Event Archive

We've been running virtual presentations, workshops and conferences every month since August 2017. You can watch past events on Crowdcast and YouTube or view individual session recordings, which have been edited.

LIVE CODING

Even More Bleeding Edge Next.js

Join Nick as he live codes his exploration into some of the features that were recently released in Next.js 14.

TALK SHOW

Fostering Developer Communities with Jake Ward

Erin and Brian are joined by Jake Ward, CEO of Data Protocol, to talk about best practices in developer relations for creating thriving developer communities. - devrel - community

MEETUP

Haunted DevOps 👻

Join 5 fantastic speakers this Halloween as they reveal why DevOps isn't as scary as it may seem.

  • Melissa McKay
LIVE CODING

Bleeding Edge Next.js

Join Nick as he digs into trying some of the features just announced the day before at Next.js Conf to see what's new in Next.

TALK SHOW

Content Creation and Data Science with Megan Lieu

Erin and Brian are joined by Megan Lieu, a data advocate at Deepnote, who'll discuss how she approaches content creation and what is it like to move from finance to data science to DevRel. - devrel - data science

LIVE CODING

Taking It To The Edge

Nick Taylor will explore how to get started building, deploying and using serverless and edge functions.

TALK SHOW

Flavors of DevRel with Kevin Whinnery

Erin and Brian are joined by Kevin Whinnery of Deno who'll chat about the six different flavors of developer relations.

MEETUP

Sign-in Sessions

Dev Agrawal will explore how the session can be a powerful tool in authentication that can unlock security and UX capabilities.

  • Dev Agrawal
CONFERENCE

CodeWord Conf 2023

Content is a fundamental part of the web and almost every developer building for the web has to deal with content. CodeWord Conf is focused on how developers interact with content in their code.

  • Brian Rinaldi
MEETUP

We Don’t Need No Stinking Passwords

Vinicius Campitelli will show us options for building passwordless authentication into your applications and how to get started.

  • Vinicius Campitelli
TALK SHOW

DevOps and DevRel with Matt Stratton

Erin and Brian are joined by Matt Stratton, director of DevRel at Aiven, podcaster and global organizer of the DevOps Days conferences.

LIVE CODING

WTF: What the Form?

Nick Taylor will show all the aspects of form development and the form APIs that can make building forms less painful.

MEETUP

Building Your Front-End with Intention

Chad Stewart will help front-end developers address that complexity by building your front-end Architecture with intention by leveraging component-driven design.

  • Chad Stewart
MEETUP

The Future of Software in the AI Age

Explore how AI and LLMs are creating new opportunities and even new business models for software in order to prepare you for the next generation of AI driven software.

  • Erin Mikail Staples
LIVE CODING

Full Stack Debugging

Nick Taylor explores debugging fundamentals and tips and tricks for full stack web application developers.

TALK SHOW

From IC to Management in DevRel with Tessa Kriesel

Erin and Brian are joined by Tessa Kriesel, Head of Platform Developer Relations at Snap, to discuss moving from an individual contributor (IC) to management in developer relations and hwat makes a successful DevRel team.

MEETUP

The Ultimate Web Framework is a DSL

In this talk, Wasp's CEO, Matija Sosic, explains what Wasp is, how it works and why they built it by creating a Domain-Specific Language (DSL).

  • Matija Sosic
MEETUP

Localizing Your Remix Website

In this session, Harshil Agrawal will explore Remix and how to use it to build a localized site using Contentful.

  • Harshil Agrawal
MEETUP

What Developers Need to Know About JWTs

Dan Moore will show you what JWTs are, how they work and everything you need to know to use them properly in your applications

  • Dan Moore
TALK SHOW

Open Source and Advocacy with Rizel Scarlett

Erin and Brian are joined by Rizel Scarlett, a developer advocate at GitHub, who'll discuss her path into devrel and working as an advocate for open source communities.

TALK SHOW

What The Federated Content? with Bryan Robinson

The modern website has become an art of composition. It's a rarity that a website will only pull content from a single source these days. Sean and Bryan discuss the challenges and solutions to composable content.

MEETUP

Trust and Ethics in the Workplace

Vitaly Sharovatov will discuss how trust and ethics relate to our careers as software engineers and how fostering them can create more satisfying and productive work.

  • Vitaly Sharovatov
MEETUP

What the Heck is Edge Computing?

Austin Gil will explain what the term really means, when it's applicable (and when it's not) and how to get started.

