November - Lightning Talks

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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 November's Staffs Web Meetup. We have two talks lined up. Good conversation, free food and drink... and Christmas cookies!

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 (, VesselsValue ( and Kanuka Digital (

6pm - 7pm
People arrive

7pm - 7:30pm
describe('Front end Testing')
Elliot Evans ( and Matthew Kemp (

As a follow up from previous discussions in the meetups Myself and Matt will be going over how and why we unit test front-end code and then go into some live examples of testing.

7:30pm - 8pm
The 90 Minute UX Challenge
Andy Tindale (

A two year journey moving from print to digital design has resulted in the need to learn a host of new tools and a new set of design rules. This talk will look at the process of evolving across design disciplines and how setting timed creative challenges can help to learn new software and best practices when it comes to producing layouts and graphics for screens.

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

8:20pm - 8:45pm
Open Discussion
Hosted by George Wilde

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.