July Pre-Funk

Talks are Online

We hope you were able to join us for the first-ever CascadiaJS pre-conference meetup. If you weren't, no worries, talks are online!

Brian Leroux: Intro to Deno

James Quick: Static Sites and Serverless Functions - A Dynamic Combination

Brian Leroux and James Quick

Join us for our first ever CascadiaJS pre-conference meetup! Hangout with fellow conference attendees and enjoy two awesome Lightning Talks by our friends Brian Leroux and James Quick. Like CascadiaJS 2020, this event will take place in... Cyberspace!

  • Date: Wed, July 15th
  • Time: 5pm - 7:30pm PST
  • RSVP: Open to everyone


  • 17:00 - Greetings & Kick-off
  • 17:15 - Brian Leroux: Intro to Deno
  • 17:30 - Q&A
  • 17:45 - James Quick: Static Sites and Serverless Functions - A Dynamic Combination
  • 18:00 - Q&A
  • 18:15 - Socialize & Network
  • 19:30 - End

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.

Using Slack while watching the live stream (full-size image)

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.

tables and chairs in Remo

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.


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.