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Fenders September Presentation Night
8 September @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
It’s time for our bi-monthly presentation event and we have two great talks for you!
Please be sure to read the covid restrictions at the end of the description.
After the event we will move to Fat Boyz across the road, for some hangs and further chats, and you can get yourself a drink!
For those who cannot attend in person a recording will be available on youtube soon after.
Idiosyncrasies of asynchronicity
Alex Louden, Engineer Bonobo Labs
How to set up juniors (and your team) for success
Hayley van Waas, Developer and Instructional Designer
Do you remember what your first day of school was like? You were a tiny human, with a backpack so large you could barely stand up straight. Your books were brand new and your uniform was freshly ironed.
But the other kids were bigger than you. Their backpacks and books were covered in cool stickers. You overheard them talking about things you had never heard before. What is a bootstrap? Why are there pythons everywhere? And why is everyone obsessed with buckets and clouds?
Once upon a time every developer was a junior developer. For many of us, starting work on your first day ever as a dev is a pretty nerve racking experience. What can we do to make this easier for junior devs? What can we do to help our juniors grow their skills to become invaluable members of our team? How can we help them feel confident and useful from day one?
Join me in investigating how to mentor and grow budding developers in your community and your team. Learn what juniors have to offer you in return, as I explore what I have learned from my years up-skilling and educating those new to tech
Remember, the first day of school is only scary until the bigger kids offer to eat lunch with you and show you around the playground.
Due to COVID we do have some restrictions.
– The event capacity is limited to 30 people, with this in mind please be sure to keep your RSVP up to date, and please try not to pull out at the last minute. RSVP will close 1 day prior to the event.
– We will not be providing food or drinks at this event, please feel free to bring your own water bottle which you can fill up at the venue.
– Masks may need to be worn depending on WA Health guidelines at the time. Please bring a mask with you, and do your best to socially distance.
– For tracing purposes we will have people sign in on arrival so we have a record of who was in attendance.
Why don’t you run presentations every month?
We alternate between presentations and catch ups – the catch ups are a way for you to chat with people in the community in a less formal setting and get to know them. You can come and go at any time it’s much less commitment and aims to help build the community and your network.
Also with the COVID capacity restrictions presentations night attendance is limited so we felt casual catchups allow us to have more people hang out than if we just did presentations. (Especially considering no show rates are at 30-50%.
Why do you do things at a bar?
Good question, it’s simply because there aren’t that many free venues that you can have an unknown number of people coming and going. Bars are one of the only places that allows this. Please do not feel any pressure to drink alcohol at these venues. Mandy is usually drinking cranberry juice, it’s her favourite.
What if I don’t know anyone?
That’s perfect, come along! A few of the Fenders team will be there (usually wearing a Fenders t-shirt!), so if you’re new to the group let them know and they can help include you in conversations or introduce you to people.
Can I get a Fenders t-shirt?
Yes you can, we have a shop on redbubble. There’s mugs too. https://www.redbubble.com/people/fenders/shop
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