For our February meetup we have two quite different talks:
Writing Maintainable CSS for a Large Application by Aimée Lally
Aimée Lally is an artist turned developer working for Adaptemy, an educational technology startup in Dublin. Adaptemy took the opportunity of the 2015 school holidays to complete a frontend rewrite of their web application. Aimée took charge of writing a new responsive CSS framework for the application, from the ground up.
This talk will cover how to write maintainable css for a large scale application. Aimée will discuss the challenges they faced and the learnings they acquired along the way.It will include:
• The challenges and benefits of building your own framework
• Why you should get comfortable with a CSS pre-compiler like SASS or LESS
• The advantage of using bullet-proof naming conventions
• How to develop for a reskinnable product
• The importance of constant refactoring
Working Remotely by Patrick Mooney
Patrick Mooney from Osmosoft, a team of designers, developers and UX consultants who work at BT, will talk about working remotely, focussing on the agile and lean processes they follow. Patrick will demonstrate how the web has removed the need for UX teams to be co-located and still thrive in areas like collaborative design thinking, prototyping and user testing and research. The talk will aim to give as much practical advice, including tips and tricks of the software used on a daily bases.
Beer and Pizza is kindly provided by Pivotal Labs (Thank You!). The talks are hosted by Pivotal in their DogPatch Labs space, please leave your full name when RSVPing as there will be a list of attendees at the door for security purposes.
Please note, although it's a free event, this is a ticketed event for security reasons, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dublinux-working-remotely-and-writing-maintainable-css-talks-tickets-20756882394 and bring your ticket with you. Thank you!