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Tech Share: December Recap

Daphne North
Jan 18

At REDspace, knowledge sharing and continuous learning is at the heart of what we do. Every week, our team meets to share tools, resources, and general knowledge about the web and technology industry as a whole. Here’s a monthly recap of some of the topics covered in Tech Shares.

We are fortunate to have a wealth of diverse technical skills and a learning culture that really sets us apart. We love technology and finding new ways to solve problems. This helps us deliver the best solutions in the world to our clients. 

In order to maximize this, we facilitate a variety of ways to collaborate and knowledge share within and across different teams. Not only does this keep us at the top of our industry, but it also dramatically helps on-boarding new team members to new projects.

One key way we do this is Tech Shares—a weekly meeting where the REDspace team shares tools, resources, and general knowledge about the web and technology industry as a whole. Here’s a monthly recap of some of the topics covered in December Tech Shares.

 

Recursion in JavaScript by Chris Burton
Recursion can be a very useful tool for any developer, but it can also be a confusing concept. In this Tech-share, we break down exactly what a recursive function looks like, how it works and the best use cases for it in JavaScript.

On-device machine learning by Fred Cheung
Fred outlined how on-device machine learning works on Android devices, going through the benefits of ML done on device and comparing the use of pre-trained models to Federated Learning. He wrapped up with a demo of an Object Detector using ML Kit.

Scripting with Inkscape and Gimp by TJ Webb
In this tech share we cover several command line tools including Gimp, Inkscape, ImageMagick, & Potrace for image manipulation. Learn to convert SVGs to PNGs, trace bitmap image to create SVGs, and get an intro to some image manipulations such as inverting colours and resizing; all from the command line and with shell scripts.

Dockerize code server (VS Code for the web) with lando by Eric Aguayo
The presentation briefly describes what is Code Server and Lando, and explains how to embed Code Server into a docker container with Lando for a ready to go Web IDE for each project.

JS Promises by Greg Mclean
Demonstrated the Promise constructor and its instance methods by providing examples and referring to the MDN web docs.

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