Memphis Web Workers September 2014 Meetup

Meet with people in Memphis interested in web design, front-end development, and user experience (UX) design. 

We had so much fun with our roundtable session in June, we’re doing it again! Only this time we will focus the conversation on our favorite tools of the trade. Once again, we’ll partition the group into ‘design’ and ‘dev’ and have people share their favorite tools of choice to do their jobs.

For example, the design roundtable might discuss the latest in photoshop plugins, wireframing tools, interactive portfolios, or whatever else people use to create something great.  Developers will no doubt argue endlessly over which text editor is the best text editor, and swap tips on automation and workflow tools.  Everyone is free to wander between tables, so don’t be shy.

GIVAWAYS!

We will also be raffling off some prizes this month:

• Hands-On Sencha Touch 2 – from O’Reilly Media (hard copy)

• Your choice of any JetBrains IDE (including IntelliJ IDEA, PHPStorm, WebStorm, Pycharm, etc…)

You must be present to win. 

Memphis Web Workers August 2014 Meetup

Meet with people in Memphis interested in web design, front-end development, and user experience (UX) design. 

Our special guest this month will be Raymond Camden speaking live via video feed.  Raymond is a developer for Adobe and will provide an overview on building native mobile apps with HTML, CSS and Javascript using the Cordova framework.

As usual, we will have time for networking, socializing, and show-and-tell.  

Food and drink will be provided by Vaco Memphis.

July Meetup is for Super Users!

The Memphis Web Workers will not have its regularly scheduled meeting in July.  Instead, we will be joining with the other #memtech user groups for the Super User Meetup!

The Super User Group meeting is a conglomeration of the #memtech user groups – .Net, Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, WordPress, Hardware, Web Workers, PASS, and Game Developers.  There will be some general community announcements, and a series of 20 minute talks by a broad cross-section of the community.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – 6:00pm
Cowork Memphis
902 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN

Get more information and RSVP here: http://meetu.ps/2nGZkz

Memphis Web Workers June 2014 Meetup

This month we’re changing things up!

Instead of the usual 1-2 presentations, we’re going to have a set of “round-table” discussions about topics in our lives as developers and designers.

Topics for discussion:

User Experience/Usability

How does UX integrate with the worlds of design and development? How can everyone be a better steward for the user? What UX actually mean? What are the differences between UX and UI Design?

Front-end Development tools

From Sass to Grunt and from jQuery to the shell, a discussion of what tools reign supreme and what’s on the horizon for dev tools for those of us working client-side.

Web Design

Talk about trends and topics from around the web design world including responsive design, atomic design, flat vs. skeuomorphic design and workflow between designers and developers. 

Javascript

Discussion of various topics surrounding Javascript including frameworks, libraries and writing JS “right.”

Summary and links for April’s Web Workers meetup

April’s Web Workers meetup packed a lot of information into a very short amount of time. We want to make sure you have the resources to go and play with the technologies we discussed.

Nathanael Smith’s GruntJS talk

Nathanael (@nsmith2) spoke about integrating GruntJS into your front-end development workflow and how easy it is to create your own Grunt plugins.

View his slides here: http://scriptfall.com/presentations/GruntTalk.html

Bryan Robinson’s Atomic Design talk

Bryan (@brob) talked about the concept of Atomic Design and how to use it in your design thinking and front-end development using PatternLab.io.

View his slides here: http://slid.es/brob/atomic-design/ View the PatternLab Web Workers repo here: https://github.com/brob/web-workers-pattern-lab

Photos from the meetup:

Memphis Web Workers April 2014 Meetup

Important Date Change Note: Instead of our usual second Tuesday of the month, we’ll be having our meetup Monday, April 7 so as to not conflict with IgniteMemphis Tuesday night.

Meet with people in Memphis interested in web design, front-end development, and user experience (UX) design. 

Nathanael Smith will be presenting on using Grunt in your workflow.

Bryan Robinson will be presenting on Atomic Design and PatternLab.

We’ll also do Designer/Developer Open Mic, so if you’ve got an awesome project or cool topic, we’ll give you 5 minutes to talk about it or show it off. Sign up in the comments.

Arrive at 6 for food and networking and presentations kick off at 6:30.

Memphis Web Workers March 2014 Meetup

Meet with people in Memphis interested in web design, front-end development, and user experience (UX) design. 

This month, Joey Brown will be presenting RESTful Applications. Joey will give an overview of RESTful Architecture and then demonstrate consuming a commercial RESTful API with an AngularJS application.

Also, web design open-mic! Have you designed something or worked on a digital-medium project that you are particularly proud of? Then show it off to the group!  This is intended to be very casual and low-pressure.  Each show and tell session will be about 5 minutes, and will be first-come-first serve.  Reserve a spot now in the comments below, or show up and grab an open slot (hopefully we’ll have time for 5-7 show ‘n tellers).

Food and drink will be sponsored by Vaco Memphis (bring your appetite!). Check them out at www.vacomemphis.com.

Memphis Web Workers February 2014 Meetup

Meet with people in Memphis interested in web design, front-end development, and user experience (UX) design. 

For February we’ll be meeting at Cowork Memphis and will have a panel of designers from the Memphis area to discuss trends in design, UX, collaboration, best practices and more.

Panelists:

Jessica Biggs, Simple Focus

Anthoney Carter, Loaded for Bear

Matt Ladner, St. Jude

Shannon Rhodes, RocketFuel

David Sparks, Archer>Malmo