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JAMstack Denver Meetup - August

August 05 2020
Code Talent
3412 Blake St
Denver

JAMstack Denver is hosted at Code Talent.
You can find us at 3412 Blake Street from 6ish to 8ish on the first Wednesdays of each month. Code Talent is located just a few blocks from the 38th and Blake RTD station. Can't make it out this month? No worries, we're streaming live to Twitch and YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

What is the JAMstack ?

It's Javascript, APIs, and Markup.

An explosive mix between "old-fashioned" static sites and recent technologies such as React and GraphQL which makes it possible to design super fast sites, super fast.

JAMstack relies on technologies like Gatsby, Contentful, Netlify and many others, and runs sites of all types and sizes:

🛬 Landing pages: Formidable Labs

📚 The Documentation: React

💰 E-commerce: Flamingo

Performance and SEO are issues handled by default, which gives you time to take care of what really matters: your site.

More info on JAMstack.org (and in our meetups of course).

Last meetups

Keeping Up w/ the JSONs (Alice Post) + Pushing the Jamstack Limits (Ryan Bahan)

July 01 2020
Online event

This month we're going to be diving into the depths of the Jamstack and exploring all the ways you can build complex and dynamic applications using the Jamstack!

First up, Alice Post will be presenting "Keeping up with the JSONs: the Magic and Mechanics of Using APIs." In this presentation, Alice will demonstrate how to unlock the power of consuming APIs in a Jamstack project. A core part of web development, using features of another service made available via API is key to adding dynamic content and features to your app. She’ll dive into the details of making API calls, using that data, and combining data from different services.

Then, Ryan Bahan will be presenting "Pushing the limits of Jamstack with Next.js + Vercel." In this talk, Ryan will be diving into the details of Next.js, and he'll be creating a dynamic web application that leverages a mix of client-side, server-side, and static rendering to provide a performant, stable, and interactive experience.

If you've ever thought "Jamstack is just for static sites" or "How do I connect to an API?" or "Am I allowed to have a server on the Jamstack?", then this month's Jamstack Denver is for you! We'll be going into all the things that make Jamstack so powerful, fast, and secure, and Alice and Ryan are going to show us a bunch of the ways to do those things!

We're streaming live to Twitch and YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

Doug Whitney's "From Zero To Prod" && "Selling the Jamstack" with Dave Pernitz

June 03 2020
Online event

REMINDER: this meetup will be remote. Check out our twitch channel.

This month, Doug Whitney will be giving us a great dive into Gatsby with his talk "From Zero to Prod: Building a Documentation Website with GatsbyJS". He'll be teaching us how to generate a complete, production-ready website from a set of Markdown files with GatsbyJS. He'll give us a look at how to use Gatsby’s GraphQL API and filesystem plugin to build and customize a content-driven website that provides a great experience for developers, content authors, and end users.

More info coming soon on Dave Pernitz' talk "Selling the Jamstack"!

We'll be streaming live to Twitch and YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

Mike Duke: "The Next One Will Always Be Better", plus: Remote Development Q&A

May 06 2020
Online event

This month, we've got a sweet double-header (a double-header - remember baseball!?).

First up, Mike Duke - Turing School alumnus and returning presenter - will be giving us a first look at his new presentation "The Next One Will Always Be Better: A Memoir of My First Production Site." This kind of presentation is always super interesting, and useful for anyone - no matter where they are in their career!

Then, we're switching gears for a small panel Q&A on working remote. Pretty much everyone is doing things remotely these days, so we're going to bring together some folks with long experience working remote and some who are just transitioning to remote work to answer questions, chat about the difficulties and the positives, and whatever else comes up.

If you're a student curious about what a future remote job might look like, or you've just now settled into working remote, or you're thinking that remote work might be right for your next job, this Q&A session is probably going to give you lots of good info!

Feel free to join our Zoom call! https://bit.ly/jamstack-2020-05-06

We're streaming live to Twitch and YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

REMOTE: Svelte & Sapper w/ Leta Keane + AWS Lambdas w/ Nathaniel Foster

April 01 2020
Online event

Fully remote!

