Fresh Hosts Angular Seattle Meetup


Developed by Google, Angular has become one of the top frameworks for building front-end web applications. It is also used for mobile and even desktop and has gained a lot of popularity from which communities of JavaScript developers have emerged.

One of these groups is Angular Seattle, who aims to create four or more meetups a year where developers can share information about the projects, tooling, and features related to Angular.

This past month, Fresh Consulting hosted one of these meetups with Fresh Full-Stack Developer Chris Griffing as organizer and three Fresh devs as speakers. We covered really useful topics like reactive forms, drag and drop, internationalization, and experimental tools like Angular Elements.

Angular Topics

1) Announcing Clarity by Shijir Tsogoo
2) Experimenting with Angular Elements by Michelle Kusold
3) Reactive Forms in Angular by Donnie Ellstrom
4) Drag and Drop in Angular by Xavier Reyes
5) Angular i18n Basics by Chris Griffing

The event had an attendance of about 30 guests and was streamed live through and The recording is also online so you can check it out whenever you want to learn more about Angular.

We had a great time sharing resources with the community and talking about the technologies we love the most while enjoying some good ol’ pizza and coke. If you missed this time, don’t miss Angular Seattle’s next Meetup!


Xavier Reyes

Sr. Full Stack Developer

Xavier is a Sr. Full Stack Developer I with full-stack and JavaScript skills. Born and raised in Ecuador, Xavier completed an environmental engineering program and previously worked as a Visual Data Specialist at Google Maps using code to manipulate geographic data.

Prior to joining Fresh, he freelanced for Killer Infographics and Enter the Studio where he built many interactive sites for clients like Nintendo, Starbucks, and Sesame Street.

Knowledgeable in responsive front-end, back-end, hybrid mobile, and desktop development, some of Xavier’s go-to tools are ES6, CSS3, HTML5, Sass, Node.js, Express, Gulp, Angular, React, MongoDB, D3, GSAP, Typescript, Photoshop, and Illustrator. He has worked directly with graphic designers and program managers in all stages of production, including brainstorming, prototyping, developing, and deploying fully functional websites and apps. He really enjoys learning, implementing new technologies, and completing projects while collaborating with talented people.