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Meet up

London HalfStack- June

Tuesday, 13th June at CodeNode, London

This meetup is run by London HalfStack. Starts at 6:30 PM.

Join in with London HalfStack to keep up to date with all things JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5, be it desktop or mobile web!

London HalfStack- June

Join in with London HalfStack to keep up to date with all things JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5, be it desktop or mobile web!

Agenda:

18:00: Meet and greet

18:30: Accessibility in Single Page Applications, by Callum Macrae

19:15: Getting to know GraphQL! , by Mark Drew

Accessibility in Single Page Applications

With the new generation of websites comes whole new challenges to make them accessible to everyone. Join Callum Macrae as he explains how to make single page applications available to everyone!

As developers, we have a responsibility to make sure that as many people as possible can use the websites and applications that we create. But with a new generation of websites—single page applications—come a new set of challenges for users with disabilities, and the assistive technology they use to browse the web. Client-side routing, custom input elements, and shiny animated content: all things that screen readers can struggle with if the developer who implemented it didn't consider accessibility. During this talk, I'll explain what we as developers can do to ensure that our single page applications are usable by everyone, including people who might not use a keyboard, mouse and screen like the majority of us do. I'll show how some assistive technology is used, and demonstrate how some common mistakes we make affect people using that assistive technology.

Callum Macrae

Callum Macrae is a JavaScript developer and occasional musician based in London, UK, working at personalised children's publishers Lost My Name. He regularly contributes to open source projects including gulp and his own projects and is the author of Learning from jQuery, a book about writing JavaScript without using jQuery. He can be found on Twitter and GitHub as @callumacrae.

Getting to know GraphQL!

In a world where APIs and REST are the way that we can communicate with services, it can become an arduous task to get to the information you need.

For example if you look at a single tweet, obtained from Twitter’s API, you will so a stack of information that you don’t need! If only there was a way to query this data to get just what you need. Enter Facebook’s GraphQL language. A language specification that solves the same problem that SQL did for Relational Databases.

In this presentation, Mark Drew will go through the fundamentals of the Query Language, structure, use cases and how we can get started with consuming and creating GraphQL endpoints.

Mark Drew

Mark has been developing applications on the web since the mid 90's, Staring with VRML and Perl and then moving onto CFML, Java and JavaScript.

Thanks to our sponsors

Attending Members

Overview

Join in with London HalfStack to keep up to date with all things JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5, be it desktop or mobile web!

London HalfStack- June

Join in with London HalfStack to keep up to date with all things JavaScript, TypeScript and HTML5, be it desktop or mobile web!

Agenda:

18:00: Meet and greet

18:30: Accessibility in Single Page Applications, by Callum Macrae

19:15: Getting to know GraphQL! , by Mark Drew

Accessibility in Single Page Applications

With the new generation of websites comes whole new challenges to make them accessible to everyone. Join Callum Macrae as he explains how to make single page applications available to everyone!

As developers, we have a responsibility to make sure that as many people as possible can use the websites and applications that we create. But with a new generation of websites—single page applications—come a new set of challenges for users with disabilities, and the assistive technology they use to browse the web. Client-side routing, custom input elements, and shiny animated content: all things that screen readers can struggle with if the developer who implemented it didn't consider accessibility. During this talk, I'll explain what we as developers can do to ensure that our single page applications are usable by everyone, including people who might not use a keyboard, mouse and screen like the majority of us do. I'll show how some assistive technology is used, and demonstrate how some common mistakes we make affect people using that assistive technology.

Callum Macrae

Callum Macrae is a JavaScript developer and occasional musician based in London, UK, working at personalised children's publishers Lost My Name. He regularly contributes to open source projects including gulp and his own projects and is the author of Learning from jQuery, a book about writing JavaScript without using jQuery. He can be found on Twitter and GitHub as @callumacrae.

Getting to know GraphQL!

In a world where APIs and REST are the way that we can communicate with services, it can become an arduous task to get to the information you need.

For example if you look at a single tweet, obtained from Twitter’s API, you will so a stack of information that you don’t need! If only there was a way to query this data to get just what you need. Enter Facebook’s GraphQL language. A language specification that solves the same problem that SQL did for Relational Databases.

In this presentation, Mark Drew will go through the fundamentals of the Query Language, structure, use cases and how we can get started with consuming and creating GraphQL endpoints.

Mark Drew

Mark has been developing applications on the web since the mid 90's, Staring with VRML and Perl and then moving onto CFML, Java and JavaScript.

Thanks to our sponsors

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