Lightning talks at April's Staffs Web Meetup

This is a past event

35 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 April's Staffs Web Meetup. We have two talks lined up followed by our open discussion session.

All our events are free to attend, with food and drink provided. We welcome both newcomers and existing members. Come along and join us!


6pm - 7pm
People arrive

7pm - 7:30pm
Adventures in building a large SPA Admin Area with Vue.js
Andrew McCombe (

Building an admin area as a Single Page Application requires a different approach than the traditional route. In this talk Andrew explains some of the architectural and security solutions employed in building a large admin area built with Vue.js and backed with a Laravel API.

7:30pm - 8pm
Internet of (art) Things
David Perks (

Artist makers are embracing the opportunities offered by single-board microcontrollers. David will outline some of his experiments with particular emphasis on the ESP8266 wi-fi board.

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

8:20pm - 8:45pm
Open Discussion
Hosted by Trevor Adams

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


Thanks to our sponsors – Codeweavers (, VesselsValue ( and Kanuka Digital (


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


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

Entrust is accessible by wheelchair.

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available.

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