• Antenna (map)
  • Beck Street
  • Nottingham, England, NG1 1EQ
  • United Kingdom

Note the change of date!

Tech Nottingham is moving to the second Monday of every month from June

This month we have two fantastic talks from Nottingham-based thought leaders in their fields, Nikki McCaig and Dave Wood. Plus we've got free food and drinks provided at the event thanks to our sponsors.

Everyone is welcome and there are no tickets required. Just turn up - it's free!

Being Asynchronous in Javascript

by Dave Wood

Dave Wood

Dave Wood

Whether you're handling communication to and from the browser or running I/O in a Node App, Asynchronous JavaScript can be accomplished in many different ways -  callbacks, libraries such as async and bluebird, or using the new Promise support in browsers and Node.js. But, do you know how these work and when you should use them?

In this talk we will review the benefits, pitfalls, and ways to implement concurrent JavaScript code in the browser and in Node.js. We'll look at the support for async/await, how this differs from callbacks and asynchronous libraries, and take a brief look at how these have been implemented to gain a better understanding of what's going on under the hood.

At the end of this talk you will be able to make more informed decisions about your JavaScript code with asynchronous operations, helping to improve readability and maintainability where it's needed the most

About Dave

Dave is a Contract Software Developer currently working at nearForm. Specialising in Node.js, Dave is working hard to deliver ambitious and complicated systems in JavaScript. Being a former Esendex Developer, he has strong opinions on TDD, DDD and clean code.

In 2016 Dave helped write Hackbot and the Hack24-API for use at various hack events, and spends his free time dabbling in many unfinished projects. He is an advocate for TypeScript, prefers to avoid .NET (at last), and recently converted to veganism to help save the world from self destruction.

Selling Coffee to Coffee Shops

by Nikki McCaig

Nikki McCaig

Nikki McCaig

How do you market technology in a world of technology addicts, and how should technology companies be utilise their marketing teams to achieve the best results?

This talk focuses on how to approach marketing both niche and broad technology products, and talks about how technology businesses can better support their marketing teams, improve how they communicate and be better at reaching their customers.

About Nikki

Nikki is a Sales Marketing Executive at Roller Agency, and has worked in marketing for over 3 years. From setting up her own lifestyle blog - nikkimccaig.com - to working for agencies like Hallam Internet. Her fields of interest range from the happy 'fluff' of marketing, to the gritty. hard lessons of technology.

Hoping to gain more experience in public speaking, and to spread the word about the value of tech marketing, she's making her debut presentation for us at Tech Nottingham.

Win free JetBrains software at Tech Nottingham

This month at Tech Nottingham we'll be giving away a 1 year subscription to a JetBrains product of your choice, including Resharper, IntelliJ and PHPStorm.

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