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Next meetup

Date: Wed Apr 18, 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Find us


What to expect

The meetup starts with a bit of socialising along with food and drink so don't worry about eating first (unless you don't like pizza!).

The Battle of the APIs!

This month we're back at Holiday Extras with an exciting debate on APIs. Expect to see how you can evaluate the effectiveness your existing API, versus not having to build one at all but relying on cloud services when building front-end apps. Don't miss out!

How good is your API?

Caroline Woodhams

with Caroline Woodhams

The integrations team at Holiday Extras works extensively with third party APIs. To help us assess their quality we’ve developed a tool, and during this talk will walk you through a live demonstration of how to use it, taking our own API as the use case.

APIs 2.0

Tom Vance

with Tom Vance

When building and delivering front end applications (web apps, mobile apps) the last thing we want to worry about is building and hosting a supporting API. Introducing the solutions to your problems, Google Cloud Functions and AWS Lambda.

Schedule for the night:

  • 7:00 - 7:30 - Pizza, drinks and mingling
  • 7:30 - 8:00 - How Good is your API? by Caroline Woodhams
  • 8:00 - 8:15 - Intermission
  • 8:15 - 8:45 - API 2.0 by Tom Vance
  • 8:45 - 9:00 - Discussion and socialising

Finding us

We’re hosted by the good people at Holiday Extras. The address is:

Holiday Extras
Ashford Rd
Kent, CT21 4JF

Important! Due to recent PCI changes at Holiday Extras, all attendees will be asked to sign in at reception with valid ID.

From London

The HS1 fast train from St Pancras gets you to Ashford. From there you can jump on the next train to Westenhanger. Send us a message on the page - we might be able to give you a lift from Ashford.

When you arrive at Holiday Extras

From the carpark, make your way to the main front entrance and follow the signs for codeHarbour. Look for people with pizza and beer. You've made it!


Previous talks

Remotely Interesting

Chrissy Garnett

with Chrissy Garnett

This is a case study from Holiday Extras on our Bulgarian and UK remote teams over the last 18 months.

Warden - Helping Drupal Agencies Sleep at Night

Mike Davis

with Mike Davis

Do you currently have a large number of sites, hosted with multiple hosting companies that you need to keep track of? Do you have sites that you may be in need to security updates but you haven’t had time to investigate? Do you wish there was a central dashboard reporting which sites needed security updates applied?

Future Folkestone

Struan Bartlett

with Struan Bartlett

Tech entrepreneur Struan Bartlett (Founder & CEO of and Alastair Upton (CEO of the Creative Foundation) are leading a project to develop Folkestone as a literal code harbour: a ‘createch’ hub. What does this mean and what does it look like? Why Folkestone, and what are its USPs? Struan and Alastair will present what they know, and then chair an opportunity for the codeHarbour Meetup to fill in the gaps and help shape this vision of the town’s future, to make sure it’s fit for everyone’s needs.

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