Upcoming Events
This week Wednesday at 10PM
Code & Communicate: a workshop for women developers [in-person]

Unlock the power of communication at Code & Communicate: a workshop for women developers!

The Big Picture:

Join like-minded women to learn from experts and participate in a workshop designed to elevate your technical documentation, cross-team collaboration, and public speaking at this in-person event.

Take advantage a supportive environment focused on the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in development and participate in three facilitated breakout sessions:

Master Technical Documentation

  • Learn the art of crafting technical documentation that drives project success and get hands-on experience in creating clear, concise content.

Bridge the Gap with Non-Technical Teams

  • Get tips on navigating the complexities of cross-team collaboration. Practice translating tech jargon into language everyone can understand.

Conquer Public Speaking

  • Overcome stage fright and captivate your audience with confidence. Receive expert guidance and a unique opportunity to practice delivering clear, compelling presentations.

The Details:

Cost: $10 - this cost will cover pizza.

Who should join? - Women in software development (any level of experience).

Where? - Near Toronto’s financial core.

What to bring? - Your laptop and an open mind!

Space for this event is limited! Registration and payment is required.

Step 1: Register to attend on this page

Step 2: You will receive an email with instructions on payment.

Step 3: You will receive an email with venue details.

Meet the Experts:

Niya Panamdanam is a senior software engineer with over 6 years of front-end expertise. She is a passionate advocate for women in the tech industry and emphasizes the significance of thorough technical documentation and efficient technical debt management. She serves as the engineering team lead at Healthie, a healthcare SaaS firm.

Natasha Kasunic is a passionate speaker who has captured all kinds of audiences including executives, peers, students, 1000+ person crowds and smaller project groups both online and in-person. She has a double degree in business and computer science and is currently a product manager at marketing tech firm, Environics Analytics.

Meet Your Hosts:

Zeinab Farag is a full stack developer with about 2 years of experience. She is a career-transitioner starting off in the life sciences and breaking into the tech industry after joining a web development bootcamp. She joined TorontoJS early 2023 and is looking forward to organizing events that are as informative and exciting as the ones that have inspired her in the past.

Chantal Gagnon recently landed in Toronto from NYC where she spent the last decade working with aspiring entrepreneurs and companies in finance, high-ed, and tech before joining Salesforce’s innovation team where she is now. Passionate about empowering women, she co-founded a unique event series that fuses meditation and design thinking to help women confidently find their voice.

Code of Conduct is enforced at all TorontoJS events

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October 22nd at 8PM
JS Code Club - October 2023

TorontoJS Code Club - An online group programming event

Summer is over and autumn is here! The leaves are beginning to fall, the air is cool and crisp and winter is on the horizon. It sounds like the perfect time to grab a hot drink and spend a couple of hours with your fellow developers at the TorontoJS October Code Club!

Code Club is a virtual event where people can bring projects to showcase, work on, bounce ideas off of each other and ask questions while working on software challenges together. Don't have a project to bring? No problem! Join the discussion on a project someone else brought or we can come up with something interesting to work on.

  • We can tackle an open-source issue together. Some issues don't require much context to solve and are suitable for beginners too. This group programming event can be a great opportunity to start your open-source journey.

  • We can hack on personal projects together. Is there a bug in your software that you want to fix with the group? Is there a feature you want to add? How about some refactoring to clean up your codebase? It's fun to see how everyone has different approaches to solve these technical challenges.

  • Are you job searching? We can take a look at Leetcode-style interview questions together.

  • Countless new libraries appear in the JavaScript ecosystem every year. We can try out a new piece of tech together and share our first impressions.

This is meant to be a friendly and relaxing event. Come for the pure joy of building!

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October's Code Club event will take place on Sunday, October 22nd at 4PM EST. The event will be held on the TorontoJS Discord server.

The TorontoJS Code of Conduct is enforced at all TorontoJS events.

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Past Events
September 28th at 10PM
JS Tech Talk [In Person]: A11y, DX, Agility

We're back! (Again, yes again)

JS Tech Talk is for sharing knowledge about all things Javascript or dev-related to improve our craft and careers. Talks are open to all skill levels, but these particular talks may be suited to intermediate and staff levels.

Come out to VMWare Tanzu Labs for some juicy talks on developer experience!

Code of Conduct is enforced at all TorontoJS events and spaces-online or in-person.

Venue is  2 min walk from King/Yonge.

Gendered toilets and a single occupancy accessible toilet are available.

Please do not leave trash around. Our volunteers-developers like us-have to pick it up.

RSVP here to reserve your spot && expedite check-in!

Pizza sponsored by Jen Chan


Shruti Vellanki - Integrating Accessibility into Your Developer Workflow

Accessibility can be intimidating when it's viewed as a checklist. Shruti introduces us to the POUR Framework (Percievable, Operable, Understandable and Robust) to make development more intuitive when looking at code, design specs, assets and testing features. She'll also touch on how tools can be used to make this easier: browser extensions, colour contrast checkers, screen readers and integrations for your CI/CD pipeline.

Nik LeBlanc, "DORA at DevCycle: Tracking engineering metrics that matter"

Google's DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) research shows that the most reliable software teams typically optimize their software for four metrics, including Change Lead Time, Deployment Frequency, Change Failure Rate and Mean Time To Recovery. Nik will share insights from DORA, SPACE, and DevEx that set high performing teams apart from low performing teams.

Rob Jackiewicz, "Fast iteration cycles, how to get feedback and build the right thing"

Speaker Bios

Shruti Vellanki is a Software Engineer who loves working on the front end, Design Systems, Component Libraries, and Accessibility. She enjoys reading nonfiction and is part of the Toronto Public Library's Culture and Technology Bookclub!

Nikolas LeBlanc is the Vice President of Engineering at DevCycle, where he spearheads technological innovation, drawing from his extensive experience in the software industry. Before joining DevCycle, he held key roles at multiple companies, including Engineering Director at Taplytics and Solutions Architect at Rangle.io, leading high-impact development projects. In addition to his technical expertise, Nikolas is an accomplished public speaker, captivating audiences with his insights on topics like DORA metrics.

Rob Jackiewicz is a Senior Staff Engineer that has worked across roles ranging from supercomputers, system software to web based systems. All that matters to him is working as part of a team that wants to achieve greatness in any endeavour that they take on.

Wanna give a talk or workshop? Tell us about it.

Like what we do? We're entirely volunteer-run! Show us some love at OpenCollective!

TorontoJS thanks DevCycle and VMWare Tanzu Labs Toronto for generously supporting the gathering of the community, the organizing of DIY tech talks, the enjoyment of sharing knowledge!

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September 16th at 8PM
JS Code Club: Online - Group Programming

TorontoJS Group Programming is a friendly coding environment where we can bounce ideas & ask questions freely while working on software challenges together.

Please bring your projects/ideas to the event, or just show up and contribute to the discussion!

This event is not about competition or achievements. Come for the pure joy of building.

Code of conduct is enforced at all TorontoJS events https://torontojs.com/p/code_of_conduct

Discord Trial

The event will be hosted on Discord, feel free to join the server using the link: https://discord.gg/UkwS8hg45K?event=1149041295071911956

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