Navigating Your Git Repository

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:30pm

You can git pull, merge, and even force-push with the best of them, but what’s really going on in that .git folder? What’s a commit, and how does it know where it came from? What does checking out a tag have to do with detaching your head, and why does rebase mess things up so thoroughly? In this talk, we’ll get inside individual commits and learn to push them around, then zoom out to the whole repository. Come find out how Git’s glorified game of Connect-the-Dots can improve the development workflow and collaboration opportunities for your whole team!

Express Yourself with Node.JS

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
JavaScript has come a long way since being used solely for drop-down menus and annoying pop-ups.
 
From nodejs.org:
"Node.js® is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices."
 
We’ll explore what all of this means by using Express.js, a web framework for Node.js by building the “15-minute” blog, touching on Express.js’s middleware  concept and well as some of the building blocks of Node.js including NPM.

A Guided Tour of Albuquerque’s Open Data

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

A workshop with Code for America and Code4ABQ

  • Where: FatPipe ABQ
  • When: July 11, 2015, 9 - 12:30
  • Cost: $5 (covering cost of coffee & snacks)
  • All Levels
  • Bring a computer

ABQ WebGeeks is excited to announce the first skills-based workshop in a series that aims to bring a new skillset to each participant in a fun, interactive, community-focused environment.

A Fools Guide to Drupal 8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

April 1st.. The Day of Fools. With that we can think of no better person to do our presentation more than our own Mark Casias. As we get closer to the release of Drupal8, Mark will round up some of the new features of Drupal8 from the perspective of 1) A developer, B) A site builder and iii) a themer. To help ease the pain of listening to Mark, we've wrangled up a license to PHPStorm to raffle off at the end of the talk. Huge thanks to JetBrains for their support.

ExpressionEngine - A Practical Introduction.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

ExpressionEngine - that Content Management System that suits no conventions. It's built from PHP, but yet is proprietary. It's not Open Source, but yet is community driven - fanatic driven, even. Designers love it - programmers can't get enough of it. Some agencies insist on it. What is it? What can be built on it? And how in the world does this matter to you? Caroline C.

Class Is In Session! What I've Learned From My Students

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 6:30pm

Those who can, do. Those who can do better, teach. The best thing Dylan McDonald could do for himself as a software developer was to teach web development. Contrary to popular belief, the influence of academia has significantly raised the quality of the code he writes both for his students and his own purposes. This talk will be a fun and compassionate exploration of this road to better code.

Your Survey Responses

Hello comerades,

Thank you so much for participating in our 2014 End-of-Year Survey! We'd like to share a summary of answers, for discussion and for benchmarking, and to share our reactions to them.

We had some technical difficulties - we were limited to 10 questions per survey by our SurveyMoney free plan and so had to compile 3 surveys on to one page. We got 11 answers to the first survey and 4 to each of the subsequent two. Oh well. We'll use a different solution for the next round.

OK off we go.

  • You, on average, attended 4 sessions.

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