December 11, 2019

🎉 Tech Community Holiday Party!

We’ll not be having our regular meeting in December. Instead, we’ll have a holiday party with all the other meetups in town. More details to come including a code so you can attend for free!


Here’s the link to the event:

For technologists (i.e. a developer who just wants to attend) there is a $9.99 fee, which is already a steal! However, if you enter the promo code cbusjsftw then they’ll waive that fee.

January 15, 2020 – John Merideth

🎤 Accessibility: what is it, why care about it, and how to do it

With the recent court decision coming down around Dominos, Accessibility is even more important to keep on top of. But what does it mean to be accessible, and how do we know what we’re doing is actually improving accessibility?

February 19, 2020 – Martine Dowden

🎤 Mastering Shadow Dom

Want to create components that work regardless of the front-end framework you are using?

Tired of throwing away your components when you change front-end frameworks?

Wish you could just code it once and reuse it on all of your projects?

Me too! Components are a staple of front-end development as they increase development speed, consistency, and reduce the need for repeat code. To create components often we turn to frameworks such as Angular, React, and Vue but we don’t need to.

Using nothing more than HTML and Javascript that is readily available to us in all modern browsers we can create components that work without being tied to any one front-end framework.

You will walk away with the knowledge you need to go forth and create your own components, understand how to make them look gorgeous, and what if any limitations there are. Also, find out how you can bring back the blink tag!