Wed, 19 June 2024, 6:00 PM Sydney Time

Modern Websites - Why Everyone is Choosing Next.js & the Best Headless UI Library

With Jack Pettit

Event Description

The world of modern web development was SPAs like Angular, React and Blazor. Now customers are choosing Next.js and shadcn/UI - these tools are revolutionizing how we build on the web. This beginner-friendly session will guide you through the process of creating sleek, responsive websites with ease and confidence. Join Jack Pettit, a Software Engineer at SSW who loves working on 🦙TinaCMS. He will guide you through the foundational steps of using Next.js, a React-based framework known for its efficiency and scalability. Experience the seamless integration of shadcn/UI, a user interface toolkit that transforms complex coding into a visually intuitive process. Expect a blend of practical demonstrations, real-world examples, and insider tips about the secret sauce you can use in your web development. By the end, you'll have a solid understanding of Next.js and frameworks to supercharge your next web development project ✨🚀
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We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 pm AEDT.

SSW Sydney Chapel


6:00 PMNetworking and Pizza
6:30 PMLive Stream & Tech News
7:00 PMPresentation


Jack is a Software Engineer based in the SSW Brisbane office, with a specialization in frontend development using React. He is also adept at backend development, adhering to the clean architecture pattern with .NET.

Beyond this, Jack has expertise in NextJS and Gatsby, always aiming to develop swift and responsive websites to ensure the best user experience. His skills extend to mobile development, having crafted mobile apps with Xamarin and now transitioning to .NET MAUI. A strong advocate of DevOps, Jack is well-versed with GitHub Actions and Azure services.

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What is the .NET User Group?

Every month, SSW hosts the Sydney .NET User Group, where developers come together to learn about the latest technologies from local and internationally renowned experts. Topics focus on .NET and other Microsoft technologies (Azure, GitHub, DevOps, SharePoint, Power Platform, and more), full stack development (Angular, React, Blazor), and mobile apps with .NET MAUI (was Xamarin), as well as exciting opportunities to learn about the latest industry trends and even tips on presenting from world class speakers.


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Adam Cogan
Chief Architect at SSW

Adam is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom enterprise .NET and Azure solutions mostly using Angular and React. His solutions also involve Office365, SharePoint, Dynamics 365, and Power BI.

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What do people say?

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Jeff Atwood

Developers are already good at writing code. Writing reams of code just digs you deeper into an already deeply specialized skill. What I am proposing is that we spend less time coding and more time developing skills in other areas that complement our coding skills. Become a better writer. Become a better speaker. Improve your personal skills. Participate in the community. Try to spend some time talking to people instead of the compiler. That's how you distinguish yourself from your peers. And that's ultimately how you become a better software developer, too.
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Troy Magennis

Informative and entertaining. Lots of little snippets of lessons we would have had to learn through experience
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Nick Wienholt

Truly the best place to learn .NET for free in Sydney.
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