  • Austin Gil
TALK SHOW

Building Effective Developer Communities with Bekah Hawrot Weigel

Building developer communities is hard. You don't just have to get someone's attention — you also have to give them a reason to stay. In this episode, Sean and Bekah explore what it takes to build and find effective developer communities.

MEETUP

Playing with Fire: Serverless PWA with Firebase

Michael Dowden will walk through building a serverless progressive web app (PWA) that will cover how to use database to cloud functions, hosting, and authentication in Firebase.

  • Michael Dowden
TALK SHOW

The Best JavaScript Framework with Salma Alam-Naylor

You're ready to build your next project for the web, but how do you go about choosing the right JavaScript framework? Sean and Salma work together to answer that question.

MEETUP

Better REST through GraphQL

Alex Patterson will show how you can wrap existing REST APIs in GraphQL to give you the benefits of GraphQL without requiring a major rewrite of existing REST APIs.

  • Alex Patterson
CONFERENCE

TheJam.dev 2023

TheJam.dev is a 2-day virtual conference focused on how to build modern web applications using Jamstack, serverless and more

  • Brian Rinaldi
MEETUP

The Challenges of the Modern CMS

Tiffany Janzen will explore common challenges with content-driven architecture, and how to choose a CMS that balances both flexibility and productivity.

  • Tiffany Janzen
TALK SHOW

Framework Agnostic Web Components with Evan Sheehan

Sean will work with Evan Sheehan to try to understand why didn't web components catch on right away? Why are they back _now?_ Are they here to stay? And how can you get started working with them today?

MEETUP

Solving Search for Static Sites

Liam Bigelow shows how the new, open-source Pagefind library helps developer add fast, low-bandwidth search to static sites.

  • Liam Bigelow
TALK SHOW

Effective Developer Documentation with Ember Stevens

Writing documentation for developers means answering a number of questions: How do we organize the content? How should navigation reflect that organization? How do we render code snippets? What application and format do we use for writing? How do we maintain docs over time? Ember Stevens joins to discuss.

MEETUP

Server-side Rendering Web Components with Enhance

Simon MacDonald walks through how to get started building dynamic web applications that are based upon web standards using the Enhance framework.

  • Simon MacDonald
MEETUP

Building Multi-tenant SaaS Applications on AWS

Anubhav Sharma of AWS will give you a template you can use to architect a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application using AWS serverless services

  • Anubhav Sharma
MEETUP

30 Tips for Navigating Your Developer Career

James Quick will share tangible advice he's learned over the course of his career that can help you bring your career as a developer to the next level.

  • James Q. Quick
MEETUP

Front-end Foxes Day 2022

Join 12 fantastic women speakers for exciting talks on web development, JavaScript, tech culture and career development.

  • Amara Metu
MEETUP

Using Containers Responsibly

Melissa McKay will explore the different tools available for packaging software into containers and how to use them efficiently and securely.

  • Melissa McKay
CONFERENCE

Moar Serverless!! 2022

Moar Serverless is a 1-day conference exploring how real-world applications are built leveraging serverless.

  • Brian Rinaldi
MEETUP

The Truth About GitHub Copilot

Rizèl Scarlett will share how she believes is GitHub Copilot's biggest value is in helping you level up your software engineering career.

  • Rizèl Scarlett
MEETUP

Jamstack and Databases?!

In this session, Taylor Barnett will show how relational databases are still important and relevant to today's Jamstack applications.

  • Taylor Barnett
MEETUP

Getting Started with the Svelte Framework

In this session, Brittney Postma will walk you through how to get started building JavaScript web applications using Svelte.

  • Brittney Postma
MEETUP

A Developer's Guide to Successful Speaking

Oscar Santolalla will share tips and guidance on what makes a great session and how to get started speaking at tech conferences.

  • Oscar Santolalla
MEETUP

An Introduction to Containers with Docker

In this session, Shy Ruparel of Docker will give you all the details you need to get started creating containers using Docker.

  • Shy Ruparel
MEETUP

The Rise of the Developer Community

Bryan Robinson will explain how ideas around developer community have evolved and how we can best optimize our efforts at building developer communities.

  • Bryan Robinson
MEETUP

The Ultimate WordPress CI/CD Pipeline

Maciek Palmowski will show you the ideal setup for everything from setting up a Wordpress site in Git to deploying it to production

  • Maciek Palmowski
MEETUP

Building Better Development Teams Virtually

Jessica Cregg explores how we can better organize how remote teams work and collaborate by taking lessons from video games.

  • Jessica Cregg
MEETUP

Modeling Application Logic Visually

In this session, David Khourshid will how state machines and statecharts can help developers make even the most complex of app logic clear.

