Developers love meet-ups. Almost every programming language has its own local meet-up. Almost. There wasn’t a CSS-specific meet-up in Singapore at the time, and usually talks related to CSS latched onto other meet-ups like Talk.JS or Front End Developers Singapore.
Talk.CSS came into being on October 26, 2015. It all started from a random conversation in our local digital watering hole, the KopiJS slack channel. The idea of starting a CSS meet-up seemed to take quite well and by 4pm we already had a logo, a GitHub organisation, a Twitter account and the venue for our inaugural meet-up.
The meetup was started and run by Chen Hui Jing and Chris Lienert. Chris left Singapore to return to Australia after Talk.CSS #34. But after 3 months of flying solo, we lucked out and found a new co-organiser, Gao Wei.
Our sort-of-secret-unofficial mascot, named “200” (go ask Wei about that), first made an appearance at Talk.CSS #19, but had since flown under the radar. But they have started to make more regular appearances so keep a look out. You can also send them your birthday wishes on 8 June.
We can’t talk about tech meet-ups in Singapore without mentioning webuild.sg, THE hub for all things tech on this little red dot. If you’re interested to attend any other tech meet-ups, definitely check it out. For data buffs, there is https://webuildsg.github.io/data/, which has information on tech meet-ups in Singapore dating back to December 2014.
As of August 2018, webuild.sg has merged into Engineers.SG, so please refer to https://engineers.sg/events for the list of upcoming open developer, design and maker events in Singapore.
Also, a huge kudos to Engineers.SG, which records videos of almost every single tech meet-up in Singapore. Credit to Michael Cheng and his army of videographers for making this possible.
We have a new best friend meet-up, React Knowledgeable AKA RK, which is Wei’s brainchild, and is meant to be a fun and friendly podium to share what we learn about React. They are totes legit, with a
.org domain, plus a maybe-official-unofficial mascot named “Prpl”, birthday on 24 June. Together with 200, they are a sibling pair AKA “the kids”.