Beer and two tech talks: Demystify Git | Build Web Apps like it’s 2030

Bay Area Software Engineers (BASE)
Bay Area Software Engineers (BASE)
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Wix Lounge

500 Terry A Francois Blvd 6th floor · San Francisco, ca

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Topics: Serverless - Development Velocity - Javascript

Join us for a night in which two expert speakers will give practical insights into the present and future of software development, enjoy snacks and drinks on the house!

6:00 - 6:15 Meet and snack
6:15 - 6:45 Demystifying git
6:45 - 8:30 Build web apps like it’s[masked]:30 - 9:30 Snack and mingle

Demystifying git / Adam Matan
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When I started using git 7 years ago, I was baffled by its mysterious jargon and intimidated by the occasional French-revolution threat You are in detached HEAD. WAT? I do like my head attached, so I kept the secret industry best practice: stick to add, commit, pull and push, and if anything goes wrong - copy the repo to another dir, pray, and apply some online black magic. This sucks. I decided to learn git from the first principles. In this session I will explain the git fundamentals: file structure, SHAs, and objects, commits, refs and branches, up to the git interactive rebase. After this session, you should be able to understand git man pages, error messages, and repo states - without losing your HEAD.

Build Web Apps like it’s 2030 / Jonathan Avinor
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Building a web app is easier said than done. Designing the front end, wiring up the back end, setting up a database and making everything sing together is no trivial task; it takes a lot of time and effort. But why should it?

Serverless was supposed to alleviate a lot of these bootstrapping pains. Abstracting away the server, scaling at the click of a button, and reducing costs all sound like good ideas. However, every rose has its thorns: a steep learning curve, problematic billing, and loads of jargon are just a few.

As an industry, we can do better. So come find out how to build a web app like it’s 2030. You, the developer, have the ability to customize and code anything, but you also have out-of-the-box tools so you don’t need to. See how you can use an intuitive drag-n-drop front end, with seamless integration to your backend and database. Find out how web apps are supposed to be built.

* Adam Matan is an R&D manager at Wix, building a serverless platform for a the rapid development of web apps. Ex Dev/DevRel at Reshuffle, Waze, Yahoo, and Vioozer. He’s been building backend apps for the last decade. Public speaker, Serverless Days TLV founder, Serverless Nights TLV co-founder. Linux and Bitcoin fan. Based in Tel Aviv. His public key is F83B4D4DB6C43726.

* Jonathan Avinor is a software engineer, teacher, and quite the math geek. After more than a decade in the software industry, he is haunted by numerous questions. What makes code readable? What’s the best way to spread knowledge in a team? How should developer interviews be conducted? Are these questions important? Writing code, giving talks and workshops, and learning from the talented engineers at Wix are just a few of the ways he’s trying to answer these questions and many more.