  • David Khourshid
CONFERENCE

TheJam.dev 2022

TheJam.dev is a 2-day virtual conference focused on building real-world applications using the Jamstack.

  • Bård Farstad
MEETUP

Managing Remote State in React

Jarel Fryer shows how React Query library can simplify managing remote state in React web and native applications.

  • Jarel Fryer
MEETUP

What It Takes to Build a Developer Platform

Learn the lessons of building a developer platform from Romaric Philogène. He'll share how he and his team built Qovery, both from a technical and business sense.

  • Romaric Philogène
MEETUP

Releasing in Secret with Feature Flags

Kathleen McMahon will show how using feature flags can allow a developer to launch an entire site rebrand in secret!

  • Kathleen McMahon
MEETUP

Stateful Serverless

Leon Stigter explains why statefuless is important and how to leverage stateful patterns in your serverless applications.

  • Leon Stigter
MEETUP

Astro from the Ground Up

Despite being new, Astro is already changing the game for building Jamstack applications with its focus on deliverying better performance through less JavaScript. Cassidy Williams shows you how to get started.

  • Cassidy Williams
MEETUP

The Future of HTML Controls

In this session, Stephanie Stimac, Program Manager for Developer Experiences on Microsoft Edge, will talk about the history of native form controls and some proposals being considered to improve them.

  • Stephanie Stimac
MEETUP

Working with Documents on the Web

Raymond Camden will show us how to manage documents as PDFs on the web like a pro.

  • Raymond Camden
CONFERENCE

Moar Serverless!! 2021

Moar Serverless is a 1-day conference exploring how real-world applications are built leveraging serverless.

  • Brian Rinaldi
MEETUP

Better Video on the Web

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming is a video delivery technique that adjusts the quality of a video stream in real time according to detected bandwidth and CPU capacity.

  • Tessa Mero
MEETUP

Databases Made Easy

Rob Sutter shows how new algorithms enable databases that provide consistency, relations, scale, distribution, and speed without sacrificing the developer experience.

  • Rob Sutter
MEETUP

Getting Traction with GitHub Actions

Brian Douglas walks through how you can leverage action packed workflows to supercharge your repos on GitHub by building them with containers to run arbitrary code, run CI, and even automate portions of your developer workflow.

  • Brian Douglas
MEETUP

4 Trends to Watch in Backend Development

Monarch Wadia looks at how serverless platforms, powerful APIs, subscription-based developer tools, and one-stop-shop cloud hosts are changing backend development.

  • Monarch Wadia
MEETUP

Design Eye for the Developer

Tracy Osborn shows developers how to train their design eye so that they can feel more confident picking out good and bad design.

  • Tracy Osborn
MEETUP

The Evolution of Jamstack

The definition of Jamstack is evolving quickly and in this free session, Ishan Anand will look at what is driving this change and share a unifying theory of what Jamstack is.

  • Ishan Anand
MEETUP

Decoupling Frontends and Backends with GraphQL

Anant Jhingran will explore whether GraphQL can bridge the divide between the backend and frontend developers by meeting the needs of both.

  • Anant Jhingran
MEETUP

The State of Modern Ecommerce

Francois Lanthier Nadeau will explore monolithic, Jamstack, and headless commerce and how to pick your e-commerce stack.

  • Francois Lanthier Nadeau
MEETUP

Deploying Your First Kubernetes Cluster

Dave Nugent will walk through how to architect and deploy a machine learning application to a Kubernetes cluster.

  • Dave Nugent
MEETUP

Supercharge JavaScript with WebAssembly

In this session, Tamas Piros will show how you can leverage WebAssembly to extend the capabilities of the browser and JavaScript.

  • Tamas Piros
MEETUP

Personalizing the Jamstack

Adam Lamarre will explore a solution to adding personalization to a Jamstack site.

  • Adam Lamarre
MEETUP

The Case for Web Accessibility

Obinna Ekwuno makes the case for prioritizing web accessibility based upon our sense of self and of empathy.

  • Obinna Ekwuno
CONFERENCE

TheJam.dev 2021

TheJam.dev is a 2-day virtual conference focused on building real-world applications using the Jamstack.

  • Brian Rinaldi
MEETUP

Introduction to Redis for Data

Simon Prickett explores what Redis is, why developers like it so much, and when to use its unique capabilities.

  • Simon Prickett
MEETUP

Getting Started with GraphQL

Daniel Phiri introduces GraphQL concepts and how to utilize them in building a web application.

