Next event: September 2018 – 3D Printing & Code Club

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Join us Wednesday 19th September at Entrust for an evening of talks. There is free food and a drink waiting! We’ll be there from 6pm with talks starting at 7pm.

3D Printing & Code Club at September’s Staffs Web Meetup

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018, 6:00 PM

Entrust, Room G05
The Riverway Centre Stafford, GB

15 Members Attending

Join us for September’s Staffs Web Meetup. This month, we have two talks lined up. There’s lots of free parking on the Entrust site. We’re a short walk from the town centre and train station. Thanks to our sponsors – Codeweavers ( https://codeweavers.net ) and Kanuka Digital (https://www.kanukadigital.com). Schedule — 6pm – 7pm People arrive 7pm …

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August 2018 – Lightning Talks

Thanks for coming along to the August edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – Codeweavers and Kanuka Digital.

Talks

CSS is dead, long live CSS

Elliot Evans

In the fast paced world of web development, new standards are made and there are new architectures to follow and it seems writing vanilla CSS is no longer common practice. Despite this CSS is always considered as a styling language which does not do as much as you want, form the early days of the internet proposing new standards to the modern day where developers are using different languages to enhance there ability to style websites.

The talk explore why CSS is no longer being used such as: why there has been a huge shift in recent years away to other languages such as SCSS? What is CSS-in-JS and why it exists? Future of CSS / CSS Working drafts and to conclude why the language is not dead.

How to build what your customers want

George Wilde

User stories are a tool that helps software teams understand what a customer needs. So what happens when they are written badly, or misleading? The wrong things get built, there is confusion and wastage. Find out how to write great user stories that get everyone working together to build the things that your customers want.

July 2018 – Web Security and SEO Mythbusting

Thanks for coming along to the July edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – Codeweavers and Kanuka Digital.

Talks

Going to the dark side, they have cookies

Tim Nash

Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective.

We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

SEO Mythbusting: Our 5 Most Common Misconceptions

Chris Munday

Being relatively new to client side digital marketing means I’m witnessing for the first time the initial flurry of questions that we’re peppered with during on-boarding.

And while SEO has come a long way since the black hat, link farming days which focused on quick wins and short term planning, some misconceptions have survived, particularly with businesses that are not traditionally found online.

Here are 5 of the most common questions and misconceptions put to us from clients, with some fixes and solutions for dealing with them.

June 2018 – Lightning Talks

Thanks for coming along to the June edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

Our sincerest thanks to both iWeb and TopCashback for all their support over the years.

Talks

Cyber crime

Matthew Hough-Clewes

The landscape of fraud and hacking. How to implement the basics to prevent a data breach. Common trends in the cyber crime world and how to spot them.

Bootstrap 4: What is it good for?

Natasha Wylie

An overview of Bootstrap 4, highlighting its positives and negatives. As well as looking at what Bootstrap 4 has to offer compared to good old Bootstrap 3.

May 2018 – Lightning Talks

Thanks for coming along to the May edition of Staffs Web Meetup.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – iWeb and The Deskspace Project, run by TopCashback’s Charity (TopCharity).

Talks

Recruitment, Behind the Scenes

Oliver Perry

A ‘behind the scenes’ sneak peak into the challenges and processes of recruitment from a local technical recruiters point of view.
Discussing what goes on, the challenges involved and how it could be improved.

Drones and the Web

Tom Lewis

Drones are often seen as the ‘next big thing’ in industries from media to search and rescue. In this talk, we take a look at how integration with some modern web technologies can enhance the product and businesses.