Meta Refresh prototyping open house, JavaScript in enterprise meet up at @WalmartLabs, CFP’s open for 50p & Anthill Inside, and Kilter updates

The HasGeek Newsletter ✉️ — September 27

Hi there! 👋🏻

Most of us who are on Twitter might’ve heard the announcement already, but if you’re late to the party, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!
Twitter announced today that it’s expanding tweet limit to 280 characters from 140, as part of test, for some users. I still can’t get over all the “you asked for edit tweet, they gave you space to make more mistakes” tweets. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh well, looks like Deadpool might have to wait for a long time now.


  • Meta Refresh open house on prototyping & motion at HasGeek house
  • JavaScript in enterprise meetup & panel discussion on 14th October
  • CFP’s open for 50p & Anthill Inside 2018
  • Kilter updates

What’s happening at our end?

Meta Refresh open house on prototyping & motion at HasGeek house on Friday

Product design is a complex process. One of the stages (and process) in product design is prototyping. Abhinav Chhikara, co-founder of LisnApp, will talk to us about “everything you knew, and didn’t know about prototyping” based on his experiences at LisnApp and working as a designer at

Join us at the open house if you’d like to get actionable tips on when and how to prototype in product design.
Designers, this will help you to think more about motion design and prototyping in your own design process.
Product developers, you should attend to know how to use prototyping as a way to validate your ideas.

When: Friday, 29th September, 7 PM onwards
Where: HasGeek house

JavaScript in enterprise meetup & panel discussion on 14th October

On 14th October, we’re putting together a meetup on JavaScript in the enterprise world. The purpose of putting this panel together is to bring engineering managers and leaders from large companies to talk about topics like code overheads, adopting and adapting to new frameworks, impact of browser changes, etc.

We’ll have 2 talks followed by a panel discussion. If you’d like to propose a talk, please write to

If you’d like to get a peak into the JS in enterprise world or plan to grow your JS team in an enterprise, this meetup is a great place to talk to practitioners. RSVP now to attend the meetup.

When: 14th October, 11 AM — 2 PM
Where: WalmartLabs, Bangalore

CFP’s open for 50p and Anthill Inside


ICYMI, after two successful editions in Bangalore and Mumbai, we’ve opened the call for proposals for 50p in 2018!As with the past editions, the approach to 50p in 2018 is interdisciplinary with participants from varied domains in policy, technology and banking coming together. 50p will be hosted on 1–3 February 2018 in Bangalore with parallel tracks modelled around the following domains:

  1. Building payment products in India
  2. Banking technology
  3. Technology stack in payment companies
  4. UPI, BharatQR, AEPS, DBT and interoperability
  5. Data science and fraud detection in payments
  6. Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies

Submit talks here:

Take the 50p survey on payments conferences in India!

We’d like to get your feedback to provide you with relevant content at 50p. Take the survey on 50p and help us make the community and discussion spaces better.

Link to survey:

Anthill Inside

We have opened the call for proposals for our third edition of our deep learning conference, Anthill Inside. We are currently accepting proposals for talks (20 mins/40 mins), workshops (at the event or standalone), and Off The Record discussion sessions.
Submit your proposals on:

  • Theoretical concepts in Deep Learning, AI, and Machine Learning
  • Latest tools, frameworks, libraries
  • Application of Computer Vision, NLP, speech recognition, video analytics, and voice-to-speech in a specific domain or for building product
  • Case studies of AI / Deep Learning and product

More details and link to submission here:

Kilter updates

October is fitness month for Kilter. We’re pumped to invite you to join us in this journey. Join us on #kilter on the Friends of HasGeek slack channel and subscribe to the Kilter YouTube channel to catch the action.

Meta Refresh is on 30 November, Bangalore:
Call for Proposal
CMS Conf is on 1 December, Bangalore:
Call for Proposals

That’s it from our end. Have a great week!

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