As was discussed in this post yesterday, meeting up irl is awesome.
No, we aren't (yet) announcing a first conference, but we are introducing an initiative to help our community members organize and bridge the online-offline gap.
The such community-led event actually happened last night in New York City, with support from DEV staff but not officially run by us. Some of us were in attendance and it was absolutely awesome. It got us really excited about this going forward.
We had speakers we recognized from the community, and lots of familiar faces. We also had new faces who were being introduced to DEV for the first time. (Speakers are absolutely not necessary for a great meetup by the way, feel free to organize less structured gatherings).
If you would be interested in organizing a meetup in your city, visit our new website:
We expect organizers to be able to commit to managing their meetups on an ongoing basis and being in touch with us to help enriching, inclusive events.
This new website is an open source project, and because it is separate from our main mothership, contribution should be fairly low-barrier. As of now it is mostly designed for accepting applications to organize events, but we can evolve it together to be a hub for information about how the community is organizing itself.
Bridging the online-offline gap in creative ways will be a fun project all in all. 😄
About the Project
IRL.DEV is a site that features real-life events from volunteer members of the DEV Community.
npm install -g gatsby-cli
Clone the repository
git clone email@example.com:thepracticaldev/IRL.DEV.git
Change into the project
Install the dependencies
Set up a link to your development database. Here is the database, click the
copy base button.
If you haven't generated you API key already go to https://airtable.com/account and generate your Airtable API key now.
Then, go to your copied base and look at its API documentation. If you go to the
help button on the top right, and click on
API documentation. Go to the
const base = require("airtable")…
It's a Gatsby site, which is an experiment in a different approach for our team and it should be a lot of fun to see where this goes. @aspittel lead the way in making this happen.