Past Meetup

Lightning Talks at August's Staffs Web Meetup

This Meetup is past

26 people went

Entrust, Room G05

The Riverway Centre Riverway · Stafford

How to find us

Head through the main entrance, if locked text 07827885171 and someone will let you in. Look out for the pink flag at the bottom of the corridor. If you can’t find us, tweet @staffsWebMeetup for help.

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Join us for August's Staffs Web Meetup. This month, we have two talks lined up.

There's lots of free parking on the Entrust site. We're a short walk from the town centre and train station.

Thanks to our sponsors – Codeweavers ( ) and Kanuka Digital (

6pm - 7pm
People arrive

7pm - 7:30pm
CSS is dead, long live CSS
Elliot Evans ( )

In the fast paced world of web development, new standards are made and there are new architectures to follow and it seems writing vanilla CSS is no longer common practice. Despite this CSS is always considered as a styling language which does not do as much as you want, form the early days of the internet proposing new standards to the modern day where developers are using different languages to enhance there ability to style websites.

The talk explore why CSS is no longer being used such as: why there has been a huge shift in recent years away to other languages such as SCSS? What is CSS-in-JS and why it exists? Future of CSS / CSS Working drafts and to conclude why the language is not dead.

7:30pm - 8pm
How to build what your customers want
George Wilde (

User stories are a tool that helps software teams understand what a customer needs. So what happens when they are written badly, or misleading? The wrong things get built, there is confusion and wastage. Find out how to write great user stories that get everyone working together to build the things that your customers want.

8pm - 8:20pm
Break, chat & drink!

8:20pm - 8:45pm
Open Discussion

Our interpretation of Lean Coffee (, a fast-paced open discussion. Using sticky notes, people post questions or topics. People vote and then we discuss them, most popular first.

8:45pm - 9pm

Food/dietary requirements
Each meetup has a buffet, including vegetarian options. If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

Children welcome
Under 18's are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.