Please do not come to any location; it's important that we do our part to keep Denver and our communities healthy!

Join us on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/

Do you get excited about trending technologies that have the power to change the world? Do you like to tune into engaging and hilarious presentations about technical topics and tools? April's meetup will feature Leta Keane speaking on the combined powers of Svelte and Sapper, and Nathaniel Foster will be sharing his knowledge around serverless AWS Lambda functions. It's gonna be a great evening; both presenters are former educators so even if you don't have the technical experience around frontend frameworks and serverless computing, don't fret - you will walk away having learned something and made some friends :)

As always, if YOU would like to present about something you're interested in to a group of avid learners, please consider submitting a proposal at https://jamstackdenver.org/

For the health and safety of our community, we're exclusively streaming live to Twitch and uploading recordings to YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct - which applies whether we're fully remote or not! - below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

Jobs on the Jamstack!!! Career tips and advice from pro developers

March 04 2020
Code Talent
3412 Blake St
Denver

Looking for your next software development job? Maybe even your first job as a developer? Or are you just curious about how to land interviews with awesome companies?

Hope you answered yes to at least one of those questions, because this Jamstack meetup, we will be interviewing a panel of professional software developers! These individuals work for great companies and have found success in their careers and now they will be volunteering their time to share their experiences and give you advice on progressing your career in software development.

About our panelists:
- Jonah Walker is a Senior Flutter Engineer and past hiring manager with great insight into what a technical hiring manager is looking for in candidates, and has experience as a contractor, developer, and manager.
- Brianna DelValle is a recent Turing graduate who's landed her first job with Frontier Airlines, and has experience with the interview process and finding success in the job hunt.
- Christen Dybenko is a Senior Project Manager at GitLab, and has a lot of insight into what a project needs to succeed, and the kinds of developers she wants to work with.
- Bret Smith is a technical recruiter with Code Talent, and has tons of experience placing developers where they're needed at companies.

So regardless of whether you're self-taught, went to a coding bootcamp, have a computer science degree, or you don't come from a "technical" background, if you are trying to get a job in software development, you will be happy you came to this month's meetup. There will be free pizza, beer, and salads as always.

JAMstack Denver is hosted at Code Talent.
You can find us at 3412 Blake Street from 6ish to 8ish on the first Wednesdays of each month. Code Talent is located just a few blocks from the 38th and Blake RTD station. Can't make it out this month? No worries, we're streaming live to Twitch and YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

Flutter on the JAMstack w/ Jonah Walker + Publish: Swift SSG w/ Amy Holt

February 05 2020
Code Talent
3412 Blake St
Denver

For the first meetup of the New Year we have Jonah Walker presenting on using Flutter for the web, and compiling the language to JavaScript and hosting on Netlify. It will be the jammiest flutter app ever created! Amy Holt will be presenting on a new static site generator, Publish, for Swift Developers. It's going to be an awesome evening!

As always, if YOU would like to present about something you're interested in to a group of avid learners, please consider submitting a proposal at https://jamstackdenver.org/

JAMstack Denver is hosted at Code Talent.
You can find us at 3412 Blake Street from 6ish to 8ish on the first Wednesdays of each month. Code Talent is located just a few blocks from the 38th and Blake RTD station. Can't make it out this month? No worries, we're streaming live to Twitch and YouTube!
https://www.twitch.tv/jamstackdenver/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvjCJHilRhXoalNm9pNPYg

Please read our Code of Conduct below: https://www.meetup.com/JAMstack-Denver/pages/28543529/JAMstack_Denver_Code_of_Conduct

Have an idea for a ​​talk?

Do you have an experience (good or bad) with the JAMstack you want to share?

Have you found a library, framework or SaaS you want to talk about?

You wrote / participated in an open source project related to the ecosystem?

Don't wait, offer a talk! We will be happy to help you in the choice of the subject, the preparation of the talk and the presentation of the talk if you wish.

Meetup organized with ️️❤️ by Nick Teets, Gabe Greenfield, Thomas Randolph, and Zach Brooks.


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