The Acadiana Software Group (ASG) is a community of software developers located in Lafayette, LA and the surrounding areas of Acadiana founded in 2015*. We welcome professional and hobbyist developers to advance our core mission by exchanging knowledge exchange and building a community.
Members give presentations on a wide variety of topics at monthly meetups, followed by a Q&A. Presentations adjourn to nearby restaurants where members continue their conversations or socialize generally. We also have an active Slack channel for technical and professional advice, professional networking, venting, and socializing.
Software development is a wide field that brings together many parts of our community. Our unique culture comes from gathering people with different skills, skill levels, and experience. Our members benefit from every participant's knowledge and company. There is as much to learn in presenting or teaching as there is in listening or soliciting advice.
Thank you for your support and being a part of this community! Please contact us if you would like to give a talk or if you have an idea for an event or social gathering. You can contact a committee member by emailing us.
* Founded by Chris Parich, Corey Gaudin, Brian Stanford, & Demian Neidetcher
Typescript In Anger: Lessons learned from using Typescript to tame a large legacy applicationAlexander Songe, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 (View Slides)
Taming a large legacy application can be difficult. Typescript can help. But so can architecture decisions. How Typescript can enable you to implement concepts like DDD and SOLID to tame the wild excesses of a world gone mad in a large hard-to-maintain ball of mud.
Technical UX: User experience from a developer's perspectiveHunter Miller, Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 (View Slides)
Creating apps, products, and services with a good user experience can be extremely difficult for developers, even with the support of UX and design teams. Basic usability isn't typically part of the developer curriculum, but it's something we encounter every day. In this talk, I'll show you basic methods for improving the user experience of your software, how that parallels refactoring code, and how that may change the way you think of development.
Consequences of Reality: Navigation in the Real World with RobotChris Parich, Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 (View Slides)
The theory of navigation using landmarks, obstacle avoidance, feature detection, and geomagnetic heading are all well and good for simulated worlds, but everything changes once you have to rely on physical measurements to navigate. Chris will walk through the real-world problems of different kinds of sensors, and some of the ways we try to solve or reduce the errors they cause.