Tuesday, December 19

Have Yourself a Merry Little ⚡️ Lightning Talk ⚡️

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

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    Welcome and Introductions
    Sponsored by The Urban Hive
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    Build a Gatsby.js and Deploy with Netlify

    Quick show and tell of using Gatsby.js and deploying a website with Netlify.

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    Model-View-Controller with Cats 🐱

    Learn about model-view-controller with cats

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    API Testing with Postman & Newman

    Learn how to use Postman & Newman to test APIs

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    Rima Seiilova-Olson
    Web Analytics using Google Analytics

    Who visits your website? Where do they come from? What's their intent? What do they do when they land on your website? Do they perform actions you want them to perform? How can you improve their experience? These questions and many more can be answered using data from Google Analytics.

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    PyBot Racing - Building self-driving toy cars

    A short introduction to the PyBot Racing hobby of putting together RC cars with self-driving features. 1. What is PyBot Racing? 2. How is a typical car put together? 3. How is the model trained? 4. How is the car "re-programmed" to drive better? 5. Racing Day in Oakland.

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    Intro to E-Bikes
    • Watts: what do they really mean? - Hubs (geared & direct) vs mid-drive - Battery specs, what's "good"? - New or DIY: making the most of dollar per miles/smiles
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    Let's talk about pixels!

    Very brief introduction to what shaders are. Time permitting, also a quick walkthrough of a simple video generator and video filter using GLSL/ISF

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    Green Glass Doors

    A game with the audience. Will mostly use JavaScript/programming/computer-themed clues.

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    How I organize handouts for my high school students.

    I use several handouts in my classroom throughout the school year and need a way to organize them on my website. I decided to use the bootstrap drop-down menu which led to more nested lists than I wanted to deal with. Because of this, I decided to write a small program to help me out.

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    Holiday Prize Raffle

    Its the season of giving and we've got some great prizes to raffle off! All attendees will get a ticket to win. Earn extra entries by wearing your favorite ugly holiday sweater! Tonight's speakers and past speakers will also get an extra ticket. Speaking has its privileges!

    Sponsored by Cloudreach
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    Closing Remarks
  • social

    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!

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!

What's Next?

Front End Happy Hour Live!, Tuesday, February 27th at The Urban Hive at The Cannery

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.

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turkey(duck(chicken)): A Functional Thanksgiving with Chatbots, Tuesday, November 21st at The Urban Hive