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It’s time for our 29th meetup and what an awesome event it’s bound to be…

We’ve been pestering Avraam Mavridis for years to come speak to GreeceJS and he’s finally here. Flying from Berlin, Avraam will introduce us to recommender systems, such as Amazon’s «Inspired by your Wish List» and Netflix’s «Top Picks for You». An engineering talk you wouldn’t want to miss!

According to the HTTP Archive, 57% of websites use custom fonts – but do they use them correctly? Chris Tsavas from Pollfish will present best-practices for loading and using web-fonts.

Last, but not least, as we continue with the concept of lighting talks, Panos Papadopoulos will present MarathonVC, one of the most prominent Greek Venture Capitals.

Join us on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 at INNOVATHENS powered by Samsung – Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens.

18:00 – 18:15
Networking & beverages

18:20 – 18:25
Opening talk (gr)

18:25 – 18:45
JS Knowledge Quiz (gr)
Test your JavaScript skills for fame and glory. All you need is your smartphone – just make sure to be at the venue on time!

18:45 – 18:55
A word from our sponsor: Epignosis (gr)

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18:55 – 19:40
Loading and using web fonts like a boss (gr)
– Chris Tsavas, Front-end Engineer at Pollfish

The talk is about font loading strategies and engineering fluid typography, options, analysis and suggestions. The first part showcases, with code samples and graphs, the improvements over payload and time saving – per significant option. The second part will break down the mathematics of achieving a smoother viewing experience across all viewports with fluid typography, maintaining the text’s vertical rhythm and comparing font size options like rem, pt, and px.

About the speaker:
Chris has been working with front-end technologies since 2013. He lives in Athens and is currently employed at Pollfish.

20:00 – 20:10
Meet MarathonVC (gr)
– Panos Papadopoulos, Partner at MarathonVC

20:10 – 20:55
Introduction to Recommender Systems (gr)
– Avraam Mavridis, Software Engineer Lead at Marley Spoon

Recommender systems are significant tools for companies like Amazon (e.g. «Inspired by your Wish List»), Spotify (e.g. «Discover Weekly») and Netflix (e.g. «Top Picks for You»). This talk is an introduction to the concepts of Recommender Systems (Collaborative Filtering, Distance Metrics, Content Based Models). Apart from the theoretical part behind the Recommender Systems, there will be practical examples and a demo of building a Recommender System.

About the speaker:
Avraam is Berlin based Software Engineer. Currently he is working as Software Engineer Lead at Marley Spoon. He is obsessed with the beauty of simple architectures and clean code. Typically he spends his time coding, reading or playing board/video games. He is passionate about travelling and cooking.

21:00
BeerJS @The Lazy Bulldog Pub
Orfeos 2, Athens (right next to the venue)

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  • 5 Μαρτίου 2019
    18:00 - 21:00

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