Christmas 2017 Lightning Talks & Quiz

As usual our end of year meetup will be raising funds for BBC Children in Need and Crisis at Christmas. All ticket net revenue from the event will be donated plus we’ll try and round that up from group funds. Please give as generously as you can.

In terms of content there will be a collection of lighnting talks on subjects ranging from AI to Retro Computing with a few web perf ones thrown in for good measure, followed by our now infamous quiz with some tasty prizes – that’s right, the prize will be whatever pizza is left over at the end of the evening.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish.

React + ASP.NET Core = :thumbsup:

Learn about ASP.NET Core, Microsoft's cross-platform and open-source web app framework, and how we can integrate a React app with an ASP.NET Core back-end, including server-side pre-rendering!
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Where are the women?

We’re all good people, we all care about diversity. In which we riddle: how do you measure diversity without counting people? And how do you know it’s working?
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DDoS protection – why hardware is NOT sufficient anymore

DDoS attacks are becoming more and more prevalent – they become a challenge for every enterprise out there. Every enterprise is a potential victim and should invest in protection now. There are various approaches to protect but not all of them a sufficient anymore. In this talk Oliver discusses DDoS…
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My first program – a journey back to 1983

Perry is old ! Here's his story of when back in 1983 he wrote his first ever program and how this year the program, and his first computer, a Camputers Lynx, were restored to working order and saved for posterity
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