• Community Night


  • March 2020 Meetup

    TTT Studios

  • Machine Learning with JS


    After a January snowday, VanJS is back with a look at machine learning in JS! That's right! Not a typo - not Python, not R - ML in JAVASCRIPT. Not only does ML in JS have real world use cases, it also provides a familiar base for exploring the intersection of computer science and data science. SPEAKERS We have two great speakers: 1. How much do you need to know about Machine Learning? Dina Berry - content developer for Microsoft working on cognitive services. Full-stack dev in JS/TS. Twitter: @dfberry, Instagram: @dfberry_, GitHub: @dfberry, @diberry 2. Intro to Machine Learning with JavaScript An overview of machine learning with Tensorflow JS. We'll implement an example and look at performance considerations. Johny Kalambay - full-stack web developer at Zenhub, instructor at Lighthouse Labs, & turtle owner. Web: http://jonnykalambay.com/ VENUE BrainStation is the global leader in digital skills training and education. The main disciplines we teach are; Product, Design, Development, Marketing and Data. Our goal is to democratize digital skills and help empower 1 million people by 2025 through our state of the art campuses and online https://brainstation.io/ FOOD/DRINK SPONSORS realtor.com® is the fastest growing online real estate platform for homebuyers, sellers and renters. Our platform has over 3 million listings, 50+ million unique users every month and we have the most homes for sale nationwide than any competing real estate marketplaces. In our meetup group we share, and also learn, about new technologies, engineering best practices, how to be a data driven company, how to scale your organization and technology, and many more topics. Come and mingle with our talented engineers, technology leaders and product leaders. We are one of the top Tech Meetups in Vancouver, BC! Join us for good food and great presentations! https://www.meetup.com/Realtor-com-Technology-meetup/ AFTER EVENT Join us afterward for drinks/chat at the St. Regis located nearby at 608 Dunsmuir St. https://stregisbarandgrill.com/

  • Machine Learning with JS

    Terminal, Inc.

  • The Meetup of Meetups, Holiday Social

    The Blackbird Public House

    This is a ticketed event. Follow the directions below to sign up! https://www.meetup.com/GDGCloudVancouver/events/266708520

  • Inside Look at Coding Education Software


    An internal look at the software architecture of two interactive coding education applications: CodeRoad & CodeCast. Gain insight into building VSCode & Atom extensions, in-browser video streaming, and the decisions and development process behind two similar-minded, yet different, applications. Doors open at 6pm with talks starting at 6:30pm. TALKS 1. Inside CodeRoad CodeRoad is a VSCode extension that lets you play interactive coding tutorials inside of your editor. The talk will look at developing a VSCode & Atom extension: focusing on limitations, possibilities, tradeoffs, and tough decisions. We’ll see how VSCode & Git can be hacked to produce a CodeCademy-esque tutorial experience for users in the editor. We’ll also go over the software architecture of the Electron/TypeScript/XState/React/Apollo application and Node/GraphQL API. Speaker: Shawn McKay is the creator of CodeRoad and Rematch, applications team people lead at Semios and organizer of VanJS. 2. Inside CodeCast CodeCast (codecast.io) syncs code with video streaming to provide a better in-browser interactive learning experience. The talk will look at the software architecture and decision motivation in building a web SPA app (CodeCast) and Electron app (CodeCast Studio), running React/Redux. It will also look at the motivations behind using Go for file watching and Elixir on the backend. Speakers: - Tammam Kbeili is the founder & CEO at CodeCast, as well as the founder & lead instructor at CodeCore. - Mike Martinson is a polyglot developer and cofounder/CTO at CodeCast SPONSORS Thank you Galvanize for sponsoring the space and drinks! Food sponsored by LoginRadius & Steamclock Software. Also, thank you to FOSSA, the open-source manager ((https://fossa.com/), for full-on sponsoring the last workshop!

