March 04, 2022 at 06:00 PM
With all the innovation in the Web3 space, it's hard to navigate, but for traditional Web2 developers, you just need to know a few things to get started.
Most of us know what a blockchain is, but what makes the Ethereum blockchain a great place to build your project? What projects make a good Decentralized Application? There's Decentralized Finance (DeFi), Crypto Exchanges, and even games that integrate DeFi. Want to build NFT marketplaces? We need to know what tools we will need and manage onboarding users with crypto wallets.
This session will explore an Ethereum Blockchain Dapp built with ReactJS, Truffle Suite, and Infura (frameworks for Solidity Smart Contracts).
Smart contracts contain our logic for signing transactions, transferring assets, and anything else you want to do programmatically on the EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine). That's where a production application would eventually get deployed.
We will set up a local blockchain node, deploy our smart contracts on that node, and learn about testnets that can be thought of as a public staging environment that mimics the mainnet, where we would deploy our smart contracts before production.
January 28, 2022 at 06:00 PM
It's a new year and we're going to try to put the past behind us. Remote events are no fun because half of the experience is in the in-person networking that you get at local events.
To kick off the new year, we're going to do a show and tell event to catch up on what everyone is working on.
If you plan to attend, here is what we are encouraging:
- Bring your laptop if you have one.
- Plan to talk about an accomplishment you've made in the past year that you're proud of.
- Plan to talk five (5) to ten (10) minutes about something you've worked on recently in the development space.
- Bring a friend!
In addition to group member updates, we'll use this event as an opportunity to plan for future meetings.
October 29, 2021 at 07:00 PM
Join us for an interactive workshop on building a live streaming application with Python. By the end of the workshop, you will have the skills needed to build a simple video streaming website.
The workshop will be one hour long. After the workshop, there will be a Q&A.
To get the most out of this workshop, we recommend you join us with:
- Python installed
- A Vonage account
If you have any issues with these, we will be on hand to support you in the workshop.
September 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM
Next.js is a natural choice whether you're quickly prototyping or building your next great application. Shouldn't you expect the same of your database? In this talk, you'll learn why and how Next.js paired with MongoDB gives you the ultimate developer experience. We'll cover how you can utilize the best of both Next.js and MongoDB to build the next generation of amazing applications.
August 13, 2021 at 07:00 PM
Josh Gurin is a Lead Applications Recruiter with over 22 years of experience in the local greater Sacramento area hiring marketplace. He will be providing specific tips and techniques for strengthening the recognition your resume receives, both from live hiring managers and from automated search engines / online resume submissions. He will also cover techniques for LinkedIn and online job hunting. Lastly, Josh is a local market expert when it comes to the demand from companies for specific skill sets and technical trends on what's hot and what's not and he will be discussing possible career directions to enhance marketability and income levels.
July 02, 2021 at 07:00 PM
So you're building an API? Have you thought about how you're going to secure it to keep the data of your users safe?
It doesn't matter if it is REST, SOAP, or something modern like GraphQL, security is often overlooked or an after-thought during development. Do you encrypt your data in the database and if so, which data should be encrypted? Do you limit who has access to the data through API endpoints and query-able fields and if so, are you using something like JSON Web Tokens (JWT), OAuth, or something else? There's a lot to consider for API security, far beyond the points listed here.
In this session, we'll explore five (5) key components that you can apply in your project to strengthen the security of your API. In the process we'll be using the Go programming language (Golang) and see live demos on how the various techniques can be applied. We'll even see how they were used in the secure file sharing service ybits.io.
Disclaimer: This talk does not reflect the views of my current or previous employer(s) and there is no affiliation with them either. These are on my own!
June 04, 2021 at 07:00 PM
Flutter is an open-source mobile application platform developed by Google. Flutter apps are written in Dart programming language. In this talk, we will briefly discuss other cross-platform solutions and how Flutter is different. You will learn to build applications for multiple platforms (Android, iOS, Web, and Desktop) from a single code base.
May 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM
In this talk, Raymond will introduce us to Pipedream, a service that lets you build complex workflows easily by stitching together different steps into a process that can be run by HTTP, schedule, and more.