The Bendyworks Conference Roadshow Late 2017

We're ending 2017 with another strong conference showing. Bendyworkers are giving 18 presentations at 14 events in 10 cities and 1 ocean. Topics include Web Components, Twitter API, Progressive Web Apps, Material Design, salary negotiation and Google Home Apps. Come and say hi.

July

Get the Power of Native with Progressive Web Apps

MadJS - July 10th - Madison, WI - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

As developers, we want to create apps that engage users across multiple devices. But building native apps is costly and cumbersome. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) combine the power of native apps with the ease of building and deploying web apps. Learn to craft PWA experiences using new web standards, including service workers, push notifications, and homescreen access.

Getting Started with the Twitter API

CoderCruise - July 16-23rd - Western Caribbean - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Learn from the author of TwitterOAuth how to quickly integrate your application with the Twitter API. We will show you how to speed up onboarding with “Sign in with Twitter” authentication, bootstrap profiles with Twitter identities, and increase reach with quick publishing to user timelines. We’ll go over some basic do’s and don’ts of the Twitter API and show how easy it is to integrate using the TwitterOAuth open source library.

Get the Power of Native with Progressive Web Apps

CoderCruise - July 16-23rd - Western Caribbean - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

As developers, we want to create apps that engage users across multiple devices. But building native apps is costly and cumbersome. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) combine the power of native apps with the ease of building and deploying web apps. Learn to craft PWA experiences using new web standards, including service workers, push notifications, and home screen access.

Web Components: Lego bricks of the web

CoderCruise - July 16-23rd - Western Caribbean - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Writing the same login form over and over again? Web components offer a modular approach to creating reusable UI widgets. Ditch large, complex frameworks and drop these lightweight building blocks into your site. We will show you how to build custom elements and introduce you to the existing elements and tools available from Google’s Polymer Project.

August

Web Components: Lego bricks of the web

KCDC - August 2-4th - Kansas City, MO - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Writing the same login form over and over again? Web components offer a modular approach to creating reusable UI widgets. Ditch large, complex frameworks and drop these lightweight building blocks into your site. We will show you how to build custom elements and introduce you to the existing elements and tools available from Google’s Polymer Project.

Web Components: Lego bricks of the web

Rockford Web Devs - August 8th - Rockford, IL - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Are you writing the same login form over and over again? Web components offer a modular approach to creating reusable UI widgets. Ditch large, complex frameworks and drop these lightweight building blocks into your site. We will show you how to build custom elements and introduce you to the existing elements and tools available from Google’s Polymer Project.

Get the Power of Native with Progressive Web Apps

Midwest JS - August 16-18th - Minneapolis, MN - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

As developers, we want to create apps that engage users across multiple devices. But building native apps is costly and cumbersome. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) combine the power of native apps with the ease of building and deploying web apps. Learn to craft PWA experiences using new web standards, including service workers, push notifications, and homescreen access.

Web Components: Lego bricks of the web

Midwest JS - August 16-18th - Minneapolis, MN - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Writing the same login form over and over again? Web components offer a modular approach to creating reusable UI widgets. Ditch large, complex frameworks and drop these lightweight building blocks into your site. We will show you how to build custom elements and introduce you to the existing elements and tools available from Google’s Polymer Project.

Salary negotiation for people in tech

Better By Design - August 18th - Madison, WI - Ashley Quinto Powell

Pitch creative, pioneering ideas to ditch poverty through community engagement

Forward Fest: Pitch to Ditch - August 21st - Madison, WI - Ashley Quinto Powell

Lady Lightning

Forward Summit: Madison Tech Meetups - August 22nd - Madison, WI - Ashley Quinto Powell

App Development 101

Forward Technology Conference - August 22nd - Madison, WI - Ashley Quinto Powell

Facilitator for Speak Day

Write/Speak/Code - August 23-26th - Portland, OR - Ashley Quinto Powell

September

Negotiating Your Worth

Ellevate - September 7th - Madison, WI - Ashley Quinto Powell

Ashley Powell will empower you to recognize your worth and learn how to have hard discussions. She gives "the talk" on salary negotiations in hopes that more women will move toward a breadwinning salary.

Material Design that Delights

Connect.Tech - September 20-22th - Atlanta, GA - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

By reputation, programmers aren’t great designers. “Designed by developers” usually implies a terrible user experience. Material Design is helping to change this. Google’s UX designers have developed and refined the principles behind Material Design through testing with billions of users. Using Material Design, you can create intuitive experiences with smooth animations that delight users and showcase your brand. We’ll explain Material Design principles and show you how to implement them.

Energize your development flow with CLIs

Connect.Tech - September 20-22th - Atlanta, GA - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Creating personalized CLIs can help you streamline recurring tasks, such as setting up new development environments, managing deployments, and wrangling data. We will walk you through building CLIs in JavaScript to help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure consistent results. Create simple commands that perform powerful tasks.

Salary negotiation

Connect Madison - September 28th - Madison, WI - Ashley Quinto Powell

October

Get Talking with Actions on Google

Mobile Era - October 5-6th - Oslo, Norway - Abraham Williams & Pearl Latteier

Let your users be the voice talent with Actions on Google. Learn how to design, develop, and distribute rich conversational experiences with Node.js. We’ll show you how to approach voice-driven, natural language interactions with API.AI’s powerful bot platform.