to preparing for a Jamstack implementation. (What is the Jamstack? Read here: https://jamstack.org/)

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    (Presentation: Session #2)
    Understanding AWS's Amplify.
    » by Uzi Ashkenazi

    Uzi is going to give us a talk on AWS's Amplify, a bundle of AWS packages of tools and services to deploy apps on AWS. Amplify helps you configure your backend, Authentication, gives you UI components, setup GraphQL, automatically build C.I., give access to analytics and push notifications. Uzi's demo will show us how to quickly use all of these AWS services, weaved together with a Vue.js frontend.

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    As always, let me know if you have any questions: [masked], [masked], or message me via Meetup.com.

    -Kobi

  • Socal Web Designers & Devs: Simplifying a complex local state using VuexORM

    Sept. Presentation: Drew Baker: How I simplified a complex local state using VuexORM

    Hey Socal Web Designers & Devs!

    We've got a really interesting talk for you this month, especially for those who are dealing with a good amount of data on your frontend. Drew Baker is going to show us his use of VuexORM together with Vuex, a React/Redux like state manager, but used as an ORM.

    Sept Meetup via Zoom, Tuesday Sept 8th -- 6pm-8pm!
    Please take a moment to RSVP here:
    https://www.meetup.com/VuejsLA/events/272421020

    See you all on Zoom!
    Join Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85854135922

    From Drew: "I have an application that deals with data that is highly nested (or relational). Storing this in a traditional way and having it remain accessible is a real problem. That’s where Object-Relational Mapping tools can help. I’ll show you how I used VuexORM to greatly simplify my Vuex store."

    Drew's Bio: Drew Baker is the technical founder of Funkhaus, a Los Angeles based digital creative agency. He’s built hundreds of websites and trained teams of developers. He recently co-founded Polaris, a project management application for the construction industry and together with James Lee works on Factory, a component marketplace.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    -Kobi

  • Socal Web Designers & Devs: Inside the Creation of Pollen,a brand new UI Toolkit

    Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82583632894
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    Inside the Creation of Pollen, a brand new UI Toolkit from Jon Jandoc and the BambeeHR Team

    Hey Socal Web Designers and Devs!

    We've got a super cool Meetup coming up this Tuesday, where Jon Jandoc will be showing us Pollen, Bambee's newly open sourced component library. This is a completely bespoke new UI library, built with Vue.js, Tailwinds, and Storybook integration. I've gone spelunking in the code and it is beautiful on the inside and out. We will all learn a lot seeing how Jon and the Bambee team rolled their own UI toolkit, and what they thought about along the way.

    August Meetup via Zoom, Tuesday the 11th -- 6pm-8pm!
    Please take a moment to RSVP here:
    https://www.meetup.com/VuejsLA/events/272421020/

    See you all on Zoom!
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82583632894
    Meeting ID:[masked]

    Building a component library:
    While there are many great off-the-shelf options for component libraries in the current ecosystem, sometimes the correct solution is a custom one. We’ll go into when and why that may be the right choice for your situation and important things to consider as you develop custom components and design a larger cohesive library. Finally we’ll take a look at Pollen, an open source library we’re building for Bambee.

    Jon's Bio:
    Jon Jandoc has been working on the web for the past 16 years for agencies, startups, and presidential campaigns. Currently he’s the Principal UI Engineer at Bambee.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    -Kobi

  • Socal Web Designers and Devs: July 14th Meetup via Zoom

    Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712582829
    Zoom Meeting ID:[masked]
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    Hey Socal Web Designers and Devs!

    We're on for a July Meetup, Tuesday the 14th -- 6pm-8pm!

    Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712582829
    Meeting ID:[masked]

    Please RSVP here:
    https://www.meetup.com/VuejsLA/events/271789193/

    We've got a couple cool talks for you, where you'll see a couple great new apps, and how quickly they are going from prototype to production...

    [I.] First, Eli Silverman has built a really cool new app, Minimart, which he'll be showing us. As many of you may know, Eli is a domain expert in the restaurant space. As part of a Covid relief effort, he started off by quickly prototyping a restaurant delivery app for a friend. It was so useful and successful that in only a few months he now has 19 restaurants using it. I've seen it and it's very elegant and easy to use. Come check out his Minimart app, and see how he was able to quickly build this app, as he explains how he built this really nice tool to help out restaurants in need to deliver food to their customers, in a very restaurant-friendly way.

    Eli Silverman Presentation:
    COVID Relief: Building a free food ordering app called Minimart using Vue.js, Vuetify, Airtable and Netlify

    On Eli: Eli has been providing full stack software solutions and brand design work to the restaurant industry for 12 years. In addition to creating Minimart, he is the founder of Resto, a restaurant website SaaS dedicated to making site and menu updates quick, easy, and elegant.

    ***

    [II.] For our 2nd talk, James will be showing off a proof of concept: a component marketplace app called Factory.

    Together with Drew Baker of Funkhaus, they are thinking through a way to create a "component marketplace," where any developer can get paid to build individual components (Vue.js components).

    James Lee Presentation:
    A Demo of the Factory Component Marketplace

    On James: James Lee is the VP of Engineering at Bambee. As you all know, James is one of our core organizers, and awesome developer, and an all around great guy. He always gives interesting talks, so together with Drew and Funkhaus, it will be really interesting to see how they've though through the workflow of a component marketplace.

    Should be a couple interesting talks. See you all on Tuesday July 14th, from 6-8pm on Zoom.

    Looking forward to seeing all of you **on Zoom** on Tuesday!

    Kobi