Casting to create your dream team

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Happiness team at Automattic, the team responsible for growing the team of support professionals for WooCommerce,, and the Jetpack family of products, believes that the people we add to our team shape and shift the culture of our company as we grow. We have developed a process to identify very best support people who will excel in the work we do and contribute to our unique culture.

Vagrant debugging with xdebug

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Setting up a "real" debugger and stepping through the live PHP code can be an invaluable tool, but if you've never set it up before, it can be very ... non-trivial.  There are quite a few steps involved.  Once you do it a few times, it's not too big a deal, but setting it up the first time can be daunting.

"Alexa, make me a green chile breakfast burrito"

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

"Okay, you're a green chile breakfast burrito. Is there anything else I can help you with?"
– Alexa

Have an Amazon Echo? Is Alexa not as "skilled" as you'd like her to be? Short of teaching her to make a burrito, if there's something you like her to better assist you with, why not create your own skill? We'll cover the technologies involved, Alexa's interaction model, and create a basic Alexa skill.

2016 Holiday Shenanigans

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Once again we celebrate whatever celebration you choose to celebrate by gathering together. No presentation this month but we will once again attempt to do a white elephant gift exchange. Bring something tech related, wrapped, and we'll draw straws to see who picks first. As people pick, you get a chance to 'steal' from a previously picked gift. Hope to see you all there.

React to the Future

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

So you've gotten your hands dirty with React, or maybe you've been holding off because it doesn't all quite make sense. Perhaps you even attended the previous ABQ Webgeeks React/Redux talk. What's next?

To start, the #3 thing people want to do after "Hello World" and getting some basic Redux stuff going is connect to a database, but how? We'll start this talk by adding persistence to the TodoMVC app we build in the previous talk.

Two Much Angular Momentum

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

After much anticipation, Angular 2 is here. Did the Angular team come up with something spectacular? Will the new release give the framework enough Anuglar momentum to surpass frameworks such as React? See for yourself as I discuss both code and experiences with Angular 2's beta and release candidates.

About the Presenter:
Dylan is the instructor of the Deep Dive Coding bootcamp at CNM. He has been in IT for 17 years and teaching in some capacity for 7 years. He loves JavaScript, PHP, Java, and free beers from WebGeeks attendees.

Caroline's Do's and Don't-s of going Freelance

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

So, you’re going into work day-in, day-out, working for the wo/man, feeling a little too trapped, a little under-stimulated, and getting paid a little-to-little? Catch yourself looking over the picket fence at other jobs and seeing the brown underside of that greener grass? Wondering if shattering that glass bubble and walking out with naught but your scheming brain and your last check would just solve, well, everything?

Making Music with Composer

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Everyone loves package managers. Ruby has one, Node, Redhat.. This month we'll take a look at the PHP Package Manager, Composer and look at how it will help your application development. 

About The Speaker
Mark Casias is one of the coordinators of this fine group. He is a Sr Drupal Developer for Mediacurrent and has a podcast. Also, he likes it when you buy him beer.

July Training: Deep Debugging de Deep Dive Dylan

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 8:30am

Ever wanted to figure out WHAT happening with that fff....f-awesome program? Are you a junior developer looking to develop your debug? Are you an experienced developer peering into a new language and its debug toolchain? Join us for a crash course in debug tools and some interactive debug sessions. Come join the fun and find that missing semicolon!


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