3 minutes. That’s all it took for our April meetup to be fully booked. We are excited for the interest the community is showing for our activities and we’re constantly looking for ways to expand our reach.
We want to start recording and publishing the talks online. To help make that a reality, we are looking for someone to join the Turku ❤ Frontend core team as a video producer. Your duties will be participating our meetups to record the talks, edit the video and publish them on Youtube. You will take full ownership of your position.
You don’t have…
Yesterday we kicked off our third year of meetups with a great evening at Lyyti. Their new office was filled with talented developers and designers: a great combination of first-timers and regular members.
Before we kicked off the evening with our talks, there are two projects on-going in the community. This Friday, Feb 2nd, we challenge software companies in Turku to contribute back to open source with half a day of resources.
Right now, we have 16 companies committed to contributing back and we’re still open for new companies to join! Check out turkugivesback.com.
In March 14th, we are organizing…
Open source software has had an immeasurable impact on the modern software business. If you’re building anything for the web, you are most likely heavily relying on infrastructure, software and frameworks built on the open source model — allowing you to get productive with small overhead and benefiting from the efforts of the community.
Most of the servers in the world run either on Linux or FreeBSD operating system, source control is run by Git or Subversion, databases are Postgres, MySQL or MongoDB and web apps are built with React, Angular, Django, Ruby on Rails and other similar frameworks. What’s…
I was asked by a friend to share some tips and best practices from our two years of running the meetup so that others could replicate and prosper. While we can’t really give a silver bullet nor pinpoint exactly where we got it right, I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned while running Turku ❤ Frontend and growing it from 0 to 350+ members with fantastic partners and constant stream of amazing speakers.
Since being successful in anything is widely based on luck, timing and context, here’s a little backdrop on where we operate since I can’t really…
The Internet and the modern software development owes everything to open source. Anything from servers to databases to frameworks and tools — our businesses wouldn’t run without open source.
Now it’s time to give back! Inspired by Github’s Open Source Friday, we challenge Turku-based software companies to spend one Friday, February 2nd 2018, by contributing to open source projects.
We have launched turkugivesback.com where companies can register to join the project and we’ll showcase the contributions made and projects worked on. Contributions can be bug fixes, features, documentation, improving tests, code reviews or design. …
edit 1/5/2018: Thank you for your interest! We have now a full schedule for spring but we’d love to hear about you next summer when we open our call for speakers for the fall season.
We are open for both experienced speakers as well as people doing it for the first time. There’s no better place to start giving tech talks than a friendly local community.
We welcome all sorts of talks within the frontend context, for example
It has been wonderful two years with the community we love. And we were so excited that yesterday we had the opportunity to finish our second year with a meetup at Reaktor’s new Turku office. The community has been growing steadily and now we are at 360+ members when an year ago we had over a hundred people less.
This past summer, we’ve had a couple of new companies starting offices in Turku. This month we got to visit the first of them as we hosted the October meetup at Vincit’s brand new Turku office.
As we are still a young meetup, we are constantly learning and adapting. Based on some feedback we’ve gotten lately (and the ever-increasing demand for the meetup), we decided to increase the amount of people we are getting in and making the events even more packed. Over 30 people joined us in the meetup with two fantastic talks and some special treats.
Meetups are fun and we are happy to see the culture is spreading all around the world making them more accessible to people. We started Turku ❤ Frontend a couple of years ago with the aim to help people learn new skills, meet fellow developers and make it easier for professional developers and students to find jobs and thus, making it easier for companies to find local talent.
We are excited for the upcoming fall: we have old friends and new partners in the community and first speakers have already been booked. Turku is hot with tech right now: companies like Vincit and Reaktor are opening offices in Turku and tech meetup scene is getting stronger with merges like Turku.ai and new upcomers like TechVentures. Bookmark Meetup Turku to make sure you don’t miss any of the tech meetups happening in the area.
In September, we have Satu Peltola, a UX Designer from Unity Technologies, sharing her lessons learned from working as an in-house designer for companies like…
Community for frontend developers in Turku, Finland. Monthy meetups, hackathons, people. Stories by @hamatti and @tee_mu