2015 Holiday Shenanigans

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come join us for our $i++ holiday shing ding where there is no presentation, but just a good time had by all. We will once again be doing the white elephant gift exchange, if you are into that sort of thing. Rules are simple, bring a gift, of the geeky nature, and at some point in the evening we'll draw numbers. You have the option of picking a gift or stealing the someone elses gift. At the end of it all, the person first picked gets to steal the coolest gift of the night. Short story long, you win if you're picked first.

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Automate All the Things with Grunt

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

JavaScript task runners like Grunt and Gulp save web developers tons of time by allowing automation of mundane development-related tasks. Learn how to speed up development time and get more time back in your day using a task runner like Grunt.

About the Speaker: Formerly an engineer in the Bay Area at Google and Hewlett-Packard, Sheelah is an independent web developer and designer here in Albuquerque. She loves spending her downtime hiking in the mountains with her husband and dog.

How Not to Take Money (A Cautionary Tale)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:30pm

Billing seems super simple a-priori - you have an awesome startup selling cat-pics on Twitter.  $0.30 / pic - what a bargain.  But then your excellent marketing team does some market analysis and sees that CPaaS is a thing and a monthly product makes sense - $5/mo for unlimited cat pics.  Also, some variety of promotions make sense - $3 for the first month and $5 from there-out. And users are joining mid-month and pro-rating should be a thing.  Also, those promotions need to expire after a month.

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.


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