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December Porto Tech & Creative Events

December is here, bringing the Merry!

So, it’s time to start working on some holiday inspired projects…

Our last event of 2019 happened last week and we’re really happy about how things turned out overall this year. We had amazing speakers, volunteers and a full house on every meetup, thanks to you!

Now, let’s see what you can still do in Porto this month, besides attending about 38 Xmas dinners in 20 days.

Upcoming Porto Events

❤ Here are the events happening in Porto this month. Topics include JavaScript, Design, and pretty much anything creative or tech related.

December 5, 18h00–20h00

· dev · ØxOPOSɆC Mɇɇtuᵽ [0x78] — The Meet
Join in for the last meetup of the year and surf the web this time in a different mood.

December 5, 19h00–21h00

· dev · PyPorto #16. Switch’s Approach to Micro-services
New event with a talk about micro-services in Python, followed by a knowledge sharing coffee.

December 5, 19h00–22h00

· dev · dxTechTalk Porto — QA Day
Join in to talk about software quality assurance cases & challenges and how you can overcome them when developing software solutions for the trading industry and the Capital Markets.

December 6, 9h00–18h30

· dev · FallStack 2019
A day filled with workshops, masterclasses and networking organised by the computer science department of ISEP.

December 10, 18h00–19h00

· dev · TECH TUESDAY: Releases vs Sprints @Blip
An interactive talk with a more specific subject in the tech area. Releases vs Sprints, which are the priorities?

December 10, 19h00–21h00

· dev · DevOps Porto #34: Freelance and Remote — Is it possible in DevOps?
Remote and freelance work is on the rise, and DevOps is no exception. Or is it? 4 people with very different freelance / remote experiences will talk about the greener grass but also the ugly holes of this way of working.

December 12, 18h30–20h30

· misc · The Second “A Scrum Book” Meetup
“Product Roadmap” and “Set-Based Design” are the patterns that are going to be discussed. How we used or missed them?

December 12, 19h00–21h00

· dev · Nerdzão PT #6 — Porto.io
This will be the last meetup of the year with 2 lectures to be announced.

December 16, 19h00–21h00

· misc · Porto Digital Nomads & Freelancers Meetup — Xmas’ in town!
Join in for a few beers, pizza, and maybe some Xmas chocolates! The panel discussion is still unconfirmed, but either way, it’s going to be fun.

December 18, 14h00–19h00

· misc · Founders Conference
An exclusive event for founders and investors. Supported by Câmara Municipal do Porto and ScaleUp Porto the environment will be to share, learn and grow among 50 founders and investors.

December 18, 14h30–19h00

· misc · Fall Presentations 2019
Fall Presentations is free to attend, and everyone is invited. This year they have the presentations from the PdP and ME310 students, plus a networking session and a PDF File session.

December 18, 18h30–20h00

· dev · #1 Porto.Vue Meetup: Introducing Vue.js
#1 Porto.Vue Meetup introducing Vue.js with Ricardo Ferreira, Frontend Developer at Infraspeak and Tiago Coelho, CTO at Pixelmatters.

December 19, 18h45–20h45

· design · Fullstack Porto #10
David Cruz (Talkdesk) and Sónia Gomes (Prozis), both Product Designers, are going to share their journey and techniques presenting two interesting talks.

December 19, 19h00–21h00

· dev · Porto Codes
Porto Codes is a meetup for local and international programming enthusiasts.

December 20, 18h30–20h00

· dev · Blockchain Cases: How does the future look like?
Together with Taikai and Natixis this event will bring you some of the real application use cases happening in the Blockchain space.

That’s all for now but we update our calendar every week so stay tuned!

Monthly Must Read & Watch

We handpicked more articles and tools just for you!

Round, flat, designer-friendly pseudo-3D engine for canvas & SVG · design
Zdog is a 3D JavaScript engine for <canvas> and SVG. With Zdog, you can design and render simple 3D models on the Web.

Hopefully, the Ultimate Guide to an Interface Icon Set · design
Creating monochrome icons for user interfaces.

Free Online File Compressor · design
Free online file compression tool that lets you compress large files to make them smaller. No registration, no watermarks, free to use for anyone.

Awesome Design Plugins · design
All the best design plugins for Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma, gathered in one place.

Bibliography — Selected Books · design
A selection of books on UX design, user research, psychology, UI and web design, ethics, creativity, mobile and responsive web design, accessibility, collaboration, strategy, management and more.

Tool tips: How our design team switched to Figma · design
The tools you use shape the work you do, so picking the right tool is absolutely critical. Here’s why and how they switched to Figma on the product design team.

Creative WebGL Image Transitions · design
A set of interesting looking image transitions, including distortion and warp effects made with WebGL.

These are our suggestions for you to read/use in December!

Happy Holidays!

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