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BeJS - A JavaScript community in the heart of Europe

Join us for an afternoon of ideas & discussions about JavaScript

JavaScript evolution has sped up (a lot) in recent years and even the most veteran developers find it hard to keep up with the latest trends and news. This meetup aims to bring you monthly bite-sized updates on the world of JavaScript along with a healthy dose of nice people, drinks and snacks.

01.

Meetups

We organize meetups where we bring highly skilled and international level speakers to share their knowledge with the community.

02.

Coding competitions

We organize coding competitions, hackathons and games for our community members. Join us to challenge yourself and improve your skills.

03.

Networking

Through our different meetups and mentorship programs, we try to get people to collaborate, learn and share their knowledge together.

Last Events

2020/12/16 19:00

BeJS#9: The Operating System of You

The BeJS Team, in Collaboration with Huxley is happy to announce BeJS#9 where our friend Swyx will be speaking. Swyx is an Infinite Builder passionate about Developer Tooling and Developer Communities. He currently works as a Senior Developer Advocate for AWS Amplify and recently published the Coding Career Handbook for Junior to Senior developer careers. In his free time he teaches React, TypeScript, Storybook and Node.js CLI's at Egghead.io, and helps run the Svelte Society community of meetups.

Talk name: The Operating System of You

Talk description: Developers are mostly humans that run the same "hardware". Therefore most performance differences, especially the ones we can control, are down to our "OS" - our conscious prioritization and processing - and "firmware" - our unconscious personality and reactions. What can we do to better take care of our "hardware", and what does running better "software" look like?

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Since this meetup is hosted online, the capacity is 120 people.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup
- The Zoom meeting will be password protected
- Do not share the password or the link of the meetup on social networks. if you want to invite someone ask them to rsvp on the meetup event.
- Do not hesitate to share this event on social networks as this will help give more visibility to our community
- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose, or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us at: [masked]

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BeJS#9: The Operating System of You
2020/11/25 18:45

BeJS#8: Composition API: a quick overVue By Natalia Tepluhina

The BeJS Team is happy to announce BeJS#8 where our friend Natalia Tepluhina will be speaking. Natalia Tepluhina is a Vue.js core team member and a Staff Frontend Engineer at GitLab. She is a conference speaker and author of articles on different topics related to Vue.js . Thanks to these activities Natalia has got a title of Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies.

Talk name: Composition API: a quick overVue

Talk description: Vue 3 brings us a new feature: composition API, a new way of declaring component logic using function calls

In this talk I will explain why we decided to have a new API in Vue 3, how to use composition functions and in which cases they are better than 'usual' object syntax.

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Since this meetup is hosted online, the capacity is 100 people.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup
- The Zoom meeting will be password protected
- Do not share the password or the link of the meetup on social networks. if you want to invite someone ask them to rsvp on the meetup event.
- Do not hesitate to share this event on social networks as this will help give more visibility to our community
- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose, or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us at: [masked]

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BeJS#8: Composition API: a quick overVue By Natalia Tepluhina
2020/07/29 18:45

BeJS #7 : Rapidly, Rapidly Prototyping / Art of code (project presentation)

Exceptionally this meetup will be hosted online due to the COVID-19 situation.

B2A solutions and Huxley are glad to announce our next meetup, BeJS#7. This meetup will be a special one as we will have a Project Presentation by a Team of very motivated students, and a talk from the amazing Nader dabit (Author, web and mobile developer, and Senior Developer Advocate at AWS. https://twitter.com/dabit3) :
- Rapidly, Rapidly Prototyping By Nader Dabit (AWS)
- Art of code: Project presentation

The Agenda of the meetup :
18:45 => Rapidly Rapidly Prototyping: As developer talent continues to become more expensive, it becomes harder for startups to compete without either:
1. Massive investment
2. Hyperfocus on developer velocity/efficiency

Modern Serverless technology is lowering the barrier to entry & making #2 more accessible, with a renewed focus on trying to enable front end developers to leverage their existing skillset to build real-world full-stack applications.

Developers, companies, and teams that recognize this will have a large step ahead of their competitors and out of the gate be ahead of the curve when variance in opportunity costs begin to be apparent in the product or service the team is building.

