UPCOMING
EVENTS

We are kicking off our ongoing series of workshops and talks for DEV Sustaining members. Here is the list of initial events designed to cover important topics to help community members level up. Because we have a global community we will be hosting events at varying times so nobody is restricted by time zone. Additionally, some workshops are repeated multiple times to further account for this.

We have many more planned if you do not see a topic that interests you. Email members@dev.to to request a topic.

Please note: Talks and workshops require a workshop pass. You can receive a pass by joining as a Level 3 Sustaining Member ($25 / month) at the membership page. If you require financial assistance, please apply for a scholarship.

Workshop: Intro to Testing with React & Jest

Location: dev.to/live
Time: 19:30 - 21:00 EST

Add to Calendar 02/20/2018 19:30 02/20/2018 21:00 America/New_York Intro to Testing with React & Jest The DEV Community members@dev.to dev-event https://dev.to 15

This workshop walks you through the basics and some best practices when it comes to testing your React projects! We'll dive into an existing application and implement a new feature, testing our assumptions as we go. We'll also discuss why it's best to write tests early and often, and the hardships/pitfalls you can run into when writing tests for an existing (untested) project.

Pre-requisites: Attendees should be familiar with JavaScript and React. Webpack/general testing knowledge is helpful, but not required.

Anna Rankin is an artist and web developer who - after working in graphic design, event planning, and education - changed careers and became a Software Engineer in early 2015. She currently works for General Assembly, an educational company building software with an aim to change the way adults learn. Her hobbies include attending game jams, making pixel art, karaoke, and watching nature documentaries with her dog.

------ Link to attend - https://dev.to ------ DEV Workshops are only available to sustaining members with workshop passes or scholarship recipients. You can become a member or upgrade your membership by visiting our membership page. If you do not have the means, please apply for a scholarship. If you have a workshop pass and are having trouble attending, please email members@dev.to!

This workshop walks you through the basics and some best practices when it comes to testing your React projects! We'll dive into an existing application and implement a new feature, testing our assumptions as we go. We'll also discuss why it's best to write tests early and often, and the hardships/pitfalls you can run into when writing tests for an existing (untested) project.

Pre-requisites: Attendees should be familiar with JavaScript and React. Webpack/general testing knowledge is helpful, but not required.

Anna Rankin is an artist and web developer who - after working in graphic design, event planning, and education - changed careers and became a Software Engineer in early 2015. She currently works for General Assembly, an educational company building software with an aim to change the way adults learn. Her hobbies include attending game jams, making pixel art, karaoke, and watching nature documentaries with her dog.

AMA: Charity Majors [ALL MEMBERS WELCOME]

Location: dev.to/live
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 EST

Add to Calendar 02/21/2018 14:00 02/21/2018 15:00 America/New_York Charity Majors [ALL MEMBERS WELCOME] The DEV Community members@dev.to dev-event https://dev.to 15

Charity is an engineer and the CEO of Honeycomb, making machine data explorable and delightful. She is also known for her work at Facebook and Parse.

------ Link to attend - https://dev.to ------ DEV Workshops are only available to sustaining members with workshop passes or scholarship recipients. You can become a member or upgrade your membership by visiting our membership page. If you do not have the means, please apply for a scholarship. If you have a workshop pass and are having trouble attending, please email members@dev.to!

Charity is an engineer and the CEO of Honeycomb, making machine data explorable and delightful. She is also known for her work at Facebook and Parse.

Workshop: Learning CSS Through Creating Art

Location: dev.to/live
Time: 21:00 - 21:00 EST

Add to Calendar 02/26/2018 21:00 02/26/2018 21:00 America/New_York Learning CSS Through Creating Art The DEV Community members@dev.to dev-event https://dev.to 15

Code can appeal to many people because it combines creativity and logic. CSS marries these skills. Developers can create artwork using CSS, and at the same time they can strengthen their CSS skills for creating standard web pages. In this workshop we will: explain what CSS is and how it is helpful for developers, introduce CSS properties and selectors, and show how CSS can be used to create artwork.

Pre-requisites: Have a text editor or CodePen available to follow along!

Ali Spittel teaches people how to code at General Assembly. Before that, she was a software engineer working on data science web apps. She loves Python, JavaScript, and talking about code. She is most interested in the intersection of code, art, and social justice. Ali's current personal project is a blog called 'On Learning New Things' where she learns one new coding skill a week, builds an app with it, and then writes an article on it.

------ Link to attend - https://dev.to ------ DEV Workshops are only available to sustaining members with workshop passes or scholarship recipients. You can become a member or upgrade your membership by visiting our membership page. If you do not have the means, please apply for a scholarship. If you have a workshop pass and are having trouble attending, please email members@dev.to!

Code can appeal to many people because it combines creativity and logic. CSS marries these skills. Developers can create artwork using CSS, and at the same time they can strengthen their CSS skills for creating standard web pages. In this workshop we will: explain what CSS is and how it is helpful for developers, introduce CSS properties and selectors, and show how CSS can be used to create artwork.

Pre-requisites: Have a text editor or CodePen available to follow along!

Ali Spittel teaches people how to code at General Assembly. Before that, she was a software engineer working on data science web apps. She loves Python, JavaScript, and talking about code. She is most interested in the intersection of code, art, and social justice. Ali's current personal project is a blog called 'On Learning New Things' where she learns one new coding skill a week, builds an app with it, and then writes an article on it.

Workshop: Rethinking the Developer Career Path

Location: dev.to/live
Time: 21:00 - 21:45 EST

Add to Calendar 03/12/2018 21:00 03/12/2018 21:45 America/New_York Rethinking the Developer Career Path The DEV Community members@dev.to dev-event https://dev.to 15

Our current methods for measuring a developer’s career progression are broken. At best, we count the number of days someone’s been paid to write code and massage that into a title. As a result, there’s no consensus as to what a given title means, leading to frustration for everyone.

Instead of judging a career via vague metrics like time, we’ll discuss focusing on a path centered around autonomy. Walk through the three stages of a developer’s life: The Implementer, who’s just learning the ropes and needs careful attention. The Solver, who tackles ever-bigger problems - and needs the responsibility to match. Finally, the Finder, who will revolutionise how you do work but only if you let them.

After this talk, you’ll have a new grasp on how to level up your team, no matter where they are in their careers.

Randall is a senior software engineer at Netflix, building tools that wake up other Netflixers when things break. To offset that karma, he’s adopted a cat that wakes him up whenever a new JavaScript framework is released. He doesn’t get much sleep. He’s also the author of Simplifying Frontend Development with RxJS from Pragmatic Publishing.

------ Link to attend - https://dev.to ------ DEV Workshops are only available to sustaining members with workshop passes or scholarship recipients. You can become a member or upgrade your membership by visiting our membership page. If you do not have the means, please apply for a scholarship. If you have a workshop pass and are having trouble attending, please email members@dev.to!

Our current methods for measuring a developer’s career progression are broken. At best, we count the number of days someone’s been paid to write code and massage that into a title. As a result, there’s no consensus as to what a given title means, leading to frustration for everyone.

Instead of judging a career via vague metrics like time, we’ll discuss focusing on a path centered around autonomy. Walk through the three stages of a developer’s life: The Implementer, who’s just learning the ropes and needs careful attention. The Solver, who tackles ever-bigger problems - and needs the responsibility to match. Finally, the Finder, who will revolutionise how you do work but only if you let them.

After this talk, you’ll have a new grasp on how to level up your team, no matter where they are in their careers.

Randall is a senior software engineer at Netflix, building tools that wake up other Netflixers when things break. To offset that karma, he’s adopted a cat that wakes him up whenever a new JavaScript framework is released. He doesn’t get much sleep. He’s also the author of Simplifying Frontend Development with RxJS from Pragmatic Publishing.