Everyone give a big warm welcome to Caroline Blaker as a coordinator for WebGeeks! Markie and I are excited to have Caroline come on board with us to help out. Caroline will be helping us get more organized for the coming year so we can put together more awesome presentations for you in the community and we all look forward to another great year!
ABQ Web Geeks meet the third Wednesday of each month at a bar/restaurant for happy hour and good conversation. If you're a developer, designer or otherwise working in web, mobile, software or tech, we'd be glad to see you.
No super slick business cards or uber power handshakes (or old-style networking) please!
Sign up on the NMTC Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/nmtechscene/events/153789412/
Our December event is once again a holiday extraviganza. We will be meeting at ArtBar on Gold and Second for our third annual holiday party. There will be a white elephant gift exchange.
But don't worry! Everything will be the same. We will still be on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. We will still have awesome presenters to talk to you about some cool topic related to the web. There will still be announcements on the httq website, twitter and facebook accounts for a few months while we make sure no one gets lost in the transition to the new name.
A new version of Drupal is coming soon and Mark has been traveling around to learn more about it. Join us as he talks about the great new features to the platform which will help you set up your site. Also he will show some of the pragmatic changes to the platform that will greatly affect how you build your site.
SIGN UP! http://httq-2013-13.eventbrite.com/
You’re putting your application together, but now you’re getting some sort of weird errors, and you’re not exactly sure where the heck to start looking. Did you mess something up, or are you bringing in some plugin that might be broken in a weird way that only you’ve hit?
Many people have the misunderstanding that developers work in a field that is black and white. That each challenge we face has a simple and natural solution. We in the industry know that this is completely untrue.
In order to maintain our edge must be proactive with our continued education and professional development.
Never has there been a time where learning resources are so readily available. The only thing that limits your educational pursuits is the time you can commit to them. This is an amazing time to be self-directed in your learning.
How these issues affect your opportunities & community
How do you keep your opportunities in reach when so many businesses seek out cheap labor overseas, or call on crowdsourcing for "more options"? Spec (speculative) work, contests, competitions, pro-bono , and a little bit about outsourcing, it's affecting the industries of graphic designers, photographers, developers, and writers.
Come listen to some of the cool stuff people have been working on. We have 5 presenters this month talking about some recent projects they have been working on. Each presenter will have 5-10 minutes to show off his/her stuff.
Our presenters this month are: