Fronteers session @ Trifork Amsterdam

by Daphne KeislairJanuary 17, 2013

logo fronteersYes, it’s that time for another tech meeting!  On Thursday, February 7th we’ll be hosting together with The Fronteers our tech session this month. We’ve got two very enthusiastic speakers, Ross Tuck and Breandán Knowlton.

The presentations will cover:

HTTP and Your Angry Dog

ross_tuckRoss Tuck will broaden our knowledge on how to get the most out of HTTP. He will ask the questions we don’t dare to ask. So, what is an etag, exactly? What’s all that stuff in the Accept header? And what the heck does a Vary header do anyways?! Web developers use HTTP everyday but most of us don’t know how to get the most out of it. This talk begins by filling in any gaps in the basics and then moves past memorizing status codes to seeing what’s going on in every request and response we send. We’ll also see how those concepts can be used to improve performance and add features like versioning and language detection.


bfk_bwMWPcover_largeBreandán Knowlton will tell us all about how to do project management when doing a big project. Breandán is currently Programme Manager at the Europeana Foundation, an organisation bringing together the digitised cultural heritage of Europe. Since he has worked on the web since its beginning, Breandán is a real pro when it comes to project management. He has worked at BearingPoint, Happy Cog, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and quite a few other large and small organisations over the past two decades. Thanks to some great teams and a little common sense, his projects have generally finished on time and on budget. Breandán just published his book, A practical Guide to Managing Web Projects.

So don’t miss out and join us on 7th February. Oh and as usual you don’t need to worry about grabbing food beforehand as we’ll have pizza’s delivered at 18.00 so you can eat before the sessions start.

This is what the programme looks like:

18.00 Welcome with pizza at Trifork
19.00 Presentation by Ross Tuck on HTTP
20.00 Short break
20.15 Presentation by Breandán Knowlton on Projectmanagement
21.15 Time for drinks!

The event is FREE but you have to register, so SIGN UP NOW looking forward to seeing you all then.