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Lunch & Learn

Lunch and learn

Every few weeks (depending on people volunteering for it) during lunch time, a member the technology teams volunteers to hold a short talk of approximately 20-30 minutes about a topic of their choice. Generally all topics are welcome, although something related to their work or interest is encouraged.

Current and past events

making life tolerable using Headless CMS and other happy tools

Wednesday 7 Aug 2019, 13:00 - 13:30 Download Event

Wordpress and other CMSs can make our life pretty difficult, but there are really good solutions (Headless CMS) now that can let us steer our Frontend ourselves. Combine that with Gatsby, a Static Site Generator that lets you write React code but compiles it into a static site easily, you can have a nice setup that lets you develop landing pages easily and with speed, rely on reusable React components, and not have to worry about changing texts and images later.

Presenting Code via Jupyter notebooks in many programming languages

Thursday 11 Jul 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 Download Event

Jupyter notebooks are a really awesome tool to collaborating on Code and have a great way to include code examples in presentations. Up till now, it is mostly only used in Python, but actually you can use it in many different languages and ways.

Nikolai on Kubernetes

Wednesday 19 Jun 2019, 12:00 - 12:30 Download Event

There are a lot of challenges in managing modern software architectures and infrastructure. With the unrelenting rise of container-technologies such as Docker and the microservice architecture pattern, devs and ops are struggling to manage the growing complexity. In this talk Nikolai will present a popular approach for managing complex, containerized applications called 'Kubernetes'.

Ruby on Rails Meetup (Public)

Thursday 6 Jun 2019, 18:30 - 21:30 Meetup Signup Download Event

On June 6th, we are hosting an interesting Ruby on Rails Meetup at Instaffo in Heidelberg, Rohrbach. We have a great location, food, drinks and interesting presentations by Instaffo's Dev members. Our talks are: 1. 'Why I do not hate JavaScript! — All you need to know about JavaScript engine mechanics as developer with deadlines' by Andrew, our one and (not) only JavaScript developer, and 2. 'The Code Quality Challenge — How to get from legacy to greatness (using project organization, CI, linting, tests)' by Patrick, our CTO.

INVEST / SMART - How to properly define tickets for Sprints

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:30 Download Event

How can we define tickets in a way that they are best for us to tackle to allow us to work more productively without getting lose due to missing or bad separation of concerns in tickets? Our CTO Patrick will explain what is the rationale behind the acronyms, and how we can apply them to our day-to-day work at Instaffo.

What the hell are ES6 classes really? (or: the grand JavaScript hack)

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 14:00 - 14:30 Download Event

What is the magic behind JavaScript's new class syntax and how does it work behind the scenes? Our very own Hodger explains it :)