June 18, 2020 at 07:00 PM
Location services cover a wide range of capabilities. They allow for mapping with custom markers, routing that takes into account traffic and accidents, and geocoding, the transformation of free form addresses to more precise longitude and latitude values. The JAMStack, while involving static web sites, can easily make use of location services in a variety of ways. From client-side mapping libraries to serverless functions, your "static" site can do everything from providing custom directions to your users to emailing them customized maps.
In this talk I'll discuss the location services provided by HERE Technologies (with alternatives as well) and share examples of updating a real static site to make use of them.
May 15, 2020 at 07:00 PM
Search Engine rankings can make or break any business. In this talk, Alain will go through how search engines crawl and index content in 2019 and beyond. We will see how to run an SEO audit on a website, what mistakes to avoid, and which best practices to put in place in order to optimize your modern web app or blog to achieve optimal search rankings.
April 24, 2020 at 08:00 PM
Want to start your own blog, but don't know where to start? Familiar with React and want to use those skills to build up a blog? Maybe you've just heard of Gatsby and want to learn more about it (regardless of it being used as a blog).
Join us as we walk through Gatsby:
- What it is
- How to use it
- How to achieve a performant SEO optimized site with it
This session is an introduction to Gatsby and the technologies around it, not limited to it being used for blogging.
March 13, 2020 at 08:00 PM
Managing state for UI components in React until now has required a dependency on libraries like Redux. But for simple UI level state management React has introduced Hooks into React core.
Understand the basics of using state, side-effects and the Context API using React's three basic Hooks (useState, useEffect and useContext).
30 minute or less talk on Basic State Management and news on React Hooks and how this makes state management more approachable in React JS.
February 21, 2020 at 06:00 PM
When developing modern applications with the Go programming language (Golang), almost always will you be using native data structures to represent the data that you work with. In many scenarios, those data structures have nested components to them, making them less than ideal to use when working with a flat formated relational database.
This is where MongoDB and a NoSQL document model can help with the development process.
MongoDB stores data as BSON, which is binary JSON, a format that can be mapped quite easily to data structures within Go. Being able to mutate complex data within the database, execute queries, and engage with the data without having to do any code-lengthy transformations is a huge benefit to application development.
In this session, we're going to see how to use the Go programming language to establish a connection to a MongoDB cluster and then perform create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD) operations to work with the data.
January 17, 2020 at 06:00 PM
I invite you to come and explore Data Science, no previous Machine Learning experience required.
I will go over the basics of data analysis with Python using the Pandas library for data modeling, Matplotlib and Seaborn libraries for data visualization, and the Scikit-learn library for Machine Learning.
I will be going over a hands on example using a Jupyter Notebook that will cover a use case for Machine Learning that will include:
- Where to find open data sets
- How to clean and explore the data
- How to convert the data into a model optimized for Machine Learning
- How to interpret the results
If you would like to follow along, please download and install the Anaconda platform which includes Jupyter.
December 06, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Serverless has become the new style of coding, and it can be used to offload your mobile apps without incurring unnecessary costs. Get an intro into serverless/function-as-a-service/cloud functions technologies and learn why startups and enterprises are so excited about using it.
This is a hands-on workshop style meetup - please come with your laptop. You will be able to write up your first serverless function in IBM Cloud using a free account. The created serverless function will use IBM Watson AI service.
In addition we will be demoing JS and Swift Serverless Functions, we will be discussing solutions with Kafka and Docker, and covering:
- Who are the players in the Serverless ecosystem?
- What are some use cases for Serverless solutions - with using a Docker as the Polyglot action
- Best practices for the Serverless architecture for Message Oriented Middleware events
- Whether going Serverless is really faster, better, cheaper for developers and organizations
If you want to learn more please come and join us for this workshop!
November 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Cypress code is very similar to BDD tests written in other testing libraries so the learning curve is pretty low. Additionally it will save screen shots of the UI before and after different actions have taken place, and allows you to save all of this data into the cloud for your customers. You can also create plugins and get crazier with Cypress if you’d like.
In this talk we’ll start at the beginning, show you how to install Cypress and start using it. We’ll build some basic tests, show you a few options for configuring and running Cypress and provide info on where to go from there.