  • HacktoberFest 2019

    DevHub Vancouver

    HACKTOBERFEST 2019 HacktoberFest is a month-long celebration of open-source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors toward issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they’ve just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating. Can’t make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. AGENDA FOOD (1pm) Pizza & drinks sponsored by FOSSA (https://fossa.com/) Q&A PANEL (1:30pm) Hear from some of the best open-source developers in town: - Brent Vatne (Software Dev @Expo) - David Luecke (Creator of Feathers.js) - Stephen Belanger (Node.js Dev @Elastic, Node contributor) WORKSHOPS (2:30pm) - I Git It with Shawn McKay (Software Dev @Semios, Rematch creator) Learn the basics of how Git works using just pen & paper. - Intro to Pull Requests - (3pm) with Jeremy Gonzalez (@getFossa, basset.io) An introduction to contributing to open-source. Make your first pull request on GitHub. - Practical Tips for Open Source (3:45pm) with Brent Vatne (Expo, React Native, React Navigation) A point of view on how to manage popular open-source projects successfully and how you can be a positive participant in the open-source community. Interested in doing a workshop? Chime in at https://github.com/VanJS/meetup/issues/29. HACK TIME Dive in with your first PRs. Not sure what to work on? We'll provide some ideas. WIN A FREE T-SHIRT To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests (PRs) between October 1-31 (in any time zone). PRs can be made to any public repo on GitHub, not only the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as spam or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate. This year, the first 50,000 participants who successfully complete the challenge will earn a T-shirt. Bring a laptop & Happy Hacking!

  • VanJS: Abstract Syntax Trees & Performant GraphQL

    Plenty of Fish

    VanJS is back from a summer Hiatus on Sept 11th! We're featuring guest speakers: Olivia Zhang and Argemiro Neto. The event will be at Plenty of Fish, located at 555 Hastings St W Unit 2525 just south of Waterfront station. *Doors open at 6:30pm, and talks begin at 7pm*. Pizza will be provided courtesy of our hosts at POF. 1. Olivia Zhang - Writing code to refactor code - a practical guide to Abstract Syntax Trees This talk is intended for JavaScript developers with all levels of experience, people attending the talk will learn - What is the Abstract Syntax Tree - How to use the AST to write Babel plugins - How to use Babel plugins as codemods and as build-time transforms The key takeaway is that working with the AST is easy, useful and fun! Bio: Olivia is a frontend engineer at ZenHub. 2. Argemiro Neto - Clear and Performant GraphQL The talk will give attention to building features in GraphQL that I found unclear at first or not well documented. I'll demonstrate: - GraphQL basics - Applying middleware - Using dataloaders to cache queries - Using schema directives Bio: Argemiro is a Data Engineer at Semios. 3. Drinks Join us for drinks after the event for drinks. Location TBA. Thank you to POF for sponsoring the space!

  • VanJS: Async/Await and the Decentralized Web

    VFS Cafe

    Join us for the spring edition of VanJS on March 28th! We're featuring guest speakers: Neil Kandalgaonkar and David Luecke. The event will be at VFS Cafe, located at 390 West Hastings Street just east of Homer Street. *Doors open at 6:30pm, and talks begin at 7pm*. 1. Neil Kandalgaonkar - Async and Await At the end of this talk, you'll know how to use async/await in JavaScript, and the important gotchas. And hopefully, you’ll also have a better sense of what’s really going on, and how to fix it when it doesn’t seem to be working. Bio: Neil has worked on JS frontends at Wikipedia and currently hacks Node.js at VRChat. 2. David Luecke - Getting Ready for the Decentralized Web The decentralized web promises to give us more control over our data and how it is used and bring us closer to the original vision of the world wide web. In this talk I'd like to go over what it is, where things are at and how JavaScript may play a key role in a decentralized ecosystem. Bio: David is an open sourcerer @feathersjs, decentralizer @bidalihq, rock-climber, synthesizerer, Vancouverite, German. 3. Drinks Join us for drinks after the event at the Irish Heather, located at 210 Carrall Street. Thank you to Steamclock Software for sponsoring the space!

  • VanJS: Async Iterators and Typescript

    VFS Cafe

    Join us for the first "open source" edition of VanJS on February 27th! We're featuring two great guest speakers: Stephen Belanger of Elastic, and James Doyle of Sycle. The event will be at VFS Cafe, located at 390 West Hastings Street just east of Homer Street. *Doors open at 6:30pm, and talks begin at 7pm*. 1. Stephen Belanger, Elastic - Async Iterators, a new future for streams Async Iterators make for an exciting new stream-based future. They unlock a lot of possibilities that have long been quite complicated to achieve with Node.js style streams. This presentation will demonstrate a few examples of how async iterators can enable easier streaming of data from different sources and simplify callback and event systems. 2. James Doyle, Sycle - Getting familiar with Typescript Typescript. You've heard about it, you've seen it used on a ton of big projects, even your parents are talking about it. So what is it? What problem is it solving? And finally, what overhead does it add to a project? In this presentation, we will answer all these questions as well as talk about the Typescript language itself 3. Drinks Join us for drinks after the event at the Irish Heather, located at 210 Carrall Street. Thank you to Steamclock Software for sponsoring the space!