Why I started Lightning Talk event for software engineers in Japan
Hi. I’m Yutaro, a software engineer at GAOGAO, a start-up studio based in Southeast Asia and Japan.
Software Engineering Meetups in Japan
- Popular event platform is connpass.com
- Most of them are in the Japanese language only
connpass (not compass) is a popular event platform among Japanese software engineers for getting information about tech conferences, meetups, etc.
connpass - エンジニアをつなぐIT勉強会支援プラットフォーム
There are plenty of events listed on the website, but most of them are in the Japanese language only, making it harder for those who prefer English information to reach out and English events to join in.
Of course, there are some English events, but not many.
Despite that situation, there are software engineers living in Japan who are willing to share their knowledge in English but have no good place to do so.
So we started English Night
We host a monthly online meetup called “English Night”, where software engineers give us the lighting talks in English and can communicate with each other after the talk.
It’s been held 9 times since it was first hosted in June 2020, and the next one is coming up on July 2nd, 2021.
Examples of Lighting Talks performed at English Night
- Wireless Debugging on Flutter Apps Development
- How to do effective pair programming with junior engineers
- Having fun with three.js
- Static code analysis into our project
- and more!
Having fun with three.js
Explain what is WebGL and why not WebGL a little bit Show two examples here - basically, anything you can imagine …
Fix: static code analysis into our project
Introducing static code analysis into our project has made code reviews more efficient Noël NOV 27, 2020 @English Night…
Just like the lighting talk sessions you’ve ever seen at tech conferences or events, the speaker can choose their own topic to speak, from coding to working tips and more.
There are two main purposes why we started English Night.
The first one is to create opportunities for engineers living in Japan to output something they want to share beyond the borders.
The second is to make it easier for engineers outside Japan to access information that was only accessible by the Japanese language, and to have a chance to communicate with Japanese people.
Looking for dev meetups in Japan?
Feel free to join English Night as a speaker, or just a listener!
You can check out our upcoming events from down below. We host several types of events as well.
Or feel free to directly contact me on Twitter for more information or questions! (@smtrdev).
There is a post from Teji(Teji / GAOGAO), the Founder & CEO of GAOGAO so please check this out for more details about who we are and what we do.