The exciting thing that happened in this space is the evolution of tooling which is focused on making this happen and making it easier. In this talk, Nader will talk about some of the tools available today in this space, then dive deep into the tooling that his team at AWS is building. He will then demo how to build a few types of scalable back ends in a live coding session.

19:30 => Art Of Code: An intelligent developer's assistant that revolutionizes code quality control. It is intended for the whole developer community and allows a global control of the visual, performance, quality, and security of a code before it is put into production. It focuses on a single language, Javascript, so that problems can be dealt with in-depth. Developers will be able to get feedback directly into their IDE and access detailed documentation without leaving it.

=> this project is being developed by an amazing team of 8 developers in their last year of computer sciences school. This is their end-of-study master project and they’ve been working on it for almost 2 years so be sure to be there to support them.

Links: https://artofcode.eu / https://gitlab.com/art_of_code.

Wallaby is supporting the BeJS community. Wallaby creates awesome software developer productivity tools (https://wallabyjs.com and https://quokkajs.com) and they are offering free licenses to a few lucky participants of the next meetup.

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Since this meetup is hosted online, the capacity is: 100 people.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup (This will be changed with another way later this year)
- The Zoom meeting will be password protected this time (Only people who RSVPed yes will get the password )
- do not share the password or the link of the meetup on social networks. if you want to invite someone ask them to rsvp on the meetup event.
- Do not hesitate to share this event on social networks as this will help give more visibility to our community and also to the amazing project presented by these students :)
- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose, or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us on: [masked]

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BeJS #7 : Rapidly, Rapidly Prototyping / Art of code (project presentation)
2020/06/17 18:45

BeJS #6 : Javascript meetup in Brussels (Online)

Exceptionally this meetup will be hosted online due to the COVID-19 situation.

B2A solutions and Huxley are glad to announce that we will have Maël, as the next speaker to our online meetup. Maël has led Yarn's development for the past three years. First at Facebook, now at Datadog, he's part of the JavaScript infrastructure team in charge of building great tools to support product teams across the company.

https://twitter.com/arcanis

The Agenda of the meetup :
18:45 => How Yarn 2 will improve your workflows: Managing a JavaScript project isn’t always easy. You need to be careful about keeping your dependencies up-to-date, make your installs fast enough that they don’t slow down your CI, ensure that pull requests don’t accidentally add dependencies you wouldn’t want, setup the right versioning to only release what actually changed… that’s a lot of things to be aware of, and finding how to achieve those goals isn’t always easy.

Fortunately, Yarn can help you! In fact, a lot of those stories can be solved by using old or new features. Whether you’re using Yarn Classic or the more recent Yarn 2, you’ll leave this talk with a better understanding of how you could spend less time doing package manager maintenance, and more time working on what you actually enjoy - your product.

This talk will be followed by a Q&A session - prepare your questions to ask Maël, the lead of the Yarn project! Curious about Yarn 2? Wondering what it’ll mean for Yarn 1? Wondering what’s the big killer feature in Yarn? Fire them off!

Wallaby is supporting the BeJS community. Wallaby creates awesome software developer productivity tools (https://wallabyjs.com and https://quokkajs.com) and they are offering free licenses to a few lucky participants of the next meetup.

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Since this meetup is hosted online, the capacity is : 100 people.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup (This will be changed with another way later this year)
- The Zoom meeting will be password protected this time (Only people who RSVPed yes will get the password )
- do not share the password or the link of the meetup on social networks. if you want to invite someone ask them to rsvp on the meetup event.
- In order to have more protection against spammers: Please use the same name that you have on meetup to connect to the meeting. Only people that will be in the RSVP list of the meetup event will be admitted to the meeting.

- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose, or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us on: [masked]

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BeJS #6 : Javascript meetup in Brussels (Online)
2020/04/29 18:45

BeJS #5 : Javascript meetup in Brussels (Online)

Exceptionally this meetup will be hosted online due to the COVID-19 situation.

We are glad to announce that we will have Max Stoiber, as the next speaker to our online meetup. Max is a Staff Software Engineer at Gatsby, previously at GitHub who acquired his startup Spectrum

https://twitter.com/mxstbr
https://mxstbr.com
https://github.com/mxstbr

The Agenda of the meetup :
19:00 => The past, present and future of CSS-in-JS : Where did CSS-in-JS come from, where has it gone since those humble beginnings and where will it go in the future?

