Join us for a CascadiaJS pre-conference meetup, the last one before our main event ! Hangout with fellow conference attendees and enjoy two awesome Lightning Talks by our friends Timirah James, Joe Karlsson and David Guttman. Like CascadiaJS 2020, this event will take place in... Cyberspace!
- Date: Wed, August 12th
- Time: 5pm - 7:30pm PST
- RSVP: Open to everyone
- 17:00 - Networking in Remo
- 17:30 - Greetings & Kick-off
- 17:40 - Timirah James: TBA
- 17:55 - Q&A
- 18:15 - Q&A
- 18:20 - David Guttman: js.la to js.online: Meetups & MMORPGs
- 18:35 - Q&A
- 18:40 - Farewell
- 18:45 - Karaoke!
- 19:45 - End
Timirah James (she/her)
Bio Timirah James is a Technology Evangelist and influencer creating awareness around STEM and diversity in tech as well as helping others build great technical skills and become great developers. She’s best known for being a leader in the Los Angeles and Silicon Beach tech community, her active roles in the hackathon realm, the mobile and serverless community, and mentoring through TechniGal LA, her meetup for women exploring the world of STEM.
Fun fact: She is also a noted singer-songwriter and recently released “Coderitis,” a song about her love for technology and innovation, which can be found on SoundCloud and Spotify.
js.la to js.online: Meetups & MMORPGs js.la had been a monthly gathering of LA’s most interesting JS devs for 8 years. Once the lockdown hit, we needed to figure out how to keep the community together without losing that special something. Would it be Zoom? Twitch? A bespoke React-based 90’s JRPG engine/audio conference app? I’ll tell you all about it.
How to Participate
Part 1: The Live Stream
The first portion of the meetup will be live streamed.
We also encourage you to join the #live channel on our Slack. That's where you will be able to hang out with fellow attendees and ask questions during the Q&A portion.
For your convenience, we will also be displaying the Slack chat conversation on the website in read-only mode next to the live stream.
Part 2: Hanging out
Following the conclusion of the talks and Q&A, there are two options for hanging out and chatting:
Remo is a virtual event platform that allow us to create a floor that has tables and chairs. Each table can accommodate a maximum of 6 people, and once you "sit down" you will be in a video chat (video + audio) with the other people seated at that table.
A few instructions on how to use Remo:
- When you enter the event, make sure to turn-on your camera and microphone (buttons at the bottom)
- Take a second to edit your profile (upper right) and upload a photo and set your display name
- Double-click on a chair to "sit down" and join the video chat
- Click on "Tile View" to make everyone's video big
- Click on "Floor Plan View" to shrink the videos and reveal the floor plan
A few tips on getting the most out of the event:
- Be a good listener, don't dominate the conversation
- Remember the two feet rule: feel free to leave a table whenever you like.
- Remember the Pacman rule: always try to leave a chair open at your table, if possible.
Rambly is an 8-bit universe where you pick an avatar and walk around having audio-only conversations.
More info on how to participate in Karaoke by Voicebox will be emailed to you.
Links to both Remo and Rambly were emailed to everyone who registered for this event. Please check your inbox and possibly your Promotions/Social/Spam folder if it's not there.