And the Winner Is - Building a Eurovision Voting System
For over 60 years households across Europe have enjoyed the most weird, wacky, and wonderful singing competitions in the form of Eurovision. In this talk we’ll do a whirlwind tour of the event and focus on how it’s increasingly complex voting system works, and how you can build your own to match it.
Introduction to APIs
Building Your First Facebook Bot
So You Want To Run Online Events
Many developer relations professionals are having to figure out the world of online events. In this talk, we'll cover how three different events have been run, each with their own tooling, and introduce a framework for assessing new approaches.
Build a Call-In Phone Line With Pre-Recorded Messages
Learn how to accept incoming calls and respond with both a pre-recorded MP3 file and synthesised speech. In this project, we learn about Serverless using Netlify Functions, and utilizing Airtable as a database. The final project is a phone line which users can call to hear today’s MP3 ‘thought of the day’, with a fallback message read if there isn’t a recording for today.
Build a Serverless Video Conferencing Application
Getting the Most From Running a Hackathon
Hackathons are invention marathons which bring together practitioners to solve challenges in a fixed period of time. While at the core hackathons have the same format, organisations running them often have different goals in mind that they hope to achieve by doing so.With these goals in mind, we’ll be exploring the different variants in these events, how to identify which is most appropriate and what to do to get the most from them.
You Don’t Need to Know it All
With a new libraries, frameworks and tools being released every year, it’s hard to keep up. The truth is you don’t need to learn most of them, but you do need to know what’s out there. In this talk, we’ll cover how to assess and new technologies, and be okay with only knowing the basics.
Letting Go Of Your Baby
The very structure of student groups means that there will be a change of cast every academic year. This is a frank talk about the need to let go of your events and projects, while training new people to take up the mantle.
The Hackathon Zoo
Hackathons are wide-reaching in format and goals, as are the aspirations of developers attending. In this talk, we'll discuss some of the different types of events out there, and match them to developer personas.