April 2019

Every week, I compile a list of events for developers, technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and nerds in and around the Tampa Bay area. We’ve got a lot of events going on this week, and here they are!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exception of Tampa iOS Meetup, which I run, most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Monday, April 22

Tuesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 24

Thursday, April 25

Friday, April 26

Saturday, April 27

Sunday, April 28

Sunday, April 28

 

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Every week, I compile a list of events for developers, technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and nerds in and around the Tampa Bay area. We’ve got a lot of events going on this week, and here they are!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exception of Tampa iOS Meetup, which I run, most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Monday, April 15

Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 17

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21

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Every week, I compile a list of events for developers, technologists, tech entrepreneurs, and nerds in and around the Tampa Bay area. We’ve got a lot of events going on this week, and here they are!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exception of Tampa iOS Meetup, which I run, most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

Monday, April 8

Tuesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 10

Thursday, April 11

Friday, April 12

Saturday, April 13

Sunday, April 14

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Software Sith Lord’s take on the #npmlayoffs

by Joey deVilla on April 2, 2019

Click the photo to see it at full size.

Months ago, I told Frédéric Harper, my friend and former colleague from our Microsoft days, about the opening for developer advocate at npm, because I knew he’d be great at the job. He ended up landing the position, which for any developer advocate/evangelist/relations person should’ve been a dream gig.

Except it didn’t turn out that way.

Fred was recently just laid off from npm — and not by someone he reports to, but a third-party “downsizer” (think of George Clooney’s and Anna Kendrick’s character’s jobs in the film Up in the Air). Adding insult to injury, he would be eligible for severance (two weeks’ worth of pay) if an only if he signed a non-disparagement clause.

It’s certainly not fitting with the image that the company — on whom so many projects rely — has traditionally projected.

Find out more at this article in The Register: Nice People Matter? NPM may stand for Not Politely Managed – job cuts leave staff sore.

 

 

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Have you always wanted to try writing augmented reality apps for iOS with ARKit? Do you have some free time this weekend? If you answered “yes” to both, you should know that Beginning ARKit, my course at RayWenderlich.com, is available for free until Friday, Arpil 5th!

In 2 hours and 22 minutes of video, plus the time it takes you to get the starter projects and code along with me, I can take you from the AR equivalent of “Hello, world!” to building apps that you can turn into your own creations in the App Store…

Hello, AR World!: Your first foray into AR programming, which comes with a free SceneKit tutorial:

Happy AR Painter: An augmented reality tribute to Bob Ross, which turns your iDevice into a Google Tilt Brush-like thing that lets you paint in 3D space. This one had a lot of people at RWDevCon playing with it well after my workshop:

Raykea: In 300-ish lines of code, you’ll be able to write an app that does a little more than IKEA Place. Not only does it let you place virtual furniture in the room you’re in to see what it looks like, it also finds vertical surfaces and covers them with posters!

BaedekAR: The name’s a play on “Baedeker”, and this app is a museum app in the making. Point it at a known work of art, and it’ll draw an AR annotation telling you the title of the work, and an AR hotspot that you can tap to get more information about the work. This is one that I’m trying to promote to my cruise industry customers.

BaedekAR 3D: This app takes the BaedekAR app into the third dimension by having it use a new feature in ARKit 2.0: 3D object recognition! We’ll use this to detect 3D objects in the real world and draw AR annotations so you know what they are.

Once again, this course is FREE until Friday, April 5th! If you’re ready to learn ARKit and have fun at the same time, head there now and start learning!

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