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Call for Speakers: April #474

billyroh opened this issue Feb 9, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Feb 9, 2019

We're looking for speakers for our meetup!

How do I submit a talk?
You can either comment on this issue or send us an email at

When and where will it be?
When: Wednesday, April 3 from 7 to 10 PM.
Where: Soma StrEat Food Park

What should I talk about?
We don’t have a strict formula, but this is the balance we try to strike every month:

  • 2x Creative Talks: Creative applications of programming. Past examples are generating lego murals out of static images, and building an in-browser RPG.
  • 1x Passion Talk: Something you’re excited about outside of work. Past examples are starting and maintaining an open source project, and using meditation and programming side by side.
  • 1x Technical Talk: A deep dive on a technical topic. Past examples are optimizing your code for the V8 JavaScript engine, and using functional programming for developing UI.

Do I need to be an expert to talk?
Nope. This meetup is supposed to be fun and casual, so we want everyone to participate. We especially encourage people of underrepresented groups to apply.

How long should my talk be?
Ten minutes. There won't be any formal Q&A.

What should be in my talk submission?
We don’t have a strict formula for this either, but past successful submissions have included the following:

  • What the audience should take away from the talk
  • Why you’re excited about the subject
  • A general outline of your talk (bullet points are good)

If you only have a rough idea, we’re also happy to workshop your idea with you on our Slack channel (#wafflejs).

Do I have to buy a ticket if I get selected?
Nope! You'll get a free ticket.

What's the A/V situation?
We'll have a projector and a mic for you to use. Let us know if you need any fancy adapters (we'll have some Apple ones).

Can I submit a talk for a thing I made, for either myself or my employer?
Generally, no. We've found that when people give talks about a thing they made, it comes off as self-promotional. We'll make exceptions for this though, especially when it's less about the thing, but rather lessons learned by making the thing.


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commented Mar 7, 2019

Ciao 😄, took me only 5 years to finally propose a talk.
I guess better late than never.

Keeping 100% Lighthouse score around the world

Performance is crucial to designing a delightful user experience. Yet even products with a 100% Lighthouse score often fall short in some regions of the world. You can determine your performance worldwide by measuring field data with Real User Monitoring (RUM) via Perfume.js. In this talk we’ll study how we use Perfume.js at Coinbase to maximize our performance around the globe.



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commented Mar 20, 2019

Hey I wanna give a talk!

Hexing Ncurses!

The first thing programmers learn, Hello World, prints a string to the terminal. But some terminal apps do WAY COOLER things than just printing strings! They move the cursor around the screen, they make colors and animations, and some of them can even take MOUSE INPUT??! How do they even do that???

The answer to this to use lies in mysterious and ancient curses (and includes a brief history of video terminals and the Digital Equipment Corporation).


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commented Mar 24, 2019

Thanks for submitting, everyone! We'll be getting back to you very shortly.

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