devLink is one of our favorite conferences of the year, a conference whose focus is on the developer community. devLink aims to keep the cost of the conference low, you can get into the 3-day conference for as low as $100. At appendTo we really value this notion of giving back to the community.
We are coming to the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN in force in late August (Tuesday, August 27th – Friday, August 30th). appendTo is the Premier sponsor for devLink and will have a booth set up to showcase our offerings and what we’ve been working on as well as a surprise for attendees. Additionally, we’ll have 12 of our employees at the conference giving workshops and sessions all week long. Here is how we’ll be giving back to the community.
Workshops at devLink
Advanced jQuery Techniques
Tues. Aug. 27th, 9AM-5PM, Meeting Room 9/10
It’s time to realize the full potential of jQuery. Join us as we delve into advanced topics surrounding front-end web development and learn how to adopt an application architecture that is maintainable and scalable, while still keeping things simple.
We’ll teach you how to utilize the jQuery library in the context of large-scale applications and show you how to dramatically improve performance, write cleaner and more concise code and increase maintainability and reusability. By the end of the day you should feel confident creating and maintaining advanced front-end-focused web applications.
- Event Delegation
- Traversal, Filters, and Advanced Selectors
- Simplifying Code with Conventions
- Just-in-time Initialization Patterns
- jQuery Plugins
- jQuery UI Widget Factory
Tues. Aug. 27th, 9AM-5PM, Meeting Room 7/8
A solid introduction to the core concepts of jQuery-focused front-end development that shows you how to use it to interact with and manipulate sites. By the end of the day you’ll feel more confident about using jQuery and be ready to start developing for the front-end.
- jQuery Intro and Selections
- jQuery Methods and Chaining
- jQuery each, Deeper into Functions
- jQuery and DOM Manipulation
Sessions at devLink
Wed. Aug. 28th, 4-5:15PM, Banquet Room G
Introduction to Propel ORM
Wed. Aug. 28th, 4-5:15PM Meeting Room 4
Knowing how to write proper SQL is good, and that database utility class you wrote works great – but as the old adage goes: you shouldn’t rediscover sliced-bread … or something like that. This talk will introduce you to Propel – an open-source Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) library for PHP – that will make your life a lot easier.
This talk will cover:
- some ORM basics (and why you should use one)
- generating a database (and reverse engineering a schema)
- generating ActiveRecord and ActiveQuery classes
- adding validation and extending behavior
- basic CRUD operations and record queries
100% Distributed: How to make remote work work
Thur. Aug. 29th, 2:30-3:45PM, Meeting Room 5
Peer behind the curtain at how to build an organization that has flourished as a 100% distributed company. Hear about the lessons, failures and successes of the model. We’ll conclude with thoughts and predictions about the future of remote working.
Thur. Aug. 29th, 4-5:15PM Meeting Room 13
- core OOP principles
- the prototype object and constructors
- member access types (public, private, & privileged)
- prototypical inheritance
- interfaces (mixins)
Using Require.js in an ASP.NET MVC Application
Fri. Aug 30th, 9:30-10:45 AM Meeting Room 3
Hypermedia driven web applications
Fri. Aug 30th, 1-2:15PM, Banquet Room F
Remote Working Workshop
Fri. Aug. 30th, 2:30-3:45PM, Meeting Room 15
Successfully working remotely is a skill that can be learned. This session will cover a variety of skills that you’ll need to be effective and provide value when working remotely.
Meet us at devLink Here is who you can expect to see at the conference.
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