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 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.

Future meetup dates: ☔ 1/17 ☃ 2/21 ⛵ 3/21 🌷 4/18 🌤 5/16 ⛵ 6/20 🌊


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. Mike Stewart (@mdrmike_) – Web Development 2017
  2. Roger Howard (@rogerhoward) – Long Beach Open Data - DataLB and HackLB
  3. Lightning Talks (@waprolb) – Community Lightning Talks

  4. PLEASE R.S.V.P.


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!


In the past we’ve had professionals present that have worked on projects such as Spacex, Riot Games, X-prize, Adobe, Toyota Motor Sports, VMWare, UCLA, CSULB, AARP, and more … using technologies such as Bootstrap, Bower, Browserfy, Headless Drupal, iOS Swift, Jekyll, Meteor, Node.js, SASS, Sculpin, Zapier and more.

Every month we come together to:

  • Demo technologies we use, especially those driving the convergence of websites and mobile apps
  • Showcase our projects built with cool tech
  • Share industry “best practices”
  • Newcomer Q&A’s
  • Network, get to know each other, and otherwise have fun

We have a preference for open-source software, especially server-side. This year we have meetups focused on the life-cycle and technologies related to website and application development. We will especially try to delve into situations where mobile and web technologies converge. The meeting topics we cover will vary monthly and will be tailored to, and by, our community. Want to see something in particual? Let us know by tweeting using the hash #WAPRO.

If you have interest or work in Web or Application Development, add our meetup to your calendar now and join us! Our meetups are FREE and open to EVERYONE.

WE Labs


DATE: Tue – January 17, 2017
TIME: 7-9p
LOCATION: 235 E. Broadway, 8th Floor, Long Beach, CA
MAP LINK: WE Labs – Broadway + Long Beach BLVD intersection.
PARKING: FREE: Street parking east of Long Beach Blvd after 6p. Metered until 6p. WE Labs is on the corner. CHEAP: The Cityplace Lot C #6 … 2hrs FREE then hourly » 3rd Street + Promenade


Web Development 2017

A review of the tech that’s influencing the landscape in 2017. Come prepared to learn about the trends, tools, processes, and tech affecting web and app development in 2017 … and beyond.

Mike Stewart

Media Done Right Twitter: @mdrmike_ Instagram: @mdrmike headshot

Open Source evangelist, community organizer, Long Beach native. From enterprise I.T. to consulting. Ultimately, licensing independence for his clients plus the discovery of the principles behind free software, led him to Drupal as a veritable swiss-army-knife for the web, and more generally the promotion and use of freedom software.

Long Beach Open Data - DataLB and HackLB

The City of Long Beach has recently made its first major splash in the civic open data world with the launch of DataLB. Roger will bring you up to speed with civic open data, take you on a tour of DataLB, and show some of his open data work launched under the HackLB project.

Roger Howard

Twitter: @rogerhoward Instagram: @rogerxhoward headshot

I spent over 15 years in large organizations such as Playboy, Fox, The Getty, and Blizzard Entertainment providing technology leadership, hands on engineering, and process innovation. My specialties generally center around the design and delivery of large collections of data and digital media in museums, photo agencies, video game studios, and other high-volume media environments. These days I work independently as a programmer, consultant, and occasional technical writer.

Community Lightning Talks

Show us something cool you’ve created or discovered that you think we should know in 5 minutes or less.

Lightning Talks

WAPRO Community Twitter: @waprolb Instagram: @waprolb headshot


Our sponsors help make our meetups awesome! They feed us, provide a place to gather, share, & learn from each other, and some even give us cool things to giveaway! Take a moment to thank them, click their logo to visit their twitter/facebook account… and thank them publicly. (Please, use hash #WAPRO)

Meetup date January 17, 2017