Next event: November 2019 – Design Patterns & Development Do’s and Don’ts

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Join us Wednesday 20th November at Entrust for an evening of talks. There is free food and drink waiting! We’ll be there from 6pm with talks starting at 7pm.

Design Patterns & Development Do’s and Don’ts

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019, 6:00 PM

Entrust, Room G05
The Riverway Centre Stafford, GB

11 Members Attending

Join us for the last meetup of 2019. We have two talks lined up. Dan with his Design Patterns Distilled talk and Jon with his Development Do’s and Don’ts talk. All our events are free to attend, with food and drink provided. We welcome both newcomers and existing members. Come along and join us! ⏱ SCHEDULE 6:00pm – 7:00pm People arrive. Food, drink…

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October 2019 – Guest Speaker & 5th Birthday Celebrations!

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

Thanks to everyone who has joined us, spoken and volunteered over the past year.

A massive thank you to our sponsors – My Clever Group, Dataflexnet, Codeweavers, VesselsValue and Kanuka Digital.

Talk

The future of the web

Paul TebbattHead Of Learning, My Clever Group

An interactive session lead by Paul Tebbatt, Head of Technical Learning at My Clever Group.

Looking at the technologies and trends shaping the future of the web. Servers or lack of, deployments, back end data storage, front-end, JavaScript native apps, user interfaces, Alexa, VR and chatbots (AI).

September 2019 – Lightning Talks

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

A massive thank you to our sponsors – My Clever Group, Dataflexnet, Codeweavers, VesselsValue and Kanuka Digital.

Talks

Big Data Quality

Louise BradshawSenior Data Analyst, VesselsValue

In an ever expanding data environment, data quality management is becoming more important and challenging than ever. Louise will look at data quality principles and what to think about when designing new products.

Improving your UX approach

Natasha WylieUX/Front-end Developer, VesselsValue

Slides

In this talk I aim to outline the complexity of UX and the responsibilities required to achieve a good UX approach. I will demonstrate key ways to help you improve the UX of a service, application or website and show you how to go about creating user personas and journeys to ensure better understanding of your customers and identify areas which require improvements. I will also discuss the benefits of performing UI and usability testing with your users to confirm whether these improvements are successful.

August 2019 – Lightning Talks

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

A massive thank you to our sponsors – My Clever Group, Dataflexnet, Codeweavers, VesselsValue and Kanuka Digital.

Talks

Anarchy in the DNS

Richard HemingwayData Analyst & Network Administrator, Spec Check

The classic DNS Protocol that has underpinned the internet for decades is poised to be replaced by two controversial new protocols. This talk will cover the pros, cons and implications for enterprise and network security brought by DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS.

AWS Cloud – Choice picks for developers from a smorgasbord of services

Rhys Powell — Lead Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services

Slides

With Amazon releasing new features and services every month, if not weekly, what are the key services?

This talk takes a look at these key services that engineering teams should be aware of and goes through some of the features and functions that make them useful and what do the other cloud providers offer that are alternatives.

July 2019 – Lightning Talks

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

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

Talks

Finding a boss that swears

Callum BoothSoftware Engineer, Bluetel

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.

CSS Grid – A Most Excellent Adventure

Kirsty Burgoine — WordPress Engineer & Frontend Developer, Human Made

Slides | CodePen

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!