Finding a boss that swears & CSS Grid at July's Staffs Web Meetup

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Entrust, Room G05

The Riverway Centre Riverway · Stafford

How to find us

Head through the main entrance. Look out for the pink flag at the bottom of the corridor.

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Join us for July's Staffs Web Meetup. Callum is giving a talk about his experience job hunting and how he found the right company. Kirsty will take us on a most excellent adventure exploring how to use CSS grid in a production environment.

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


6:00pm - 7:00pm
People arrive. Food, drink and chat.

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Finding a boss that swears
Callum Booth (

Talking about my experiences with job hunting and how I found the right company for me. Going into reasons why I left my previous company, the approach that I took, some of the challenges I faced and ultimately why I accepted the job I currently have.

7:30pm - 8:00pm
CSS Grid - A Most Excellent Adventure
Kirsty Burgoine (

The CSS Grid specification is one of the most exciting additions to CSS, pretty much ever. And, much like Bill & Ted’s music did, it has the potential to create a “web” utopia in the future.

Kirsty will take you on a most excellent adventure exploring how to use CSS GRID in a production environment. Taking a tour of some of the new properties and units now available in the GRID Specification, how to create complex layouts and ensuring it is not a bogus journey by explaining some of the gotcha’s and how to get around them.

By the end, hopefully you will agree that CSS Grid really is Excellent and having a deep understanding of it will empower you to build truly flexible themes!

8:00pm - 8:15pm
Break, chat & drink!

8:15pm - 9:00pm
Open Discussion
Hosted by George Wilde & Natasha Wylie

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.

9:00pm - 9:15pm


Thanks to our sponsors – Dataflexnet (, 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.