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).

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!

June 2019 – Lightning Talks

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

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

Talks

Angular Fundamentals – How to Build Modern Web Apps

George WildeFront End Developer, Contractor/Consultant

George will walk us through the fundamentals of the Angular framework.

We’ll cover everything you need to know to build your first Angular app. We’ll see how an app is structured, how components talk to each other, what a service is, how routing works and how to collect data with forms.

Whether you’re new to Angular, or just want to check you’re doing things the best way, this talk will fast-track you to building great Angular apps.

Timekeeping with JS at the beach

Rob Wells — Web Developer, EU Automation

JavaScript is not known for its brilliant abilities to keep time, so it’s probably not best suited to timing motorsport. In this talk Rob will explain some of problems he faced in building an offline application to time Vintage Hot Rods on Pendine Sands.

The seventh annual running of the Hot Rod Races is happening over the weekend of 15th and 16th June.

May 2019 – JS Design Patterns & Writing Website Specifications

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

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

Talks

JavaScript design patterns – a case study

Elliot Evans — Web App Developer, Codeweavers

When creating a solution for a problem it can be challenging to put all the pieces together, this presentation will showcase how implementation of some design patterns helped overcome this hurdle.

Writing effective website specification documents

Mark Wilkinson — Developer and Co-founder, Highrise Digital

Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way?

Of course, you do.

A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business.

In this talk, Mark will outline the key parts of an effective website specification and why they’re important.