Meetup April 10th, 2019

Davey Strus & Dana Palazzo - Remote Pairing: Tools and Practices

The benefits of pair programming are well-documented—and accessible to even remote workers. In our workshop, we’ll discuss tips, best practices, and tools we’ve used to pair efficiently, constructively, and enjoyably when working from different cities. This workshop is for any kind of developer—new, senior, or just curious!

Davey is a partner and co-founder at Fretless, a web and mobile consultancy. He has taught numerous front-end and full-stack coding bootcamps and is known to sing the blues from time to time.

Dana is a web and mobile app developer at Fretless. She completed an immersive full-stack program through General Assembly after changing careers. Dana is one of the organizers of Hoosier Women in Tech, a member of the board of the Indiana University Credit Union, and Secretary of the Board of Public Works for the City of Bloomington. When she’s not coding or serving on a board, she’s usually cooking food or talking about it.

Meetup March 13th, 2019

Stephen Freund - Ruby All The Way Down: Diving Deep With The Ruby Shell

The ruby shell is something many of us use but rarely think about. In this talk, I will be digging in to the ruby shell to find out how it works and how we could build our own.

Steven is a software engineer at Springbuk. He writes flawless backend Ruby, pristine frontend React, and has never pushed a bug to production.

Nic Ollis - Web Accessibility

Join Nic for a talk about web accessibility. How easy it is to implement, why it matters, and how you can increase your user base without internationalizing your product. This talk will focus primarily on vision-based disabilities and the options to make your sites/apps delightful for them.

While Nic’s official title is “iOS Engineer who also contributes to the web team” he typically just goes by “Software Engineer”. As a remote employee of Big Nerd Ranch, Nic is currently focusing on accessibility issues on a project at a Fortune 500 company and studying computer vision.