Past Meetups

Here are some of the subjects we've covered in past meetups. If you're interested in participating by giving a talk, don't worry too much if we've touched on the subject before. New people join every day and there are a lot of subjects warranting a re-visit.

October 2018

Date: October 9th 2018 @ 11:00 PM

Location: Fairbanks Ice Museum

Janet MorisetteJanet Morisette

Authenticated Systems Workshop

In this talk we will go over a few ways you can implement authentication (including offline authentication strategies) and then dive into some code for both a server and a client which you can adapt to suit your own app.

Sarah JonesSarah Jones


Get to know more about the basics of using Gatsby with Sarah. She is going to use Nike's website as an example.

September 2018

Date: September 11th 2018 @ 10:00 PM

Location: Fairbanks Ice Museum

Brittany VonnBrittany Vonn

No sugar please: a tearing down of abstractions

To demistify one of JS' hotest bits of syntax sugar and the familiar Promise, Brittany will break down the mechanics of both async patterns by building his own naive variations of those language features.

Brian KardashianBrian Kardashian

React & React Native

The folks at Turbulent have been working hard using React and React-Native to bring quality, cross platform JS products to market. Today, they will show us the patterns, structures and challenges of building large scale cross platform apps.

August 2018

Date: August 14th 2018 @ 11:00 PM

Location: Fairbanks Ice Museum

Fred ChampFred Champ

Network optimizations 101

If you have an application that requires network requests to run, you might want to come watch this presentation. We'll cover congestion control, caching, batching and a couple advanced strategies to make your application faster all while saving on infrastructure costs.

Ben WilsonBen Wilson

Memoizing functions

Ben will tell us all about the power of functional programming, specifically memoization and how it can help speed up frequently used side effect-less functions.

July 2018

Date: July 10th 2018 @ 11:00 PM

Location: Fairbanks Ice Museum

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak

Async Generators - Looking at the ES2018 Spec

Building on Jason's talk from last meet-up, we'll look at Async Generators, a widely discussed feature documented in the new ES2018 spec. We'll look at some use cases and live examples.