Upcoming Frontend RheinMain Meetup on 21th Feb in Darmstadt

The Universal Serial Web

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As a web developer it´s easy to feel intimidated by the world of hardware hacking and the physical web, we have to leave our comfort zone and need to get familiar with a completely new development environment. But not anymore, thanks to wonderful possibilities that the WebUSB API brings to our browsers. In this talk Sebastian Golasch will give an intro to the endless wonders we can encounter in the hardware world through our browser windows. Aside from learning the basics of USB and serial port communication, we’ll paint on USB displays, live tweet to receipt printers, control an Arduino, steal data from Android phones and many more… The only limit is your imagination.

About Sebastian Golasch

Sebastian works as a “Specialist Senior Manager Software Developer” at Deutsche Telekom. After some time developing backend applications with Java and PHP he became a citizen of the JavaScript world. Recently he’s getting his hands dirty with Python and Rust. For the last six years Sebastian tries to improve our lives, working on Deutsche Telekoms Smart Home platform Qivicon.

About CAMAO

CAMAO was founded in 2000 and is still managed by its owners today. We are 90 experts in strategy, consulting, marketing, creation, design, content and technology who work together on an interdisciplinary basis. Communication needs brand and marketing. CAMAO understands and masters these two fields equally and is thus able to play effectively on the most diverse media and channels. With offices in Darmstadt, Munich, Berlin, Heilbronn, Sofia, Innsbruck and Vienna, we advise national and international companies and implement digital communication solutions for them - from websites to points of sale, from intranets to smartphone apps, from corporate design to animated films, from social media to printed image brochures.

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Link tipps for your winter holidays :)

Conference-Highlights 2018

Jan has been on quite a few web conferences this year and with this article he shares the absolute highlight talks you should take a look at during your winter holidays. It’s totally worth watching them and/or follow some link tipps!

Download his presentation from the Frontend RheinMain meetup on 11th December 2018 @ Triplesense Reply, Frankfurt

EnterJS, Darmstadt (June)

www.enterjs.de

I liked it because:

  • Good selection of Javascript oriented sessions
  • Mostly high quality of the sessions

Highlights:

Coverage:

Fronteers Conf, Amsterdam (October)

www.fronteers.nl

I liked it because:

  • cutting edge web topics
  • inspiring and entertaining speakers
  • excellent organization & cozy atmosphere

Highlights:

Indieweb Camp, Berlin (November)

indieweb.org

I liked it because:

  • I like the indieweb movement
  • the opportunity to get in contact with well-known experts
  • I like barcamp-style meetups
  • I always wanted to see a Mozilla office from the inside ;)
  • Webmention: “A web standard for mentions and conversations across the web, a powerful building block that is used for a growing federated network of comments, likes, reposts, and other rich interactions across the decentralized social web”
  • Quill: “A simple app for posting text notes to your website”
  • Cloudron: “A complete solution for running apps on your server and keeping them up-to-date and secure”
  • Fuzzify me: “An open-source browser extension that helps you thwart targeted advertising on Facebook”
  • Shaarli: “A Minimalist, super-fast, database free, bookmark service”
  • An IndieWeb reader

Coverage:

Accessibility Club Conference, Berlin (November)

accessibility-club.org

I liked it because:

  • Accessibility / inclusive design still get too less awareness in our projects
  • there were so many great speakers giving insights and helpful information
  • Accessibility / inclusive design still get too less awareness in our projects ;)

Highlights:

Coverage:

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Beyond Tellerrand

www.btconf.de

I liked it because:

  • you get a broader view on design, UX- and frontend topics
  • the speakers are inspiring and experts in their fields
  • perfectly organized, cozy atmosphere and many goodies ;)

Highlights from May in Düsseldorf:

Highlights from November in Berlin:

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More: Videos from frontend meetups in RheinMain 2018

Upcoming conferences 2019

I can recommend to go to these conferences:

Bericht vom CSS Frankfurt Meetup Special am 25.10.2018

CSS Grid im Detail + UI Components

CSS Grids als mächtigem Layout-Tool steht eine großartige Zukunft bevor. Wenn man das wesentliche Konzept einmal verstanden hat, kann man - dank gutem Support in modernen Browsern - unkompliziert mit kleinen Schritten damit anfangen. Wenn dann noch ein Entwickler, der sich sehr gut damit auskennt, nach Frankfurt kommt, um das ganze Thema knackig vorzustellen - was will man mehr? Am 25. hatten CSS Frankfurt dazu Sven Wolfermann (@maddesigns) zu Gast.

Die Slides findet ihr hier

Neben Svens Talk zu CSS Grids stellte Tobias Reich (@electerious) sein Tool Malvid vor. Damit lassen sich sehr einfach UI-Komponenten entwickeln und dokumentieren. Was es von anderen Pattern Libraries unterscheidet ist die einfache Installation, nur wenige Struktur- / Naming-Vorgaben und die Möglichkeit, UI-Komponenten miteinander zu kombinieren sowie mit Dummy-Daten anzureichern. Einfach mal die Live-Demo anschauen!

Die Slides findet ihr hier

Die Location inkl. grandiosem Ausblick sowie das reichhaltige Buffet stellte uns freundlicherweise Comwrap zur Verfügung - herzlichen Dank dafür!

Anett und Jan führten gemeinsam durch den Abend. Jan erläuterte die neue Ausrichtung der bisherigen “Frontend Usergroup RheinMain” hin zu einem Community-Hub für Frontend-Entwickler in RheinMain. Die noch in Arbeit befindliche neue Plattform möchte die Zusammenarbeit der zahlreichen Meetups in der Gegend aktiv fördern sowie Sponsoren, Speaker und Webworker noch stärker miteinander vernetzen. Das Meetup am 25. zusammen mit CSS Frankfurt war ein gelungenes Beispiel dafür. Frontend RheinMain sorgte für den Speaker, die Location und die Videoaufzeichnung.

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