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Since this meetup is hosted online, the capacity is : 100 people.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup (This will be changed with another way later this year)
- The Zoom meeting will be password protected this time (Only people who RSVPed yes will get the password )
- do not share the password or the link of the meetup on social networks. if you want to invite someone ask them to rsvp on the meetup event.
- In order to have more protection against spammers : Please use the same name that you have on meetup to connect to the meeting. Only people that will be in the RSVP list of the meetup event will be admitted to the meeting.

- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us on : [masked]

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BeJS #5 : Javascript meetup in Brussels (Online)
2020/04/08 19:00

BeJS #4 : Javascript meetup in Brussels (Online)

Exceptionally this meetup will be hosted online due to the COVID-19 situation.

The Agenda of the meetup :
19:00 => Open Source Knowledge : We all believe in the power of open source for code. But when we open source our knowledge, we can get the same benefits and it will last longer than any line of code that we will ever write.

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Since this meetup is hosted online, the capacity is : 100 people.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup (This will be changed with another way later this year)

- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us on : [masked]

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BeJS #4 : Javascript meetup in Brussels (Online)
2020/03/04 18:30

BeJS #3 : Javascript meetup in Brussels

B2A solutions and Huxley associates are happy to invite you for the third edition of BeJS meetup (javascript meetup) in the heart of Brussels.

This meetup will be a coding competition using the platform Roboton

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Our meetups have a limited capacity of 50 persons.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup (This will be changed with another way later this year)
- Members of the community who RSVP and then don't show up three times will be removed from the group. ( As we have limited capacity we would like to avoid people not being able to attend because others RSVPed yes and did not show up... If you're not coming please RSVP no so that people in the waiting list can attend)
- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us on : [masked]

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BeJS #3 : Javascript meetup in Brussels
2020/01/29 18:30

BeJS #2 : Javascript meetup in Brussels

B2A solutions and Huxley associates are happy to invite you for the second edition of BeJS meetup (javascript meetup) in the heart of Brussels.

Agenda :
=> 18:30 : Meets And greets
Meet and get to know other javascript enthusiasts. Share, discover, collaborate and enjoy each others company. Snack and Drinks will be provided.

=> 19:15 : Implementing powerful offline experiences with Workbox (45 min) presented by Sam Vloeberghs

Implementing offline functionality has been a challenge in the past. Very different technologies enabled offline capabilities in the browser, but with the rise of service worker support the game has changed. Workbox by Google is built with the goal to make developing Progressive Web Apps and offline behaviour using service workers easy.

In this talk we will first go through some short history of offline technologies. Next we will explore the functionalities of Workbox that allow us to create PWA and more specifically powerful offline experiences for our applications.

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, we decided to add some rules, so that everyone can enjoy the meetup :

- Our meetups have a limited capacity of 50 persons.
- In order to attend you have to RSVP on meetup (This will be changed with another way later this year)
- Members of the community who RSVP and then don't show up three times will be removed from the group. ( As we have limited capacity we would like to avoid people not being able to attend because others RSVPed yes and did not show up... If you're not coming please RSVP no so that people in the waiting list can attend)
- Everyone is more than welcome to help, propose or share Ideas with the BeJS team. You can contact us on : [masked]

Also we saw that you were a bit lazy and did not give a lot of feedback on the last event so please feel free to review the event of November here : https://www.bejs.io/review/
This will help us improve and provide you with the best experience possible.

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BeJS #2 : Javascript meetup in Brussels
2019/11/27 18:30

BeJS #1 : Javascript meetup in Brussels

Confrimed Agenda :

18:30 => Networking
19:00 => Talk#1 : Fullstack application with Nx, NestJS and Angular
19:45 => Talk#2 : You might consider micro-frontends

B2A solutions and Huxley associates are happy to invite you for the first BeJS meetup (javascript meetup) in the heart of Brussels. For this meetup we will have two talks of about 20/30 minutes each and 1 coding game so bring your laptops with you. Applications for giving a talk are open, so if you have an idea for a talk or something that you want to share with fellow Javascript enthusiasts, you can do so by applying here : https://www.bejs.io/call-for-papers

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BeJS #1 : Javascript meetup in Brussels
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