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
Avoiding BurnoutKristin Parich, Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 (View Slides)
Kristin Parich joked once about making this presentation and no one ever let her forget it. So, in this presentation you will learn what burnout is, how to tell if you are, or are getting burned out, and what to do to prevent it/treat it.
GraphQL for Neophytes
This talk is geared towards GraphQL beginners and will cover why and how you might use GraphQL. We will take a shallow dive into both the client and server-side use cases and implementations. We will also discuss some specific details, such as libraries, caching, and writing performant resolvers.
Documentation: Nobody writes it; nobody reads it; when you need it, it doesn't existJay Bienvenu, Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Jay's Laws of Documentation: Nobody writes it; nobody reads it; when you need it, it doesn't exist. Jay will present a plan to help break these rules and develop a culture of documentation in your organization.