Javascript, web technologies, and community building on the fourth Tuesday of every month at The Urban Hive.

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Tuesday, May 24

Lightning Talks

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


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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 summer!

    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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    Cavalcade, an attempt to incorporate network effects on

    We use Angular/Ionic to drive all of our products. We’re a team of two founder over at

    I’ll go over Cavalcade, an attempt to incorporate network effects on

    Some of the issues with js that we’ve been looking at:

    • Mapping API’s
    • A.I. landscape
    • Internet of Things landscape
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    The F Word (Fear)

    The F word can cripple us to the point where we can’t move forward and hold us back from our true potential. After this talk, you will be able to get out of it’s vicious clutches.

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    The Joy of Clothoid Curves

    Clothoids are an exciting alternative to traditional Bezier curves. Clothoids are great for logos, cartoon characters, 2D animation, and even steering self-driving cars. This talk will demonstrate the sheer awesomeness of clothoids with a small app of mine, followed by a brief introduction to the math if time allows.

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    From Monet to JavaScript in 5 minutes

    Impressionist painters like Claude Monet were masters of color interaction. Artists able to create that kind of magic are rare today. Yet it is possible to understand why those paintings appear so luminous, and learn how to make color work in art and design. New technology can assist with learning color relationships.

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    But I just Learned Gulp 😕

    This talk would be about my views on the fast pace Web Dev world. New things are showing up each day, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Hopefully, this will help put some minds at ease, because it’s OK if your side project isn’t built with React.

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    Node "vs" Nashorn on the Server

    Discussion of performance characteristics of JS code running on Node.js and Nashorn (Java 8’s “jjs” scripting tool). Which is faster depends on the duration / repetitiveness of the run.

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    Hacking CSS units with PostCSS

    I’ll be showing how to create our own CSS units using PostCSS, basic math and media queries. Will you want to use it in production? Probably not but it’s still cool.

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    How to Market your project

    So, you’ve developed your project. Now what? You mom and your pet can’t be your only users. You’ve defined who your target user is. Right?

    It can’t be everyone, everywhere.

    Will your product look the same for a Kenyan national who is training for the Olympics this summer? Will your project better suit the needs of an accountant who works remotely with small businesses who have less than 10 employees? Or will your project most benefit urban farmers in LA or Detroit?

    Marketing is based on stories and emotions. Connecting your potential customer to why they need your product over a competitor’s. What is the problem your project solving?

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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!


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What's Next?

NodeSchool, Sunday, June 26

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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