April 18, 2018 – Burton Smith

Up and Running Quickly With Vue.js

From the Vue.js site:

Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) is a progressive framework for building user interfaces. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is focused on the view layer only, and is easy to pick up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. On the other hand, Vue is also perfectly capable of powering sophisticated Single-Page Applications when used in combination with modern tooling and supporting libraries.

Burton is a software engineer at Bunzl North America and has been building software and applications for over 10 years. He builds line-of-business applications and works closely with their marketing teams on external-facing websites in their CMS.

In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and three daughters, practicing my martial arts, and learning new things (usually about programming).

People can reach him on Twitter @stuffbreaker or email directly at burton@breakstuff.io.

May 16, 2018 – Scott Preston

Robots Powered By React Native

Have an old phone or tablet? Don’t sell it, run a robot. While the phone platform is much more restrictive than Raspberry Pi, but it’s also much simpler. Additionally it provides a great screen, a touch interface, sensors like accelerometers, gyroscopes and a compass, a high resolution camera, a microphone, a speaker, Bluetooth and WiFi.

This talk will give an overview of React Native, and how to use React Native to control a robot and give it all the previously mentioned capabilities. Want to do more advanced things with your robot like adding cloud based AI, this talk will talk about that as well. As always Scott will bring a robot or two and demo the code live during the talk.

Scott Preston is an engineer, developer and entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio. Scott enjoys making things that run on JavaScript. Whether it’s a robot, a smart home, or an Iron Man suit, Scott always has a story to tell. He’s been speaking about robotics, artificial intelligence or JavaScript since 2005 at local user groups or national conferences, including a local favorite, CodeMash.

Scott’s currently working as an independent consultant focusing on JavaScript Technologies and Cloud.

You can reach him on twitter @scottpreston.