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6:00 pm, Dinner and Networking
6:30 pm, "Lightning Talks"
It's time for our annual Lightning Talks meeting -- tasty little bite-sized presentations given by YOU!
Lightning talks are 10 minutes long, and meant to be a low-stress way for you to get up on stage and polish up those presentation skills of yours. Talk about what you're doing at work. Talk about what you're doing at night to keep you sane at work. Talk about what you wish you could be working on in a perfect world. We can hardly wait to hear what you've got to say!
To start your inevitable rise to Lightning Talk Fame and Fortune, just send your talk title and a quick paragraph describing what you plan to cover to me -- [masked].
"Thinking in Flex - An Intro to the CSS Flexbox" by Mike Schutte
When I first started tinkering with CSS, I would spend HOURS trying to position my content in a way that matched the vision in my mind. This often involved adding margin or padding, pixel by pixel. Mind you, this was before I even learned about things like Chrome Developer Tools. I eventually heard through the grapevine about flexbox displays, and set out to build a simple app using only flex-box for positioning my content. Since then, I’m a full blown flex-box evangelist. In this talk, I’ll explain how to think and see in terms of flexbox, and I’ll walk through some examples of how to get started with it.
"A Closeup of GraphQL in the Wild" by Sarah Healey
We'll go through what exactly GraphQL does, how to use it to query your data, and who is using it right now.
"A Closer Look at the HTML5 Canvas Element" by Benjamin Matson
This talk covers important properties and features of HTML5 Canvas element, including demonstrations of the 2D and WebGL rendering components.
"Get Funky(tional) With Elm: An Overview." by Jordan Storz
"BlockChange" by Nick Gheorghita
What is a blockchain? What is Ethereum? What are smart contracts? How will they influence business & society?
"Async/Await Will Change Your Life" by CJ R.
"Intro to Setting Up Enzyme Testing" by Valerie Kraucunas
You've run create-react-app, now what? I'll talk over some of the benefits of using Enzyme to test your components, as well as demo testing a React component.
"Ionic 2: Command line to functioning app in under 10 minutes" by Stephanie Ogburn
"Node Microservices" by Travis Nelson
"Functional UI Components" by Will Klein
"Automated Acceptance Tests with Nightwatch.js" by Kyle Coberly
"Bootstrap Framework for Beginners" by Anita Khedkar
"End-to-end Testing with TestCafe" by Michael Herman
"Ten Ideas for Adopting Microservices" by Geoff Filippi