Wednesday, December 16

Holiday Lightning Talks

The Urban Hive
1931 H Street, Sacramento, 95811, CA


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    Doors Open
    Come early to grab a seat, a refreshment, and some food
    Sponsored by TekSystems
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    Welcome and Introductions
    Sponsored by The Urban Hive
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    Lightning Talks!
    Let's have some fun heading in to the holiday season! A lightning talk is a short presentation lasting only a few minutes. Being of such short length, it is a great way for new speakers to try their hand at presenting to our group. For more experienced speakers, it is a way to work on making a more concise presentation. We are accepting talk topics on _anything_! If you can talk about it for five minutes, that likely means that you are passionate about it. We want to hear about your passions! You can talk about Javascript, web technology, Java 6, bicycle repair, or flower arranging!
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    UTF-8 and you!
    We all know that we should add <meta charset="utf-8"> to our html documents and always specify utf-8 as the encoding scheme, but why? What is this mystical UTF-8? Find out more than you've ever wanted to know about the most brilliant hack in text encoding history.
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    Rusty Node
    The Rust programming language is built in a way that the code will not compile unless it safe. So with that worry out of the way now high level programmers, like javascript developers, can dip their feet into the systems programming world and see how the water feels.
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    What is `this`?
    A quick talk about what Igor has learned about `this`
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    Different Channels in learning
    Casual MeetUps (BeerJS), Meet Ups, personal projects, Slack, online schools, etc.
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    Documentation Hacks
    Exploits to Better Transfer Knowledge
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    Civic Tech is the New Black
    Ash Roughani, founder of Code for Sacramento, will discuss the role of civic tech in shaping Sacramento's future and why we should all take some time to do stuff that matters.
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    Play with Tech
    Introducing technology/programming/engineering/making to students. Why does it matter? What resources already exist? How do I get started?
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    Design For Developers
    Designers & Devs share a lot in common but we often end up working on separate teams and tossing work over the fence. If designers can learn to code, can developers learn design? Why would we want to? Where do we start? Learn some simple design & UX techniques to build cool things!
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    A First Foray Into React Native
    A quick look at what React Native is, how it works, and how it's different from other javascript-to-native frameworks (e.g. Phonegap), told through the lens of someone stumbling through it for the first time :)
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    Writing a jQuery Plugin
    jQuery is a powerful javascript library with built-in support for DOM traversal, AJAX, animations, event handling, and DOM manipulation. It also has a very simple plugin API that makes it highly extensible. It's so simple, you can learn how to write a jQuery plugin in less than five minutes!
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    15-seconds of Fame
    New to the area? Hiring? Stumped on a problem? Here's your chance to take the floor and address the group for your 15-second of fame!
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    Closing Remarks
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    Grab a drink and get to know your fellow #SacTech community members by hanging out afterwards and socializing with our other attendees. We'll keep it going until we get kicked out!
    Sponsored by Rocket Department

What's Next?

Monthly Meetup, Tuesday, January 26th at The Urban Hive

What Else?

Want to speak at a future meetup? We accept 15, 30, and 45-minute talks on a wide variety of topics. Let us know what you'd like to talk about.

Find us on Twitter, YouTube, Slack, and help us plan future meetups on GitHub

Monthly Meetup, Tuesday, November 24th at The Urban Hive