May's topic is Protocols.

Our speaker will be Ross Tuck and he'll be telling us about all the ins and outs of HTTP. The meeting will be sponsored by Optimizely and hosted at their Amsterdam office in the Jordaan district.


19:00: Welcome Drinks
19:30 - 20:30: "HTTP and Your Angry Dog"
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle
20:45: Social, drinks and food.

Speaker: Ross Tuck

Ross Tuck is a senior developer and team lead at Ibuildings in the Netherlands, despite being American. He's currently obsessed with hypermedia, CQRS and vector graphics but this tends to change quickly. Otherwise, he's usually trying to make time to read.

Talk: "HTTP and Your Angry Dog"
What is an etag, exactly? What's all that stuff in the Accept header? And what the heck does a Vary header do anyways?! Web developers use HTTP everyday but most of us don't know how to get the most out of it. This talk goes past memorizing status codes (although we'll see those too) and teaches how to get the most out of every request and response

We got some awesome stuff to give away this month, so make sure you CHECK IN once you arrive at the meetup if you want a shot at getting it!