  • Daniel Phiri
MEETUP

Build a Smart Slack Bot in Node.js

Dave Nugent will walk you through a hands-on workshop building a Slack bot using Node.js.

  • Dave Nugent
MEETUP

Getting Started with the DOM

Edidiong Asikpo explains the DOM, it’s tree-like structure, and how to target and manipulate it.

  • Edidiong Asikpo
MEETUP

The Power of YES Against Imposter Syndrome

Hiro Nishimura will share how saying "yes" to opportunities can help overcome the fear associated with imposter syndrome.

  • Hiro Nishimura
MEETUP

How Machine Learning Works

Matt Dupree will walk through how gradient descent can be used to form predictions in a machine learning models.

  • Matt Dupree
MEETUP

Introduction to Apache CouchDB

A hands-on virtual meetup with Apache CouchDB, a NoSQL database, with Upkar Lidder of IBM.

  • Upkar Lidder
MEETUP

Moving from Native Mobile to Web Development

TJ VanToll explains the things he learned when he returned to web development after spending years deep in mobile app development.

  • TJ VanToll
WORKSHOP

Building Web Applications with Vue.js

A hands-on workshop for anyone interested in getting started with the Vue JavaScript framework featuring Raymond Camden.

  • Raymond Camden
MEETUP

JAMstack FTW

Gift Egwuenu shows how to use the Gridsome static site generator and Vue.js to build JAMstack web applications.

  • Gift Egwuenu
WORKSHOP

Get Started with Serverless Using OpenWhisk

A free, hands-on workshop featuring Upkar Lidder of IBM who will walk you through building three serverless applications using the open source Apache OpenWhisk platform.

  • Upkar Lidder
MEETUP

Demystifying PWAs

Lee Warrick will offer an introduction to PWAs and show you what you need to know to start building one.

  • Lee Warrick
MEETUP

Getting Started with Serverless

Upkar Lidder of IBM Developer will introduce the concept of serverless, practical use cases and the key concepts that you need to know to get started.

  • Upkar Lidder
MEETUP

Flashback Conference

Flashback Conference is a 2-day front-end web development focused conference in Orlando, FL

MEETUP

Improving Website Performance

Henri Helvetica looks at the rules that have guided us in web performance for the last decade and how they have evolved.

  • Henri Helvetica
MEETUP

Understanding Machine Learning

Jen Looper explores the possibilities and limitations of machine learning and natural language processing.

  • Jen Looper
WORKSHOP

Building IoT Apps with Azure & Particle

Paul DeCarlo and Brandon Satrom show how to build IoT applications using Particle devices and Azure IoT Hub and IoT Central for cloud intelligence.

  • Brandon Satrom
MEETUP

Exploring Blazor

A look at how Blazor lets you develop front-end web apps using C# with Jeremy Likness.

  • Jeremy Likness
MEETUP

Why DevRel Matters

A discussion of the importance of the practice of developer relations by Mary Thengvall.

  • Mary Thengvall
MEETUP

An Introduction to Vue

A gentle introduction to the Vue.js framework by Raymond Camden.

  • Raymond Camden
MEETUP

Exploring Mixed Reality

Ayşegül Yönet takes us through virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

  • Ayşegül Yönet
MEETUP

A Chatbot Crash Course

Sebastian Witalec covers the fundamentals of building a chatbot.

  • Sebastian Witalec
MEETUP

Serverless Go!

Hands-on training with Johnny Boursiquot covers how to build scalable serverless applications with golang.

  • Johnny Boursiquot
MEETUP

Going Great with Go

Building serverless and data-driven applications with the Go programming language.

  • Johnny Boursiquot
MEETUP

The Future of Web Payments

A deep dive into the new browser Payment Request and Payment Handler APIs

  • Robert Wozniak
MEETUP

Bots, IoT and AI, Oh My!

The ways that we interact with devices and the internet keeps changing.

  • Tomomi Imura
MEETUP

Vue Vixens Master Class

Natalia Tepluhina talks GraphQL and Apollo.

  • Natalia Tepluhina
CONFERENCE

KnowJS 2018

Lean JavaScript fundamentals through hands-on, online training.

  • Kyle Simpson
MEETUP

Developing Success

Learn the skills it takes to become a better developer.

  • Alyssa Nicoll
MEETUP

The Future of Development

New technologies like serverless and bots are changing the face of development.

  • Brian Leroux
MEETUP

Going Serverless

Serverless is more than just a buzzword - learn why.

  • Burke Holland
MEETUP

IoT for Fun and Profit

Simple and practical ways for getting started in IoT - from basic electronics to smart home integration

  • Brandon Satrom