Meetups

We congregate monthly to showcase, learn, share, & network. Most recently we've been meeting on either a Wed or Thu each month. But depending on venue restrictions, we mix it up. Please, join us.

Upcoming Meetups

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Thu Jan 11

Please R.S.V.P. for accurate headcount (food/drink)

This meetup kicks off the 2018 with a bang— join us for a talk on Augmented Reality (AR) at the grand opening of Ironfire (a new coworking space in Long Beach)! And its also the start of monthly WAPRO meetups again!

If we have time, we’ll also have a chance for community lightning talks and/or round-table discussion on the state of tech in Long Beach.

Still need convincing it's going to be great? Read more

Past Meetups

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Thu Dec 7

This meetup is an end of year celebration plus a prelude to 2018—we’ll start having regular WAPRO meetups again! Luckily, we’ll also have our last chance to see Roger Howard present locally on tech. Come learn about Docker, a key part of Roger’s development workflow. If you’re not using it yet, now is your chance to kick the tires with a pro (and before he moves to the east coast)! If you are using it, its a good chance to contrast, compare, and ask questions. We’ll also share some awesome docker related tools, too!

If we have time,

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Thu May 25

We’ve got a great meetup lined up this month related to AWS IAM to securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. In addition we’ll have lighting talks and announcements, followed by a fun community round-table discussion on the state of tech and projects in Long Beach. Come join us!

Upcoming meetup dates: ⛵5/25 🌤 6/22 ⛵ 7/20

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Apr 20

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Wow!!! Each month of WAPRO 2017 we’ve had a wide variety of interesting topics. This month looks to continue the trend. Two presentations from folks that run local startups will join us to share about some of the fun & fascinating tech they use daily. If you’re interested in mobile apps or the tech of serverless AWS, or the intersection of Virtual Reality (VR) and the web, don’t miss this month!

Please bring an appetite to consume cool tech, as well as food and drink. (R.S.V.P. or we won’t plan for enough). In addition to talks we’ll set aside time to meet and network with other local nerds. Plus, we really like folks who share, so please, come prepared to show us a five minute informal glimpse into something cool or interesting you’ve recently discovered!

With your suggestions we’ll continue to improve the WAPRO format in 2017. Our goals are to entice locals and guests to come share and inspire with best practices, interesting and/or fun projects, and cool tech tricks.

Upcoming meetup dates: ⛵ 4/20 🌤 5/16 ⛵ 6/22

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Mar 23

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This month we’ve two great talks, both loosely based around javascript and full stack HTML technologies. Please bring an appetite to consume cool tech, as well as food and drink. Plus we’ll have time to meet and network with other local nerds. Also, we really like folks who share, please come prepared to show us a five minute informal glimpse into something cool or interesting you’ve recently discovered.

With your suggestions we’ll continue to improve the WAPRO format in 2017. Our goals are to entice locals and guests to come share and inspire with best practices, interesting and/or fun projects, and cool tech tricks.

Upcoming meetup dates: ⛵ 3/23 🌷 4/20 🌤 5/16 ⛵ 6/22

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Feb

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We had a great meetup in January and hoping for more good times & sharing at Gunn-Jerkins (near Long Beach Airport). I’m still putting together details for this month… more info posted soon! But I could use your help and input as we continue to work out details for presentations, venues, topics, etc. If you or someone you know would like to come share about App or Web development either this month or in the future, please contact us: www.waprorlb.org/contact/

With your suggestions we’ll continue to improve the WAPRO format in 2017. Our goals are to entice locals and guests to come share and inspire with best practices, interesting and/or fun projects, and cool tech tricks.

Upcoming meetup dates: ☃ 2/23 ⛵ 3/21 🌷 4/20 🌤 5/16 ⛵ 6/22

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Jan

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We’re baaack!! … though planning to ease into 2017. This month will be a little more informal and hopefully something for everyone. As always we’ll have some time for presentations, networking, plus free food & drink!

We need your help and input as we continue to work out details for presentations, venues, topics, etc. If you or someone you know would like to come share about App or Web development either this month or in the future, please contact us: www.waprorlb.org/contact/

With luck and your suggestions we’ll

It's 2017, Let's Geek Out!

It’s 2017, Let’s Geek Out!

Ok, as I write this, it’s not quite 2017. But January is almost here. And it’s been a while since we all came together to geek out… Let’s do this!

Topics: Web Development 2017 + Lightning Talks.
Venue: WE Labs.
Day/Week: Tue/Thu (depending on venue).

Do you have a preference on Topics or day/week? Shout out on FB or Twitter. Even if we can’t do it in Jan, we’ll absolutely consider as we move forward in 2017. If you’re interested in presenting on a topic, please contact the organizer, Mike Stewart.

Summer – Hiatus

WAPRO HIATUS

Haven’t seen a meetup lately? The Web & Applications Professionals meetup (WAPRO) is currently on a Hiatus. The plan is to enjoy a fun summer, then organize some meetups agin this fall! If you’re interested in organizing meetups over the summer or presenting on a topic, please contact the organizer, Mike Stewart. Enjoy your summer!

