Upcoming Events

[RocJS] Pete introduces us to Next.js

Developers are always looking to extend their existing skill base to cover new areas. In the past performing server side rendering or static site generation required different tooling than was required for client side rendering in a typical application written with Angular or React. This presentation will serve as an introduction to Next.js. Next.js is a framework for building both static and dynamically generated sites with React. Out of the box Next.js provides support routing, code splitting, hot code reloading, pre-rendering of pages, and various CSS-in-JS solutions.

This will be an introductory session focused on the fundamental features of Next.js. There will be a tour of a sample application written with Next.js and a list of resources will be shared to get you quickly up to speed on using Next.js in your own projects. Knowledge gained during this session is applicable to similar frameworks like Nuxt.js aimed for Vue.js developers.

Our speaker this evening is Pete Traeg, a staple of the community. He’s been working in front end tech since when jQuery was still a thing—maybe before—we’re not keeping track.

Past Events

Steps and Value in Change-Harvesting

Change-harvesters say we can change systems most effectively when both the content and the approach of our change is human, local, oriented, taken, and iterative. We can apply these ideas to any change we undertake, but they're especially relevant when we're changing code. The most common answer a change-harvester will give to the question, "How can I get more value faster?" is this: "Take many more significantly smaller steps." In this talk, we'll see why that recommendation is so effective.

Speaker:
GeePaw Hill is a coach – a professional harvester of the value of change -- in the software development industry. A geek for forty years, he's spent the last two decades helping individuals, teams, and organizations take steps to become closer to who or how they wish to be. As a speaker at conferences around the world, he is known for his mixture of warm insight and comical irreverence. Check him out here: https://geepawhill.org

Easy as (Raspberry) Pi: Setting up a secure Raspberry Pi for project work

We're going to setup a Raspberry Pi at home so you can connect to it remotely. We will secure it with public key and multi-factor authentication before opening it up so it is accessible to the world.

Speaker:
Dennis Wheeler is currently a manager over the DevOps and Operations teams at VisualDx. He works with his team to help secure the office and cloud infrastructure. His team also automates the processes to help make the rest of the engineering department more efficient. He also freelances on the side, helping people improve their DevOps and Security setups.

Movie Night with RocJS

We’ve never done a simultaneous video viewing party before so this is very much an experiment. If it fails, we’ll all just go do something else.

We’ll be watching DigitalOcean’s React introductory video on YouTube. It’s about 20 minutes long and will serve as a good test for Metastream. There will still be a Zoom so we can pause and ask each other questions.