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Milwaukee, WI /

Lightning Talks

Rokkincat 229 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite #1200, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (map)

Lightning talks are back again for 2018! ---

Description:

Utilising tagged template literals (a recent addition to JavaScript) and the power of CSS, styled-components allows you to write actual CSS code to style your components. It also removes the mapping between components and styles – using components as a low-level styling construct could not be easier!

Speaker:

Cary Wolff

Front End Engineer @ Swarming Technology. Dig all things frontend. You can find me on the trails down by the river walking my dog and contemplating life.

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Description:

Going Serverless - How I built a web based application entirely on AWS for only the cost of a domain name. The app uses no EC2 instances or containers.

Speaker:

Andrew Glassman

Andrew currently a Back End Architect at Digital Measures, and organizer of the Greater Milwaukee Java Meetup. I enjoy learning new technologies, board and video gaming, and doing fun things with my family.

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Description:

Portals in React Fiber: Rendering to Modals, Iframes and Pop-Outs

Speaker:

Sam Reed

Sam is CTO of BitMEX, a Hong-Kong based and fintech-focused Bitcoin derivatives exchange, processing billions of dollars of transactions daily.

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Description:

An Angular PWA: Comparing Air Quality for Cities. A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a very suitable approach for quick & accessible side projects: where the outcome doesn't have be the perfect (native) product, but where *every* user can have a great experience. Angular can streamline the process of creating that PWA, with Material for responsive UI components, TypeScript for scalability + great API handling, and a service worker package to develop native-like functionality. We'll look at CityAQ, a side project using the OpenAQ API to compare air quality for different cities around the world, to examine the development & design tools that can quickly take you from idea, to an "app" that works well for anyone.

Speaker:

Jack Koppa

Jack is a front-end web developer at SafeNet Consulting, currently focused on modern Angular apps. He loves working on software development in the context of clean technology, and pushing more egalitarian approaches to the environment with open source. His remaining time is filled by backpacking, Chinese, board games, and ultimate frisbee.

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Description:

Hamilton Robotics 537 student, Nick Block, had the idea to create a website which allows relatives of the students to follow their robotics team throughout the season at events. He along with a couple of other students built out a framework and web interface using javascript, mysql, and Angular 1.2. Last year I took over and we organized the architecture quite a bit and rewrote the interface using Angular 1.4. This year we are rewriting the interface using ReactJs and Redux as well as adding new features. The goal is to write React native app for devices.

Speaker:

Allan Wick

Allan has 25+ years of development the last 20 doing UI and 0bject-0riented software development. He has been involved with code-based testing for most of that time and has been working with testing since the late 90’s and automated builds since the early part of 2000. He has used many different testing frameworks starting with JUnit for Smalltalk on through frameworks for JavaScript.

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Thank you to Rokkin Cat (http://www.rokkincat.com/) for hosting us!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Thank you to Northwestern Mutual (https://jobs.northwesternmutual.com/go/Technology-Jobs/1097100/) for providing food.

Thank you to MacGregor Partners (http://www.macgregorpartners.com/) for their support.

Thank you Frontend Masters (https://frontendmasters.com/) for supplying awesome giveaways.

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