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – May

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TALKS THIS MONTH

The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

  1. Stephanie Mallon (@) – Designers dealing with CSS & Tech
  2. Mike Stewart (@mdrmike_) – Don’t wait, Automate!

  3. PLEASE R.S.V.P.

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Mar

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TALKS THIS MONTH

The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

  1. Nelson Abalos Jr (@thepixelgeek) – Creating happiness on that bridge between Web Designers and Web Developers
  2. Karim Amer (@kaftoot) – Restful API in Python
  3. Loc Nguyen (@locn) – Stair stepping ES6 and TypeScript into an Angular App
  4. Aaron Pedersen (@aaronpedersen) – Two men’s goal to create a monolithic application but…
  5. PLEASE R.S.V.P.

Web & Application Professionals Meetup

TALKS THIS MONTH

The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – Dec 1

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TALKS THIS MONTH

The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

  • Katie Phillips (@) – Why You Should Move That Button 3 Pixels To The Left
  • Roger Howard (@rogerhoward) – AWS + DEVOPS (details forthcoming)
  • Steve Kochan (@COMFREIGHT) – Fail Less, Validate Faster
  • PLEASE R.S.V.P.

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – October

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TALKS THIS MONTH

The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (#WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

  • John Arroyo (@arroyolabs) – The new PHP and the enterprise Mash-Up
  • Patrick Wall (@kwallcompany) – Accessibility in Websites
  • (@waprolb) – Additional talk TBD – As always, come prepared to share a lightning talk
  • PLEASE R.S.V.P.

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – September

ABOUT WAPRO

The Long Beach Web & App Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to share and learn about the technology that ignites our imagination, builds our skill-set, expands our network, and grows community!

The Pros that have worked on/for projects such as Spacex, Riot Games, X-prize, Adobe, Toyota Motor Sports, VMWare, UCLA, CSULB, AARP, and more … have shared amazing talks this year on tech and projects such as Bootstrap, Bower, Browserfy, Headless Drupal, iOS Swift, Jekyll, Meteor, Node.js, SASS, Sculpin, Zapier and more.

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – July

The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and share the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Website: http://www.waprolb.org

TALKS THIS MONTH

  • Greg Gerber @gerbz - ZAPIER, AUTOMATE EVERYTHING
  • Chris Charlton @charltonweb - GITFLOW – I THINK YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG (part2)
  • TBD - interested in presenting, sponsoring, or addressing the group? Contact Mike Stewart

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – June

The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and share the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Website: http://www.waprolb.org

TALKS THIS MONTH

  • James Polanco - React, WHY I MOVED TO REACT
  • Chris Charlton - GITflow, I THINK YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG

RSVP: j.mp/WAPRO-1506-rsvp

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – May

The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and share the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Website: http://www.waprolb.org

RSVP

TALKS THIS MONTH

  • Allen Eubank - MeteorJS, A DEMO AND WALKTHROUGH
  • Daniel Romero - MeteorJS, WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN AWESOME DEMO?
  • Roger Howard, ON BEING A PYTHONISTA AND DJANGONAUT
  • Mike Land - RAPID iOS PROTOTYPING WITH SWIFT
  • Lightning Talks … FIVE MINUTE TALKS BY EVERYONE THAT WANTS TO SHARE SOMETHING AWESOME.

PRIZES

  • We have prizes! Join us for your chance to win books! Examples: **“Mastering iOS Frameworks: Beyond the Basics”, “Learning AngularJS”, “Apache Cordova 4 Programming”, “Swift for Programmers”, “NoSQL for Mere Mortals”, “Ruby Way, The: Solutions and Techniques”, “Practical Guide to Ubuntu”, “iOS 8 Application Development”

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – April

The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Our meetup is FREE and everyone is welcome. Website: http://www.waprolb.org

TALKS THIS MONTH

AGENDA

  • Setup and Introductions (20min)
  • Community News and Job Announcements (10min)
  • Presentations - details below (90min)
  • Networking and post-meetup venue dubya (20min)

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – March

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The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Website: http://www.waprolb.org

TALKS THIS MONTH

  • Mariano Crivello - Digital Effin Strategy
  • Mike Stewart - One Size fits all: One toolbox for Micro, Small, and Enterprise websites using Symfony, Twig, SASS+Compass, Bundler, and more.
  • James Hall - iOS Development
  • Frank Andersen - Go Beach! CSULB has a new website. It’s beautiful. Frank will share how it was built.
  • TBD - interested in presenting? contact me

MAIN PRESENTATION
Digital Effin Strategy | Presentation by Mariano Crivello

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – February

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The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community. Website: http://www.waprolb.org/about

TALKS THIS MONTH

  • Aaron Pederson - Let’s talk about SASS
  • Mariano Crivello - Digital Effin Strategy

Web & Application Professionals Meetup – January

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The Long Beach Web & App dev Professionals (WAPRO) group meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community.

TALKS THIS MONTH

  • Frank Anderson - How to not use Drupal + custom PHP = Highly available, Highly customizable, and Fast!
  • Chris Charlton - Yeoman (Yo + Grunt + Bower = fast!)