Join us for our ongoing series of online meetups organised by Skills Matter (formerly known as Thursday's Matter)
Skills Matter online meetups are are a series of informal tech talks exploring the topics that truly matter to today's developers.
In each edition, we are joined by an expert from around the to dive in topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.
THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session.
How to Use Powerful Rituals for More Success
Organised by Skills Matter Online Meetups
If you want to use rituals as a powerful tool, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you need to understand that a ritual is neither a routine nor a habit. This presentation will explain the difference and why rituals are good for fostering habits. Second, you need to learn that rituals...cross-discipline devsecops devops
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Managing Toxic Politics in Tech
Featuring Alejandra Quetzalli
Many women, minorities and disabled people are held back in their tech careers because no one ever told them about how politics work. More specifically, no one really warns them to look out for the specific kind of politics and abuse that big tech companies and start ups can be capable of. It’s...cross-discipline people-product-process womenintech politics tech-politics
Getting Geospatial Data on The Web
Featuring Joana Simoes
As a result of cheap location devices, user generated content and IoT — among other things — an increasing amount of geospatial data is generated everyday. In this talk Joana Simoes makes the case for how we can serve or consume geospatial data over the Internet, without reinventing the wheel.data web user-generated-content iot geospatial-data
Vue.js and TypeScript: Working Together like Peanut Butter and Jelly
Featuring Rob Richardson
Controlling Features in Production with Feature Flags
Featuring Dawn Parzych
We often think about speed and danger as being closely related, but we now have empirical proof that faster, smaller releases tend to cause fewer outages and less downtime for our software systems. Being able to deploy broken code into production without negatively affecting anyone is a powerful...
Communication & Influence for Techies: An Unconventional Look at conversations
Featuring Sumit Gupta
Developers are in demand because they have learned the "language" to talk to computers. Yet many developers struggle with "language" in conversations with people. This talk explores the vital role that conversation skills can play in your career.leadership listening career-development language conversations
Haskell: Why and How the External STG Interpreter is Useful
Featuring Csaba Hruska
The external STG interpreter is a from scratch implementation of the STG machine in Haskell. It can export the whole program memory state and call-graph to files that makes easy to find memory leaks and perf issues.haskell stg-interpreter pandoc ghc-wpc
Accessibility Testing: Why and How to Involve People with Disabilities
Featuring Samuel Proulx
In this talk, Sam Proulx, Accessibility Evangelist at Fable, makes the case for why testing with people with disabilities is critical to any accessibility effort, and describes what you can do in order to make this testing quicker, easier, and more effective.quality assistive-technologies test-driven-development testing accessibility-testing